Nottingham Trent University awarded 2021 Prize for advancing cultural heritage science

Ultra-high resolution Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Ultra-high resolution Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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Microfade Spectrometry (MFT)
Microfade Spectrometry (MFT)

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Reflectance Spectral Imaging Systems
Reflectance Spectral Imaging Systems

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Ultra-high resolution Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Ultra-high resolution Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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The ISAAC Research Centre was established at Nottingham Trent University in 2006 and is internationally recognised as leading the field. Our team specialises in developing portable, non-invasive and non-destructive optical imaging and remote sensing systems. These systems, along with robust data science methods, are applied to solving conservation, art history and archaeology materials research questions for museums and cultural heritage institutions. 

 

Cultural heritage also presents the most complex material science problems, with degradation products often existing alongside original materials. Consequently, the instruments we develop are in demand in a variety of other fields, and we have collaborated closely with nearly all the major cultural heritage institutes in the UK and many institutions internationally.  

The ISAAC mobile analysis laboratory is equipped with in-house developed instruments and a range of complementary commercial techniques for in-situ analysis. Access to the ISAAC mobile lab is provided at a non-profit basis to charities and public organisations, and applications are welcomed from national and international organisations. If you have material research questions which you would like us to investigate, please email the ISAAC team to discuss the technical feasibility of your project.

 

Research Centre Staff

Head of ISAAC:

Mobile Lab Co-ordinator:

Staff:

PhD Researchers:

 

Visiting/Associated Students:

Professor Haida Liang

Dr Sotiria Kogou

 

Dr Sammy Cheung

Dr Matteo Barone

Dr Joshua Hill

Dr Florence Liggins

Dr Alessandra Vichi

Sarah Neate

Alex Hogg

 

Patrick Atkinson

Margaret Read

Yu Li

Luke Butler

Makiko Tsunoda 

Maria Amelia Suzuki

Rebecca Mitchell

Martin Jurgen 

Laura Giuliani, Sapienza University of Rome