Prof. Mauro Francesco LA RUSSA
 

 

 

Associate Professor of Minerary resourches and Mineralogical-Petrographical Applications for the Environment and Cultural Heritage

SSD: GEO/09

DiBEST
Ponte Pietro Bucci
Cubo 12B – floor 2

PHONE: +39 0984/493535

EMAIL: mlarussa@unical.it

 

   RESEARCH INTERESTS

The research interests include different fields of the cultural heritage, precisely:

 - Development of new technologies for the diagnostic, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage located in subaerial and underwater environment.

 - Study of interaction between different type of nanoparticles and stone materials used in the cultural heritage;

 - Provenance study of natural and artificial stone materials used in the cultural heritage. He is currently in charge of the UNICAL on one European project: EASME – “On the route from Grecee to Magna Graecia, “ and he is involved on an INTERREG MED – BLUEMED. He has been the principal investigator of the national project "NaNoProTeCH – NANO PROtection Technology for Cultural Heritage.

He has been in charge of Research Unit in several national projects like: “ITACA - Innovative Tools for cultural heritage ArChiving and restorAtion” and COMAS "Planned in Situ Preservation of Underwater Archaeological Artifacts". At the moment, he is in charge for two national projects: MaTACoS- Advanced materials and techniques for underwater conservation, and CRATI, He is co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers. At the moment is member of the Editorial Board of different International Journals such as International Journal of Conservation Science.

 

   LABORATORIES

 http://www.dibest.unical.it/arch/index.php/laboratori/laboratorio-di-diagnostica-e-conservazione-dei-beni-culturali

 

   PUBBLICATIONS

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7883-2892 

 

   TEACHING