Dr. Alicia Van Ham-Meert
Alicia is now a researcher at the Univeristé Libre de Bruxelles, funded by FNRS
After an MSc in Chemical and Materials Engineering at the VUB and ULB (2014) and an MSc in Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford (2015). Alicia started a joint PhD between the KU Leuven and the VUB. Her research focusses on developing non-invasive sampling methods for elemental and isotopic analysis of archaeological materials (in particular laser ablation for glass, a cotton swabbing for metals) as well as uXRF for spatially resolved non-destructive chemical analysis. After completing her PhD in 2019 she moved to Copenhagen to do a post-doc on the TIMBER project (using Sr isotopes to trace wood trade in the early modern period). Since Octobre 202 she is a post-doctoral researcher at the KU Leuven. She has recently been awarded an FNRS post-doctoral mandate and will be working on raw material characterization and reverse engineering of medieval stained glass window recipes for the abbey of Stavelot at the ULB.
PhD Joint KULeuven Earth & Environments - VUB - AMGC, 2019
With Patrick Degryse and Philippe Claeys as thesis advisors.