I am a Colombian researcher specialized in the archaeometry field. I hold a BSc in Chemistry from the National University of Colombia, and completed an MSc in Chemistry at the University of Los Andes (Colombia); I completed an Erasmus Mundus+ Masters in Archaeological Material Science at the University of Evora/University of Thessaloniki/University of La Sapienza (Portugal-Greece-Italy). My doctoral research was in Chemistry with a curriculum on science for the conservation of the cultural heritage at the University of Florence (Italy).
I have significant experience in interdisciplinary working at an international level through my collaborations with archaeologists, curators, conservators, restorers, and other scientists in laboratory and museum environments. I am an expert archaeometrist, and am able to address different historical, artistic, archaeological questions through the use of the science to achieve a better comprehension of the past societies and cultures.
My research interests have been focused on the study of the cultural heritage objects using modern analytical instrumentation, both organic and inorganic, by micro or in-situ measurements. Through the application of rigorous scientific strategies to processes for extracting analytical and physical-chemical data from micro or macro samples, I increase the possibilities to gain new information and produce precise and relevant data to answer the questions related to the material in a broad and complete context.
My role in the “Tobacco, Health and History” project is to develop and implement the analytic metabolomic strategies, protocols, and experimentation, which will lead the group to gain the chemical molecular information related to the consumption of the tobacco plant by the previous societies under study.
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