Fernanda Barroso Bruno de Carvalho

Structural Materials
PhD Student
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Fernanda Carvalho received her B. Sc and M. Sc degree in Conservation and Restoration from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2014 and 2016 respectively. She was researcher in an European project HERACLES – Heritage Resilience Against Climate Events on Site and in the European project MineHeritage (2017-2019). She is currently a PhD student in Materials Sciences and is dedicated to the study of cements and mortars applied in built Cultural Heritage, having as a case study historical samples from the Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça (Portugal), Carthago Aqueduct (Tunisia) and Palace of Knossos (Crete). In addition, the work includes the characterization of recent mortars used in current interventions. The main objective of this study is to establish and consolidate methodologies for the study of historical cements and mortars applied in built monuments, to promote knowledge on the interactions and compatibility between different materials (ancient and new) and contribute to preservation strategies in cultural heritage (PhD scholarship awarded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - SFRH/BD/145308/2019).

Main publications

- F. Carvalho, A. Lopes, A. Curulli, et al. (2018). “The case study of the Medieval Town Walls of Gubbio in Italy: First results on the characterization of mortars and Binders”, Heritage, 1, 468-478.

- F. Carvalho, S. Coentro, I. Costeira, et al. (2016). “The Cistercian glazed of the Monastery of Alcobaça: characterization of the colour palette”, Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, 8:2, 196-216.

- J. P. Veiga, F. Carvalho, et al. (2020). “Environmental influences on historical monuments: a multi-analytical characterization of degradation materials”, EGU General Assembly 2020, online, 4-8 May. (Poster).