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Research interests

Chemistry, Biochemistry and Surface Science applications to Cultural Heritage studies;

"Talha dourada" investigation;

Development of “green approaches” to conservation of cultural heritage artifacts (such as enzyme/ionic liquid-based cleaning methods);

Authentication of works of art;

Outreach for Conservation and investigation of Cultural Heritage.

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Research Output at NOVA 2009 2015

  • 367 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter

A Comparative Multi-technique Investigation on Material Identification of Gilding Layers and the Conservation State of 7 Portuguese Mannerist Altarpieces

Sandu, I. C. A., Murta, E., Ferreira, S., Costa Pereira, M. F., Hrdlickova Kuckova, S., Valbi, V., Dias, L., Prazeres, C. C., Cardoso, A. M., Mirão, J. J. & Grande Candeias, A. E., 2015, In : International Journal of Conservation Science. 6, SpecialIssue, p. 439-454 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

scanning electron microscopy
FTIR spectroscopy
analytical method

Optical imaging applications for the study of cultural heritage artifacts

Sandu, I. C. A., Joosten, I. & Leal, N., 1 Jan 2015, Advances in Laser and Optics Research. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Vol. 11. p. 1-45 45 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Os púlpitos da Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Pena, em Lisboa: um estudo histórico, estilístico, técnico e material

Ferreira, S., Murta, E., Sandu, I. C. A. & Pereira, M. C., 1 Jun 2014, In : Conservar Património. 19, p. 5-20 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optical Microscopy
X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

Atomic Force Microscopy as a valuable tool in an innovative multi-scale and multi-technique non-invasive approach to surface cleaning monitoring

Pereira, C., Ferreira, I. M. P. L. V. O., Branco, L. C., Sandu, I. C. A. & Busani, T., 2013, YOUTH IN THE CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, YOCOCU 2012. Macchia, A., Greco, E., Cagno, S. & Prestileo, F. (eds.). Elsevier Science B.V., Inc, p. 258-268 11 p. (Procedia Chemistry; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution