Professor, Centre SMAArt, University of Perugia, Italy

Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry and President of the Centre of Excellence SMAArt (Scientific Methodologies applied to Archaeology and Art) at the University of Perugia, IT.

Author of more than 150 publications in the international scientific literature on chemical kinetics and innovative technologies applied to the study and conservation of artworks. He has been Co-Editor of a special issue of “Accounts of Chemical Research”, entitled “Advanced Techniques in Art Conservation”. 

From 2000 to 2004 he has been Coordinator of the European Network LabS-TECH, “Laboratories on Science and Technology for the conservation of European Cultural Heritage” and, from 2004 to 2009, Coordinator of the European Integrated Infrastructure Initiative EU-ARTECH, “Access, Research and Technology for the Conservation of the European Cultural Heritage”.

From 2005 to 2009, Responsible of the Perugia Unit in the European (Marie Curie) Project EPISCON, “European PhD in Science for Conservation”,  MEST-CT-2005-020559.

Currently, he is Coordinator of the European Integrated Project CHARISMA, “Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to Conservation”, 7th FP, n.228330.