Prof. Mauro Francesco LA RUSSA



Associate Professor of Minerary resourches and Mineralogical-Petrographical Applications for the Environment and Cultural Heritage


Ponte Pietro Bucci
Cubo 12B – floor 2

PHONE: +39 0984/493535


Orario di ricevimento: Martedì dalle 11:30 alle 12:30


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The research interests include different fields of the cultural heritage, precisely:

 - Development of new technologies for the diagnostic, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage located in subaerial and underwater environment.

 - Study of interaction between different type of nanoparticles and stone materials used in the cultural heritage;

 - Provenance study of natural and artificial stone materials used in the cultural heritage. He is currently in charge of the UNICAL on one European project: EASME – “On the route from Grecee to Magna Graecia, “ and he is involved on an INTERREG MED – BLUEMED. He has been the principal investigator of the national project "NaNoProTeCH – NANO PROtection Technology for Cultural Heritage.

He has been in charge of Research Unit in several national projects like: “ITACA - Innovative Tools for cultural heritage ArChiving and restorAtion” and COMAS "Planned in Situ Preservation of Underwater Archaeological Artifacts". At the moment, he is in charge for two national projects: MaTACoS- Advanced materials and techniques for underwater conservation (, and CRATI, He is co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers. At the moment is member of the Editorial Board of different International Journals such as International Journal of Conservation Science.






27007528 - ANALISI DEL DEGRADO DEI BENI CULTURALI - Doc. LA RUSSA Mauro Francesco (CdS 0782 PFP1: Materiali lapidei e derivati; superfici decorate dell'architettura)