Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti

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Grade: Full Professor

Position: Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry (CHIM 03)

e-mail: bruno@dyn.unipg.it

Address: Centre SMAArt and Dipartimento di Chimica, Universita’ di Perugia, Via Elce di Sotto 8, 06123 Perugia, Italy.  Office Tel.+39 075 585 5509. Fax:  +39 075 585 5606

 Career

1973-1975: Research fellow, Department of Chemistry, University ofPerugia.

1975-1983: Permanent Staff Member, Department of Chemistry, University of Perugia.

1983-2006: Associate Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Perugia

2006-present: Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Perugia.

 Scientific management

-1998-2001: Responsible of the project "Materials in Italian paintings from the 12th to 16th century and their degradation”  within the framework of Progetto Finalizzato Beni Culturali of Italian CNR.

-1999-2000: Scientific coordinator of the Operative Unit: "Innovative Technologies for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage consisting of Ceramics" within Progetto Mediterraneo: ricerca e formazione per i Paesi Terzi" of CNR.

-2000-2004: Coordinator of the European Network LabS-TECH, “Laboratories on Science and Technology for the conservation of European Cultural Heritage” [Contract: HPRI-CT-2000-40018].

- 2004-2009: Coordinator of the European Integrated Infrastructure Initiative EU-ARTECH, “Access, Research and Technology for the Conservation of the European Cultural Heritage” [FP6 Contract:RII3-CT-2004-506171].

-2005-2009: Responsible of the Perugia Unit in the European Marie Curie Project EPISCON, European PhD in Science for Conservation [Contract MEST-CT-2005-020559].

-2006-2009, Responsible of the Operative Unit of Perugia within the project “Development of methodologies for the non-invasive study of materials and techniques of modern and contemporary art”, within PRIN 2006, Projects of National Interest of the Ministero Istruzione Universita’ e Ricerca, IT.

-2009-2012, Responsible of the Operative Unit of Perugia within the PRIN 2008 “Development of spectroscopic, chemometric and immunological tools for the micro-scale mapping of organic compounds on painting materials", Project of National Interest of the Ministero Istruzione Universita’ e Ricerca, IT.

-2009-present: Coodinator of the Integrated Project CHARISMA, “Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to Conservation” [FP7 Project number: 228330].

2010-present: President of the Centre of Excellence SMAArt (Scientific Methodologies applied to Archaeology and Art), University of Perugia.

  Academic Teaching

-1983-2004,  Teacher of "General and Inorganic Chemistry" at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Perugia.

- From 2002, Teacher of "Chemistry of the Environment and Cultural Heritage" for the Degree Course in “Technology for conservation and restoration of cultural heritage”. 

- From 2008 to 2012: President of the Master Degree Courses  in “Science and technology for conservation and restoration of cultural heritage” of the University of Perugia.

- From 2003, Teacher of "Chemistry of  Restoration", for the Degree in Chemistry, University of Perugia.

 Long Term International Appointments

-1993, Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, UK, sponsored by the British Council.

-1998, Summer at the School of Chemistry of the University of Osaka, Japan. During the period, visits at the University of Kyoto and Sendai.

-1999, Visiting Professor at the University of Osaka with a "fellowship" of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

 Memberships and invited conferences (selection).

-Member of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI), Italian Physical Society (SIF) and European Physical Society (EPS).

-Selection of recent invited conferences at international meetings:

  • 2004 ECAMP, European Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics, Rennes, FR (plenary lecture on “Art and Science”);
  • 2004 EMC, European Conference on Microscopy, August, Antwerp, BE (plenary);
  • 2005 SR2A, 1st International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Art and  Archaeology, Grenoble,  FR;
  • 2005 HRMS, 19th International Colloquium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Salamanca, ES;
  • 2007 LACONA VIII – 8th Internationa Conference on Lasers for the Conservation of Artworks, Madrid, ES (plenary);
  • 2008 IRUG, 8th International Conference of the IR and Raman Users’ Group, Vienna,  AT;
  • 2008 ART 08, International Conference on Non-destructive Testing of Artworks, Jerusalem, IL (plenary);
  • 2009 EAS 09, Eastern Analytical Symposium,  Somerset, New Jersey, US;
  • 2009 Studying Old Master Paintings - Technology and Practice, National Gallery of
    London, UK;
  • 2010 PITTCON, Annual Conference and Exposition on Analytical Laboratory Science
    Orlando, Florida, US;
  • 2010  LICONA, 14th International Conference on Laser Optics: Light in the Conservation of Artworks, St. Petersburg, RU;
  • 2011  IMRC, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, MX;
  • 2011  MCM, 10th Multinational Congress on Microscopy, Urbino, IT (plenary);
  • 2012 SR2A, 5th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology, New York, US.
  • 2012 61tst  X-Ray Conference on Applications of X-Ray Analysis, Denver, US.

-Seminars and conferences in Universities and Research Institutions of Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, USA and Japan.

 Publications

Author of more than 130 papers in the international scientific literature on "Chemical and Physical Reaction  Dynamics" and on "Analytical Methods for the Study and Conservation of Artworks"