Partner 1. CSGI University of Florence, Department of Chemistry, Florence.
CSGI (Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase, Research Center for Colloids and Nanoscience) is an Italian public research organization established in December 1993 under the supervision and control of the Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (MIUR). The members of CSGI work in 10 different Italian Universities on closely related scientific fields, concerning both fundamental and applied research. CSGI also aims at the development of high-tech new processes, as a support for the activities of the small and medium size industrial companies. CSGI resesarchers operate in the following scientific areas: structure and dynamics of amphipilic supramolecular assemblies (monolayers, micelles, bilayer vesicles, microemulsions, Langmuir-Blodgett films, host-guest systems), nanostructured soft and hard materials, structural analysis of biomolecules in solution, interaction processes, recognition of ligands with macromolecular surfaces, formulation of nanophasic systems. CSGI is a world leader in the realization of innovative systems and nanostructured formulations for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage (stone materials, frescoes wood materials, paintings, canvas, paper) as highlighted by the international interest in our methods by international scientific journals and reiews, as well as national and international press and media reports.
Piero Baglioni received his PhD from the University of Florence in 1977 and is a Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and CSGI of the University of Florence. He is the author of over 250 publications in the field of colloids and interfaces and pioneered the application of soft matter to the conservation of cultural heritage. He has produced several innovative methodologies that are applied worldwide.
Rodorico Giorgi received his PhD from the University of Florence in 2000 and is currently a Permanent Researcher at the Department of Chemistry and CSGI of the University of Florence. He is the author of 60 publications in the field of conservation of cultural heritage materials. His background is in the physical chemistry of colloid and interface science and in the last decade he extended his activity on the application of nanotechnology to the conservation of cultural heritage.