Alexandra José Rodrigues

PhD Fellow at Dep. Conservação e Restauro, FCT-NOVA and VICARTE Research Unit

Department of Conservation and Restoration of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Dep. Conservação e Restauro, FCT-NOVA -- (www.dcr.fct.unl.pt) | Unidade de Investigação VICARTE - Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes (www.vicarte.org)

Alexandra has both Bachelor and Masters degrees in Conservation and Restoration, with specialization in Glass, Stained-Glass, and Glass Biodeterioration. Her research has been focused on the study and characterization of glass, stained-glass, and on the deterioration mechanisms. 

She is currently undertaking PhD studies in Conservation Science with the subject "Glass Collection from Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga: study and preservation". The project concerns the study of the glass collection; of glass corrosion processes; the study of materials and production techniques, as well as reproduction of glass for artificial corrosion experiments using several analytical techniques, including Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS).