Use of imaging techniques to characterize and monitor the surface of historical oxidized, patinated and varnished metals

Host Institution: HES-SO     PhD Enrollment: UBFC


  • Characterization and investigation of the alteration of oxidized, patinated and varnished metal artifacts with time.
  • Use of imaging techniques: Selection of appropriate ones, testing of acquisition and processing protocols on artificially aged mock-up samples.
  • Application of selected imaging techniques on CH artifacts, followed by interpretation and evaluation.

Main Supervisor:

  • Christian Degrigny (HES SO)


  • Alamin Mansouri (UBFC)
  • Laura Brambilla (HES SO)