One Ph.D. Position in Chemistry on Mosaics


CCHT-IIT funds one scholarship for a Ph.D. position available in the Joint PhD Program in Chemistry of the Università Ca’ Foscari – Venezia  and Università degli Studi di Trieste. The joint research aims at developing protective materials for Cultural Heritage preservation. The position holder will focus on Mosaic: study of the constituent components, from the glass tiles to the bedding mortar and development of tailored protective systems (C/12).The recipient of the scholarship will develop the project under the supervision of the Center Coordinator, Arianna Traviglia, in Venice, together with a supervisor at the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems of the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

In details, the research program will focus on the characterisation and protection of architectural decorative elements, such as mosaics exposed to hazardous conditions (like highly saline environment, e.g. near sea or lagoon). In particular, the PhD student will study the variety of materials that compose the mosaics, notably the glass/stone tesserae and the mortar. The diffusive processes occurring within the stratigraphy will be studied to better understand the degradation processes. The study will be aimed at the development of nanostructured protective layers capable to locally consolidate the bedding material.

The official call is available at this link: PHD degree | how to apply (ATTACHMENT 4 - Chemistry) and the italian version at this link: Dottorati di Ricerca | Come partecipare (ALLEGATO 4 - Chimica).

Click HERE to find the available scholarship! Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions at the e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: 7th June 2021, at 1:00 pm (Italian time)

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