Martina Franchi


Phone: + 39 06 4991 3483


Martina Franchi is a PhD student at Sapienza University of Rome. She graduated in Science and Conservation of Cultural Heritage from Sapienza University. Following her graduation, she worked with a grant at the Department of Chemistry in Coimbra, Portugal. Martina’s research in the NANOTEC group focuses on the application of spectroscopic techniques, including X-ray fluorescence, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), Fiber Optics Reflectance Spectra (FORS), Computer Tomography, and Multispectral Imaging, to study paper, parchment, and seals. Her study aims to analyze and characterize the materials of cultural heritage. Additionally, she is involved in image processing studies, particularly in the area of contrast enhancement.

Left: Multispectral camera imaging samples of paper fragments. Right: Wax seal sample on the sample holder in the SEM-EDS.