National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry

ICECHIM

G11: Evaluation and conservation of cultural heritage

About us


Main field of activity: Development and implementation of the most advanced procedures for monitoring – investigation – diagnosis – treatment on different elements, categories of cultural heritage and different materials (stone, pigments, paper, parchment, wood, etc.). Mission: – Research activities in the laboratory and in the conservation sites as a result of the new requirements coming from the restorers and the specialists dealing with the practical conservation; – Use of advanced investigative techniques applied to establish the stage and degree of degradation of works of art, and recommendations regarding restoration and conservation operations; – Measurements on: the quality of the surfaces of the investigated parts, the study of the surfaces of very fragile monuments in a stage of accelerated degradation and the concentration of pollutants on the surfaces. Evolution of research directions: development of diagnostic and treatment technologies for the conservation and revitalization of the archaeological components of the cultural heritage: (i) Development of new micro- and nano-materials, new methods and technologies; development of new investigation techniques; (ii) Selection and characterization of historical materials; (iii) Evaluation of in situ materials and sampling of samples taken; (iv) Development of cleaning treatments for selected surfaces; (v) Polymer gel systems applied in conservation / restoration; (vi) Anti-slip and antimicrobial mats; (vii) Polymeric waste recovery compositions with improved properties.

Team


Team Leader

Senior Researcher Ist degree, University professor

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Vice Leader

Senior Researcher IIIrd degree, Drd. Engineer

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Senior Researcher IInd degree

PhD in Engineer

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Senior Researcher IInd degree

Scientific Researcher

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Senior Researcher IInd degree

Chemical Engineer

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Senior Researcher IIInd degree

PhD Student, Engineer

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Scientific Researcher

PhD Student, Engineer

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Research Assistant

PhD Student, Chemist

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Research Assistant

Engineer

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Research Assistant

Chemical Engineer

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Research Assistant

Chemist

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Research equipment


International projects


National projects


Results


  • Publications
  • Books
  • Conferences
  • Patents
  • Other
Publications

R-M. Ion, C. E. Rizescu, D. A. Vasile, G. Vasilievici, I. Atkinson, A. Rusu, L. Predoana, F. Miculescu

Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) as New Consolidants for Cultural Heritage Masonry

Crystals. 2022; 12 (4):490

10.3390/cryst12040490

R-M. Ion, M. G. Barbu, A. Gonciar, G. Vasilievici, A. I. Gheboianu, S. Slamnoiu-Teodorescu, M. E. David, L. Iancu, R. M. Grigorescu

A Multi-Analytical Investigation of Roman Frescoes from Rapoltu Mare (Romania)

Coatings. 2022; 12 (4):530

10.3390/coatings12040530

M. E. David, R-M. Ion, R. M. Grigorescu, L. Iancu, M. Constantin, R. M. Stirbescu, A. I. Gheboianu

Wood Surface Modification with Hybrid Materials Based on Multi-Walled Carbon NanotubesWalled Carbon Nanotubes

Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 1990

10.3390/nano12121990

R-M. Ion, R. M. Grigorescu, L. Iancu, M. E. David, A. Cirstoiu, G. I. Paraschiv, M. Geba

Morphological and Mechanical Properties of Book Cellulose-Based Paper (XXth Century) Treated with Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles

Heritage 2022, 5(3), 2241-2257

10.3390/heritage5030117

M. Râpă, B. N. Spurcaciu, R.-M. Ion, R. M. Grigorescu, R. N. Darie-Nită, L. Iancu, C.-A. Nicolae, A. R. Gabor, E. Matei, C. Predescu

Valorization of Polypropylene Waste in the Production of New Materials with Adequate Mechanical and Thermal Properties for Environmental Protection

Materials 2022, 15, 5978

10.3390/ma15175978

Books

V. Schröder, D. Turcanu-Carutiu, A. Honcea, R.M. Ion, S. Grigore, L.D. Jianu

Technical-Experimental Methods Used in Artworks’ Expertise

In: Heritage, IntechOpen, 2020

978-1-83881-925-5

V. Schroder, RM Ion, D. Turcanu

Microscopical methods for the in situ investigation of biodegradation on cultural heritage

In: Advanced Methods and New Materials for Cultural Heritage Preservation, InTech, 2019

978-1-78985-736-8

D. Turcanu-Carutiu, R-M Ion

Environmental Characteristics of a Dobrudja Famous Archaeological Monument

In: Advanced Methods and New Materials for Cultural Heritage Preservation, InTech, 2019

978-1-78985-736-8

A.A. Sorescu, A. Nuţa, R.M. Ion, L. Iancu

Qualitative analysis of phytochemicals for Sea buckthorn and Gooseberry

In: Phytochemicals, Intech, 2018

978-1-78984-378-1

A.A. Sorescu, A. Nuţa, R.M. Ion

Pale-green Kohlrabi, a versatile Brassica vegetable

In: Brassica Germplasm, Intech, 2018

978-1-78984-242-5

Conferences

R-M Ion, D-A Vasile

Digital restoration and preservation of deteriorated mural paintings by advanced 3D measurement technologies

Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage—DiPP2020, 24-26 September 2020, Burgas, Bulgaria

R.-M. Ion, N. Ion, L.-Ş. Stoica

A matting agent for acrylic paint

24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania

R. M. Ion, N. Ion, G. Nechifor, S. Teodorescu

Polymer composite film for the retention of degradation products on pictural surfaces, and method of obtaining

24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania

R. M. Ion, N. Ion

Composition and process for cleaning and consolidating architectural elements of heritage buildings

24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania

R. M. Ion, A.-A. Poinescu, C. Radulescu, N. Ion, C. Oros

Composite biomaterial and method of use

24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania

Patents

R. M. Ion, L. Iancu, R.M. Grigorescu, N. Ion, M.E. David

Patent application – Triple carbonated hydroxyapatite substituted with magnesium, strontium and zinc

A 2021 – 00743/06.12.2021

R. M. Ion, M.E. David, L. M. Gorghiu, L. Iancu, R.M. Grigorescu, N. Ion,

Patent application – Multi-walled carbon nanotube antimicrobial films decorated with titanium dioxide nanoparticles for dermatological protection and regeneration

A 2021 – 00705/23.11.2021

R. M. Ion, C. Radulescu, L. Iancu, R.M. Grigorescu, L.M. Gorghiu, N. Ion, M.E. David, T.S. Slamnoiu

Patent application – Nanomaterial used to consolidate the decorative elements of historical heritage buildings and the procedure for their preparation and application

A 2021 – 00531/07.09.2021

R. M. Ion, L. Iancu, R.M. Grigorescu, M.E. David, N. Ion, A. Nuţă, A.A. Sorescu, B.N. Spurcaciu

Patent application – Improved high efficiency photocatalyst with reducing agents for degradation of textile dyes

A 2021 – 00438/28.07.2021

M. E. David, R. M. Ion, R. M. Grigorescu, L. Iancu, M. Calin, N. Ion

Patent application – Antimicrobial and antifungal composition for wood artifacts preservation, and process of use

A 2021 – 00140/29.03.2021

Other

R. M. Grigorescu, P. N. Ghioca, L. Iancu, R.-M. Ion, N. Ion, M. E. David, R. E. Andrei, M. I. Filipescu, B. N. Spurcaciu

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iași, România for the patent application “Recycling process of non-metallic wastes of printed circuit board and recovered polypropylene as impact strength composites”

R.-M. Ion, N. Ion, L.-Ş. Stoica

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania for the invention patent “A matting agent for acrylic paint”

R. M. Ion, N. Ion, G. Nechifor, S. Teodorescu

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania for the invention patent “Polymer composite film for the retention of degradation products on pictural surfaces, and method of obtaining”

R. M. Ion, N. Ion

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania for the invention patent “Composition and process for cleaning and consolidating architectural elements of heritage buildings”

R. M. Ion, A.-A. Poinescu, C. Radulescu, N. Ion, C. Oros

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, România for the invention patent “Composite biomaterial and method of use”