Francesca Di Turo

Post Doc

Contacts

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+39 041 2346756

About

Francesca graduated cum laude in Technologies for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage at Sapienza University of Rome. In 2018, she received the Ph.D. Doctor Europeaus degree from the same university with a thesis about the optimization of electrochemical techniques for the study of archaeological bronzes. This topic was developed in collaboration with the Univerisity of Valencia, where she worked as visiting researcher for more than a year. The research has allowed to develop a dating method on archaeological bronzes, characterizing and studying the corrosion phenomena. In addition to articles concerning her doctoral thesis, she has collaborated in other projects for the analysis of ancient materials (i.e., silver coins, potteries, pigments). She also authored several book chapters about the dissemination of Science for Cultural Heritage. She is the founder of the blog "Research for Cultural Heritage". Francesca is currently Post Doc at the Center for Cultural Heritage Technology (CCHT@Ca’Foscari).

Interests

Corrosion Cultural Heritage Conservation Archaeometry

Selected Publications

As *corresponding or co-corresponding author

  • F. Di Turo*, Limits and perspectives of archaeometric analysis of archaeological metals: A focus on the electrochemistry for studying ancient bronze coins. Journal of Cultural Heritage (In press). 
  • F. Di Turo*, C. Mai, A. Haba-Martinez, A. Doménech-Carbò. Discrimination of papers used in conservation and restoration by the means of the voltammetry of immobilized microparticles technique. RSC Analytical Methods 2019, 11, 4431.

  • F. Di Turo*, R. Parra, J. Piquero-Cilla, G. Favero, A. Doménech-Carbò. Crossing VIMP and EIS for studying heterogeneous sets of copper/bronze coins. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry (2019) 23(3), pp. 771-781

  • A. Doménech-Carbó, S. Holmwood, F. Di Turo, N. Montoya, F. M. Valle-Algarra, H.G.M. Edwards, M. T. Doménech-Carbó. On the Composition and Color of Maya Blue: A Reexamination of Literature Data Based on the Dehydroindigo Model, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2019) 123, 770−782.

  • M. T. Doménech-Carbó, F. Di Turo, N. Montoya, F. Catalli, A. Doménech-Carbó, and C. DeVito. FIB-FESEM and EMPA results on Antoninianus silver coins for manufacturing  and corrosion processes, Scientific Reports (2018) 8:10676 
  • F. Di Turo, N. Montoya, J. Piquero-Cilla, C. De Vito, F. Coletti, I. De Luca, A. Doménech-Carbó. Electrochemical discrimination of manufacturing types of pottery from Magna Mater Temple and Fora of Nerva and Caesar (Rome, Italy), Applied Clay Science (2018), Volume 162,305-310.

  • F. Di Turo*, P. Matricardi, C. Di Meo, F. Mazzei, G. Favero, D. Zane. PVA hydrogel as polymer electrolyte for electrochemical impedance analysis on archaeological metals, Journal of Cultural Heritage 37 (2019) 113–120.
  • F. Di Turo, N. Montoya, J. Piquero-Cilla, C. De Vito, F. Coletti, G. Favero, M.T. Doménech- Carbò, A. Doménech-Carbò. Dating Archaeological Strata in the Magna Mater Temple Using Solid-state Voltammetric Analysis of Leaded Bronze Coins, Electroanalysis (2018) 30, 361-370.

  • F. Di Turo*, C. De Vito, F. Coletti, F. Mazzei, R. Antiochia, G. Favero. A multi-analytical approach for the validation of a jellified electrolyte: Application to the study of ancient bronze patina, Microchemical Journal 134 (2017), 154-163.

  • F. Di Turo, N. Montoya, J. Piquero-Cilla, C. De Vito, F. Coletti, G. Favero, A. Doménech-Carbò. Archaeometric analysis of Roman bronze coins from the Magna Mater temple using solid state voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Analytica Chimica Acta 955 (2017), 36-4.

  • F. Di Turo, C. Proietti, A. Screpanti, M.F. Fornasier, I. Cionni, G. Favero, A. De Marco. Impacts of air pollution on Cultural Heritage corrosion at European level: What has been achieved and what are the future scenarios. Environmental Pollution 218 (2016), 586-594.

IIT Publications

  • 2020
  • da Silveira G.D., Di Turo F.iit, Dias D., da Silva J.A.F.
    DOI

    Electrochemical analysis of organic compounds in solid-state: applications of voltammetry of immobilized microparticles in bioanalysis and cultural heritage science

    Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry
  • Di Turo F.iit, Coletti F., De Vito C.
    DOI

    Investigations on alloy-burial environment interaction of archaeological bronze coins

    Microchemical Journal, vol. 157
  • Di Turo F.iit
    DOI

    Limits and perspectives of archaeometric analysis of archaeological metals: A focus on the electrochemistry for studying ancient bronze coins

    Journal of Cultural Heritage, vol. 43, pp. 271-281
  • Artesani A.iit, Di Turo F.iit, Zucchelli M., Traviglia A.iit
    DOI

    Recent Advances in Protective Coatings for Cultural Heritage - An Overview

    Coatings, vol. 10, (no. 3), pp. 2017
  • 2019
  • Guizzo S., Tortolini C., Pepi F., Leonelli F., Mazzei F., Di Turo F., Favero G.
    DOI

    Application of microemulsions for the removal of synthetic resins from paintings on canvas

    Natural Product Research, vol. 33, (no. 7), pp. 1015-1025
  • Domenech-Carbo A., Holmwood S., Di Turo F., Montoya N., Valle-Algarra F.M., Edwards H.G.M., Domenech-Carbo M.T.
    DOI

    Composition and Color of Maya Blue: Reexamination of Literature Data Based on the Dehydroindigo Model

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123, (no. 1), pp. 770-782
  • Di Turo F., Parra R., Piquero-Cilla J., Favero G., Domenech-Carbo A.
    DOI

    Crossing VIMP and EIS for studying heterogeneous sets of copper/bronze coins

    Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, vol. 23, (no. 3), pp. 771-781
  • Di Turo F.iit, Mai C., Haba-Martinez A., Domenech-Carbo A.
    DOI

    Discrimination of papers used in conservation and restoration by the means of the voltammetry of immobilized microparticles technique

    Analytical Methods, vol. 11, (no. 35), pp. 4431-4439
  • Di Fazio M., Di Turo F., Medeghini L., Fabrizi L., Catalli F., De Vito C.
    DOI

    New insights on medieval Provisini silver coins by a combination of non-destructive and micro-invasive techniques

    Microchemical Journal, vol. 144, pp. 309-318
  • Di Turo F., Matricardi P., Di Meo C., Mazzei F., Favero G., Zane D.
    DOI

    PVA hydrogel as polymer electrolyte for electrochemical impedance analysis on archaeological metals

    Journal of Cultural Heritage, vol. 37, pp. 113-120
  • Fabrizi L., Di Turo F., Medeghini L., Di Fazio M., Catalli F., De Vito C.
    DOI

    The application of non-destructive techniques for the study of corrosion patinas of ten Roman silver coins: The case of the medieval Grosso Romanino

    Microchemical Journal, vol. 145, pp. 419-427
  • 2018
  • Di Turo F.

    Archaeometric analysis of coins from the Magna Mater Temple: metals characterization and electrochemical dating

    X Congresso Nazionale Associazione Italiana di Archeometria
  • Di Turo F., Montoya N., Piquero-Cilla J., De Vito C., Coletti F., Favero G., Domenech-Carbo M.T., Domenech-Carbo A.
    DOI

    Dating Archaeological Strata in the Magna Mater Temple Using Solid-state Voltammetric Analysis of Leaded Bronze Coins

    Electroanalysis, vol. 30, (no. 2), pp. 361-370
  • Di Turo F.

    Electrochemical dating of leaded bronze coins: the case of Magna Mater Temple

    InArt2018 - 3rd International Conference on Innovation in Art Research and Technology
  • Di Turo F., Montoya N., Piquero-Cilla J., De Vito C., Coletti F., De Luca I., Domenech-Carbo A.
    DOI

    Electrochemical discrimination of manufacturing types of pottery from Magna Mater Temple and Fora of Nerva and Caesar (Rome, Italy)

    Applied Clay Science, vol. 162, pp. 305-310
  • Domenech-Carbo M.T., Di Turo F., Montoya N., Catalli F., Domenech-Carbo A., De Vito C.
    DOI

    FIB-FESEM and EMPA results on Antoninianus silver coins for manufacturing and corrosion processes

    Scientific Reports, vol. 8, (no. 1)
  • Di Turo F., Favero G.
    DOI

    La Chimica sotto il velo: il Cristo Velato della Cappella di Sansevero

    Chimica oltre il luogo comune, Publisher: Aracne Editore
  • Di Turo F.

    Tecnologia: un ponte tra passato e futuro? in Tra Reale e Virtuale: la società Tecnologica di oggi

    Arte in luce 2018. Tra reale e virtuale: La società tecnologica di oggi, Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura
  • Pasciuto T., Di Fazio M., Di Turo F.

    The Challenge of Divulgation: an experiment called “Research for Cultural Heritage”

    X Congresso Nazionale Associazione Italiana di Archeometria
  • Domènech-Carbò A., Montoya N., Piquero-Cilla J., Domingos Da Silveira G., Di Turo F.

    The role of electrochemistry in studies in conservation and restoration

    12th International Technology, Educational and Development Conference
  • Doménech-Carbò A., Montoya N., Piquero-Cilla J., Domingos Da Silveira G., Di Turo F.

    The role of electrochemistry in studies in conservation and restoration

    International Technology, Education and Development Conference
  • 2017
  • Di Turo F., De Vito C., Coletti F., Mazzei F., Antiochia R., Favero G.
    DOI

    A multi-analytical approach for the validation of a jellified electrolyte: Application to the study of ancient bronze patina

    Microchemical Journal, vol. 134, pp. 154-163
  • Montoya N., Di Turo F.

    Application of Raman Spectroscopy for discriminating monetary emissions: the case of Antonini’s silver coins

    XXI Reunión de la Sociedad Española de Química Analítica
  • Di Turo F., Montoya N., Piquero-Cilla J., De Vito C., Coletti F., Favero G., Domenech-Carbo A.
    DOI

    Archaeometric analysis of Roman bronze coins from the Magna Mater temple using solid-state voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

    Analytica Chimica Acta, vol. 955, pp. 36-47
  • Di Turo F.

    Electrochemical identification of archaeological strata: VIMP analysis of bronze coins from Magna Mater Temple

    XXI Reunión de la Sociedad Española de Química Analítica
  • Di Turo F.

    Electrochemical studies on ancient roman silver coins of Antonini’s Emperors

    3th International Conference on Electrochemistry for Conservation.
  • Di Turo F., Montoya N., De Vito C., Catalli F., Favero G., Domènech-Carbò A.

    Electrochemical study of silver coins of the Antonini’s Emperors

    Third European conference on electrochemical methods applied to the conservation of artworks
  • Di Turo F.

    FIB-FESEM-EDX study of silver Roman coins: characterization of the core microstructure and corrosion products with a multi-analytical approach

    XXVI Congresso Nazionale della Società Chimica Italiana
  • 2016
  • Di Turo F.

    A novel application of electroconductive PVA hydrogel to EIS measurements for non-invasive and non-destructive analysis on archaeological metals

    Analitica 2016 - XXVI Congresso Nazionale della Divisione di Chimica Analitica
  • Di Turo F., Proietti C., Screpanti A., Fornasier M.F., Cionni I., Favero G., De Marco A.
    DOI

    Impacts of air pollution on cultural heritage corrosion at European level: What has been achieved and what are the future scenarios

    Environmental Pollution, vol. 218, pp. 586-594
  • Di Turo F.

    Recent trends in the employment of electrochemical techniques for the characterization of corrosion products of archaeological metals

    Analitica 2016 - XXVI Congresso Nazionale della Divisione di Chimica Analitica
  • 2015
  • Di Turo F.

    Climate change impacts on Cultural Heritage materials in synergies with air pollution: the European risk assessment

    Rome 2015 Science Symposium Climate
  • Di Turo F., Calascibetta F., Moretti G., Favero G.

    La diagnostica per la conoscenza storica e artistica delle opere d’arte: il ruolo delle analisi sui pigmenti nel restauro degli affreschi di Michelangelo nella Cappella Sistina

    Rendiconti Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL, Memorie di Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, Publisher: Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL

Dissemination Talks

  • 2018
  • Pasciuto T., Di Fazio M., Di Turo F.

    L’incontro tra Cultura e Social Network: il Conservation Scientist e «Research for Cultural Heritage

Scientific Talks

  • 2018
  • Di Turo F.

    Archaeometric analysis of coins from the Magna Mater Temple: metals characterization and electrochemical dating

  • Di Turo F.

    Electrochemical dating of leaded bronze coins: the case of Magna Mater Temple

  • 2017
  • Di Turo F.

    FIB-FESEM-EDX study of silver Roman coins: characterization of the core microstructure and corrosion products with a multi-analytical approach

  • 2015
  • Di Turo F.

    Climate change impacts on Cultural Heritage materials in synergies with air pollution: the European risk assessment

Awards

  • 2019: Summa cum laude judgment on PhD Thesis.
  • 2018: National Award for Scientific Literature "loSCRITTOio" (Roma Sapienza Foundation).
  • 2017: Young researchers grant for SCI2017.
    • Young researchers grant Sapienza University of Rome.
  • 2016: Mobility grant for PhD student (Sapienza University of Rome and MIUR). 
  • 2015: Excellence graduated student in Sapienza University of Rome (Roma Sapienza Foundation).
    • Excellent Student grant.