Fabrizio Antonelli obtained a degree in geology with a thesis on petrology from the University of Urbino (Urbino, Italy) and received a Ph.D. degree in earth sciences with a thesis on applied petrography and archaeometry from the Francois Rabelais University (Tours, France) for which he obtained the Prize of the Italian Society of the Mineralogy and Petrology. He then specialized in Italy and France in the archaeometric topics and the characterization and conservation of the building and decorative materials used for cultural heritage. Prof. Antonelli served as a Lecturer in the 13th, 14th, and 15th International Stone Conservation Courses organised by UNESCO, ICCROM, the Italian Ministry for Culture, and the World Monuments Fund. He has worked as a Supply Professor of applied petrography and geoarchaeology at the Ca' Foscari and IUAV Universities of Venice (Venice, Italy), of mineralogy and petrography applied to the cultural heritage at the Universities of Bologna (Bologna, Italy) and Parma (Parma, Italy), and of archaeometry at the University of Macerata (Macerata, Italy). Since 2010 he serves as a Researcher at the IUAV University of Venice where he teaches the basics of mineralogy and petrography with archaeometric case studies. His research interests include the characterisation and provenance studies of ancient marbles, stones, ceramics, and mortars; the mineralogy and petrography applied to restoration of building and ornamental materials; deterioration and conservation of stone and lithoid materials. He is a Fellow of the Italian Commission UNI-Cultural Heritage (WG2-Petrography Specialist Group), the Association for the Study of Marbles and Other Stones in Antiquity (ASMOSIA), and the Italian Association of the Archaeometry (AIAr). He also serves as a Referee of Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Archaeometry, and European Journal of Mineralogy. Prof. Antonelli is the author of about seventy scientific publications in international and national journals, proceedings of national and international congresses, and contributions in books/catalogues.
Biography Updated on 5 January 2013