This is the Laboratory of Materials for Cultural Heritage and Modern building. This labs activity is focused on the study for the characterization, diagnostic, preservation, monitoring and management of the cultural and architectural heritage and modern buildings.
The main research activities in this areas
Study of built heritage, more specifically the weathering and mechanisms of stone decay. Technology of historic mortars, pigments and ceramics. Development of eco-friendly and energy efficient plasters for building envelope. Development and characterization of novel nanocomposites and conservation methodologies based on environmental friendly technological solutions, for the cleaning, consolidation and surface protection. Consultancy activity to public authorities and private institutions in conservations/restoration plans.