Lucia Mancini


Lucia Mancini (PhD 1998, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France) is a material science physicist strongly involved in Earth Science studies and interested in heritage science applications by using non-destructive 3D/4D advanced imaging techniques.

She coordinated the hard X-ray imaging research activity in Material Science at the Elettra synchrotron facility (Trieste, Italy) between 2001 and 2022. Her research focus on advanced characterization techniques combining synchrotron, neutron and laboratory X-ray sources  and computational analysis to extract quantitative information from three-dimensional (3D) imaging data in static and dynamic (4D) conditions. Her expertise has allowed her to support several research teams working in the cultural and natural heritage domain to answer historical and evolutionary questions. In the past two decades she spent a great part of her research work is the application of X-ray and neutron micro-radiography and -tomography to study fossil remains and archaeological finds. Her research work is also focused on the study of innovative materials and cutting-edge approaches for restoration and conservation purposes.