Austin Nevin is a Researcher at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Photonics - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerca (IFN-CNR) He is the coordinator of the “Scientific Research Working Group” of the International Council of Museums - Council for Conservation (ICOM-CC) for 2011-2014. He is a member of the permanent scientific committee of the following conferences: TECHNART (Non-destructive and microanalytical techniques in art and cultural heritage since 2007) and LACONA (Lasers for the Conservation of Artworks.) His research has focussed on: the chemistry of materials, analytical chemistry, physical and organic chemistry, and on the application of optics and lasers to the study of cultural heritage (with a particular focus on wall paintings and easel paintings), the analysis of organic materials and binding media using fluorescence spectroscopy, the application of new spectroscopic techniques and imaging for the analysis of paintings, and Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of pigments and binding media. He received his PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, United Kingdom, where he also obtained an Masters degree in the Conservation of Paintings (Wall Paintings). He graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012