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 Selected proceedings, educational publications, press news, etc. (since 2014)

2020

Delivery of a lecture at the III Jornadas Restaura-ciencia. Materiales no metálicos en patrimonio tecnológico, organized by the Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de España (MUNCYT), Madrid, November 26 [programme]

  • M. Lazzari " Plásticos en el patrimonio cultural" [youtube video]

2019

 

Delivery of a lecture at the course Últimas tecnologías aplicadas a la conservación del patrimonio cultural: problemática y soluciones organized at the Universidad de Zaragoza, November 25 [programme]:

  • M. Lazzari "Plásticos y museos: una relación complicada"

Contributions at the 33rd Polymer Degradation Discussion Group Conference

(PDDG-2019), September 1-5, Portomaso, Malta:

  • D. Reggio, R. Gómez Garcia, M. Lazzari “Novel surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-active substrates for the detection of low molecular weight degradation products of polymers”

  • N. Macro, M. Lazzari, M. Ioele "Ageing behavior of melamine-formaldehyde based laminates used in a contemporary artwork"

 

Contribution at the 10th International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology (RAA2019), Potsdam, Germany, September 3-9:

  • D. Reggio, D. Iacopino, M. Lazzari “Multipurpose SERS substrates for nanodestructive detection of small molecules in collections” OP27

 

Contribution at the VII Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 27:

  • D. Reggio "Rapid test kit for heritage science research"

 

Contributions at the 4th International Congress Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Seville, Spain, March 26-30:

  • M. Lazzari served as member of the Scientific Committee

  • D. Reggio, M. Gómez, A. Mirabile, M. Lazzari “Identifying dyes in Japanese woodblock prints and felt-tip pen drawings by SERS”

 

 

2018

Press releases in newspapers and press agencies involving group members through interviews, comments, H2020 projects:

  • Harmless science to heal artworks, European Commission - Cordis, 3 October [read news].

  • Ciencia para sandar a arte sen dañala (in Galician), Xornal USC, 3 October [read news].

  • ​Químicos galegos desenvolven novas técnicas para coidar e restaurar obras de arte, GCiencia, 3 October [read news].

  • Non-destructive nanotechnology diagnostics for artwork restoration, Nanowerk News, 3 October [read news].

  • Ciencia para salvar el arte de plástico (in Spanish), Vozpópuli, 4 September [read news].

  • Las lentillas se convierten en la nueva amenaza de los ecosistemas marinos (in Spanish), La Voz de Galicia, 3 September [read news].

  • El fin de las bolsas de plástico gratuitas (in Spanish), La Voz de Galicia, 1 July [read news].

  • Los nuevos materiales van a ser la revolución de este siglo (in Spanish), La Voz de Galicia, 24 June [read news].

  • Bienvenidos a la invasión del plástico (in Spanish), La Voz de Galicia, 18 January [read news].

 

Contributions at the International Conference NANOmaterials for the RESToration of works of ART, Copenhagen, Denmark:

  • A. Chevalier, C. Coon, S. Cros, M. Hidalgo, M. Lazzari, M. Arturo López-Quintela, M. Mihelčič, E. Semenzin, Y. Shashoua, M. Strlic, A. K. Surca “Protective coatings for plastic works of art” (invited lecture)

  • M. Lazzari, M. Gómez, D. Reggio “Detection of degradation markers from plastic artworks by SERS” (invited lecture)

  • M. Lazzari, A. Mirabile, D. Reggio, M. Gómez “Detection of dyes in Japanese woodblock prints and felt-tip pen drawings by a novel SERS-based strategy (SERS for dyes)” (poster)

 

Contribution at the 256th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, The United States, August 19‐23

  • M. Torneiro, S. Campaña, D. González-Fernández, J. I. Urzúa, M. J. Roca, M. Lazzari, A. Rumbo “Tetraphenylmethane shape-persistent dendritic polymers as versatile multifunctional materials”

 

Invited lecture at the workshop NANOSISTEMAS. Aplicación en la eliminación de cintas adhesivas en soporte celulósico, Madrid, Spain, June 8

  • M. Lazzari “Nanotechnologies for the conservation of plastic artworks”

 

Invited lecture at the workshop 3D Raman Imaging Meets AFM and SEM: Chemical and Structural Material Characterization from the Nano- to the Millimeter Range, Santiago de Compostela, April 27

  • M. Lazzari, M. Gomez, D. Reggio “SERS-active substrates for the detection of art materials”

 

Contribution at the 3rd International Conference on Innovation in Art Research and Technology (INART 2018), Parma, Italy, March 26-29:

  • M. Lazzari, M. Gomez, D. Reggio “Aluminum-coated SERS substrates for the detection of deterioration products in plastic artworks”

 

Invited contributions by M. Lazzari at the Workshop MODART: Innovative nanomaterials for the conservation of modern works of art, Rome, Italy, March 22-23:

  • “Nanotecnologie per la conservazione dei materiali plastici” (lecture)

  • “Materiali protettivi da soluzioni acquose per manufatti in plastica” (practical workshop)

 

Invited contribution at the Technoheritage activity Ciencia y Patrimonio. Oportunidades, experiencias y dimensión europea, Madrid, Spain, March 15:

  • E. González, M. Lazzari, G. Campo “Nano-materials for the conservation and preservation of movable and immovable artworks (NanoforArt) y NANOmaterials for the REStoration of works of ART (NanoRestart)”

 

Dissemination lecture at the Faculty of Chemistry within the series Reactiva a tua química,

Santiago de Compostela, February 28:

 

 

2017

Dissemination lecture during the Xornada de portas abertas (Rede de Centros Singulares de Investigación da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Santiago de Compostela, December 2:

  • M. Lazzari "Química e Patrimonio cultural".

 

Contribution at the 1er Congreso Nacional de Ingenieria de Tejidos y Medicina Reconstructiva, Santiago de Chile, Chile, November 6-7:

  • G. Cabrera, P. Silva, R. Segura, E. Bordallo, M. Lazzari, F.O. Castro, L. Rodriguez "Síntesis, caracterización y efecto en células de mamíferos de un nanobiocomposito en base a nanocristales de quitina y nano-Ag”.

 

Contribution at 9th International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology, Evora, Portugal, October 24-27:

  • D. Reggio, M. Gómez, M. Lazzari “SERS for polymers degradation”.

 

Contributions at the 43 edition of the International Conference on Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE17), Braga, Portugal, September 18-22

  • M. Gomez, D. Reggio, E. Bordallo, M. Lazzari “Aluminium plasmonics: SERS substrates made of structured polymers and aluminium for detection of early degradation products in modern and contemporary artworks” OC031;

  • M. Gomez, D. Reggio, E. Bordallo, M. Lazzari “Aluminum SERS substrates made by FS-laser ablation for detection of early degradation products in modern and contemporary artworks” PO123.

 

Contribution at the XXXVI Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 17-21:

  • M. Gomez, M. Lazzari “SERS sensors made of polymers and Aluminum to check the health of artworks”.

 

Contributions at the 8th International Conference on Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation (STAC8), Amman, Jordan, May 21-25:

  • D. Reggio member of the Scientific Committee;

  • D. Reggio, M. Gómez, M. Lazzari “Risk reduction for artworks through in-situ detection of early degradation products”.

 

Contributions at the 3rd International Congress Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Technoheritage 2017), Cádiz, Spain, May 21-24:

  • M. Gomez, D. Reggio, I. Rodriguez-Arias, M.A. López-Quintela, M. Lazzari (key note lecture) “Nanotechnologies for contemporary art conservation: some applications on plastics”;

  • C. Garcia, M. Gomez, T. Lopez-Morán, M. Lazzari, D. Reggio “Contemporary paints: materials identification and fabrication techniques”.

2016

 

Honorable mention to M. Gómez at the LyncéeTec Innovation Challenge on 4D Profilometry Applications for his proposal of a liquid lens based on water/oil interface.

The dynamic response measured at LyncéeTec is visible in our blog.

Contribution at the XXII Convegno Nazionale AIM, Genova, Italy, September 11-14:

  • C. De Rosa, F. Auriemma, A. Malafronte, M. Lazzari, A. Lombardi "Block copolymers as a tool for the fabrication of nanocomposites and nanoporous thin films with controlled morphology at the nanometer scale".

Contribution at the international conference “Plastics Heritage”, Berlin, October 27-29:

  • M. Lazzari  “Prediction of the durability of plastics in contemporary artworks” [blog entry].

 

Contribution at the 67th Divisional Meeting on Colloid & Interface Chemistry, International Symposium at Asahikawa, Japan, September 22-24:

  • M. Lazzari, M. A. López-Quintela “Controlled dispersion of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles in block copolymers”.

 

Contribution at the 5th YOCOCU Conference Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Madrid, September 21-23:

  • D. Reggio, M. Gómez, M. Lazzari “Advances in SERS: devising contemporary art investigation tools”.

  • D. Reggio “The mosaic panel from Orvieto in the Victoria & Albert Museum: pXRF and SEM-EDX as tools of assessment” [blog entry].

 

Contribution at the 4th edition of the course ‘Química Aplicada a la Conservación y Restauración: Arqueometría en Metal y Papel’, University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco (Peru), from August 6 through September 18:

  • D. Reggio invited lecturer at the four-modules course targeted to cultural heritage professionals with an interest in instrumental applications for conservation and archeological purposes.

 

M. Lazzari July to September stay at the Research Center for Photovoltaics of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba (Japan), supported by a grant of the Spanish Ministerio de Educación Cultura y Deportes [blog entry].

 

Contribution at the World Heritage Watch Conference 'Civil Society, the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Development' (Istanbul, July 8-10):

  • D. Reggio moderator of the Special Panel “World Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict: What Can Civil Society Do?” [blog entry].

 

Contribution at the 2nd International SEAHA conference, Oxford University, June 20-21:

  • M. Gómez, M. Lazzari “Nanostructured SERS substrates for highly sensitive detection of degradation products of modern paintings” [book of abstracts].

 

2015

Contributions at the ECPC – 2015, Málaga, November 16-19

  • M. Gómez, M. Lazzari “Nanostructured substrates for highly sensitive detection of degradation products of modern paintings” [abstract];

  • M. Lazzari, T. López Moran ”Tony Cragg Vs. Darío Villalba: the problem of adhesives used by contemporary artists” [abstract].

Contributions at the XXXV Biannual Congress of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) [book of abstracts]:

  • S. Campaña, J. Urzúa, M. Lazzari, M. Torneiro “Desarrollo de nanopartículas dendríticas PEGiladas para aplicaciones biomédicas”;

  • M. Torneiro, J. Urzúa “Dendrímeros rígidos derivados de tetrafenilmetano. Síntesis convergente versus divergente;

  • M.J. Roca, A. Rumbo “Síntesis de cristales líquidos con estructuras 1,3-bis(a-ciano-4-alcoxiestirenil)bencenos y 1,3-bis(b-ciano-alcoxiestirenil)bencenos. Estudio de las propiedades térmicas y fotoluminiscentes”;

  • D. González, M. Lazzari, M. Torneiro “Copolímeros de bloque con dendrones rígidos”;

  • M. Gómez, M. Lazzari "New SERS substrates made of polymers and aluminium".

 

Nanopartículas gallegas para salvar las obras de arte contemporáneo (in Spanish), La Voz de Galicia, 13 July 2015 [read newspaper].

Practical workshop at the I Jornada "Restaura-Ciencia": Conservación de materiales plásticos, organized by the Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de España (MUNCYT) in Alcobenda, Madrid, 21 May 2015 [read CIQUS news]:

  • M. Lazzari "Plásticos en el arte contemporáneo: ¿oportunidad o pesadilla?"

2014

 

El concurso de ideas innovadoras de la USC premia el reciclaje y los robots para pymes (in Spanish), La Voz de Galicia, 13 December 2014 [read newspaper].

 

Un químico de la USC representará a España en el encuentro Falling Walls de Berlín (in Spanish), La Voz de Galicia, 8 November 2014 [read newspaper].

 

Doutorandos do CIQUS obteñen o segundo e terceiro premio do concurso de Ideas Empresariais Innovadoras da Real Academia Galega de Ciencias (in Galician), presspeople.com, 31 October 2014 [read news].

A new cheap and efficient method to improve SERS, Nanowerk, 28 October 2014 [read news].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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