Claudia Conti, researcher at the Institute of Heritage Science (ISPC) of the National Research Council has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the “Craver award”, presented by the Coblentz Society at SciX 2020.
The Coblentz Society created an award to recognize the efforts of young professional spectroscopists that have made significant contributions in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. The Society named this award for Clara D. Craver in recognition of her pioneering efforts in promoting the practice of infrared vibrational spectroscopy and her many years of service to the Coblentz Society.
Claudia Conti established expertise in the area of advanced applications of vibrational spectroscopy to material analysis, particularly in the field of Cultural Heritage. In 2012, she established a major collaboration with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) to explore a novel tool, Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS), that enables Raman sensing deep inside turbid media on macro-scale. This collaboration lead to the successful transformation of macro- SORS conceptually to the area of Cultural Heritage and the demonstration of a new SORS variant, micro-SORS, capable of resolving micrometer thick layers of paint for the first time. Outside Cultural Heritage, the most relevant impact of her research on micro-SORS concerns the biomedical area, polymer, paper and food fields.
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