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Team

LABORATORY STAFF
 
Dr. David Hradil / IIC and AFA
senior researcher, head of the laboratory
Research interests: mineralogy, geochemistry and microanalysis of pigments, clay minerals, provenance analysis, non-invasive analytical methods (XRF, FTIR)
 
RNDr. Janka Hradilová / AFA
senior researcher, deputy head of the laboratory
Research interests: painting technique, light microscopy, mineralogy, stratigraphic and micromorphological analysis of paintings, non-invasive imaging methods (radiography, CT, IRR)
 
Dr. RNDr. Petr Bezdička / IIC
senior researcher
Research interests: solid state chemistry, crystallography, powder X-ray diffraction and microdiffraction applied to paint layer analysis
 
Ing. Silvie Švarcová. PhD. / IIC
senior researcher
Research interests: chemical degradation phenomena in paint layers, saponification, salt corrosion, electron microscopy and microanalysis
 
Doc. RNDr. Katarína Holcová, PhD. / AFA
senior researcher
Research interests: micropalaentology, geomaterials in art and cultural heritage, provenance analysis
 
Olga Trmalová, ak. mal. / AFA
restorer/conservator
Research interests: miniature painting technique and technology, non-invasive imaging methods
 
PhDr. Ludmila Ourodová, PhD. / AFA
art historian
Research interest: miniature portarits of the 18th and 19th century, comparative study of significant European workshops and painters
 
Ing. Eva Kočí, PhD. / IIC
scientific assistant
Research interests: powder X-ray diffraction and microdiffraction, chemical degradation phenomena in paint layers, saponification
 
RNDr. Zdeňka Čermáková, PhD. / IIC
scientific assistant
Research interests: mineralogical analysis of pigments, gemology, spectroscopic analysis, electron microscopy
 
Mgr. Lenka Rydlová / AFA
researcher
Research interests: FT-IR spectroscopy and micro-spectroscopy, sample preparation procedures
 
Mgr. Michal Pech / AFA
researcher
Research interests: non-invasive imaging and analytical methods, X-ray fluorescence, radiography, IR reflectography

PhD. STUDENTS
 
Silvia Garrappa, MSc. / IIC
Educated at University Bologna, recently at University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague
Research interests: spectroscopic methods (FT-IR, Raman), chemical processes of pigment/binder interactions, saponification
 
Victory Armida Janine Jaques, MSc. / AFA
Educated at University Fribourg, recently at Charles University in Prague
Research interests: micropalaentology, electron microscopy and microanalysis, provenance analysis of artistic materials, archaeometry
 
Mgr. Eva Pospíšilová / IIC and AFA
Masaryk University Brno
Research interests: analytical chemistry, advanced methods of elemental analysis applied to paint samples (LIBS, LA-ICP-MS)
 
PRE-GRADUATE STUDENTS
 
Bc. Zuzana Širilová / AFA
University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague
Research interests: advanced analytical methods in the investigation of miniature paintings on various supports