Admir Masic

CEE Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Assistant Professor

DMSE Faculty Fellow in Archaeological Materials

CMRAE Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology

M.S. University of Turin, Italy

Ph.D. University of Turin, Italy

Founder Adamantio Ltd. Science in Conservation, Turin, Italy

Research Scientist Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Fellow

Material Science

Postdoctoral Fellow

Material Science

Graduate Studies

Physical Chemistry

​​Undergraduate and Master 

Chemistry

2008 - 2009

2007

2002 - 2006

1996 - 2001​

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam (Germany) | Advisor: Prof. Peter Frazl

University of Turin, Italy

Material Science

University of Turin, Italy | Advisor: Prof. Salvatore Coluccia

Title: Application of innovative characterization techniques for the study of deterioration pathways within objects of cultural and artistic interest.

University of Turin, Italy | Advisor: Prof. Roberto Gobetto.

Title: Molecular motions of organometallic compounds in cyclodextrins studied by means of solid state NMR. Grade 110/110 cum laude

EMPLOYMENT

Sep. 2015 - Current

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Jan. 2009 - Aug. 2015​

Jan. 2008 - 2009​

Jun. 2007 - Dec. 2007

 

Mar. 2007 - Dec. 2007

​Feb. 2005 - Jun. 2007​

Sep. 2003 - Oct. 2003

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, USA

 

Research Scientist, Department of Biomaterials at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomaterials at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany.

 

Visiting scientist at BAM (Dr. Rabin) and BESSY (Dr. Schade), Berlin, Germany.

(BAM: Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing; BESSY: Berlin Synchrotron Facility)

 

Postdoctoral fellow (Prof. Coluccia), University of Turin, Italy.

 

Founder and scientific director of “Adamantio srl, Science in Conservation” (Turin, Italy), an academic Spin-Off of the University of Turin that focuses on materials characterization and other services in the field of Cultural Heritage (www.adamantionet.com)

 

Visiting scientist at University of London, Birkbeck College (Dr. Odlyha), UK.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

Jul. 2009 - Aug. 2015​

Jun. 2009

Feb. 2005 - Jun. 2007

Vibrational spectroscopy lab chief scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.

Organizer of the Max-Planck summer school on Amorphous Solids in Physics and Biology (http://bioamorphys.mpikg.mpg.de/)

Founder and scientific director of “Adamantio srl, Science in Conservation” (Turin, Italy), an academic Spin-Off of the University of Turin that focuses on materials characterization and other services in the field of Cultural Heritage (www.adamantionet.com)

CONSERVATION SCIENTIST

Consultant for Adamantio srl and ERRESSE Group (http://www.erressegroup.it/restauro.html). Several years of experience in working on projects related to the restoration of archaeological, architectonic and artistic objects including: (i) Dead Sea Scrolls (Shrine of the Book, Jerusalem), (ii) Masterpieces of Italian painters: Caravaggio (Bacchus, Boy Bitten by a Lizard, The Raising of Lazarus), Titian (Martirio di San Lorenzo), Paolo Veronese (Last Supper), and others; (ii) Monuments and archaeological sites: Bernini columns of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (Vatican City), Carignano Palace (Turin), Carignano Theater (Turin), Egyptian Museum (Turin), Stupinigi Palace (Turin), Imperial Roman Villa of Arcinazzo Romano (Rome), Royal Palace in Monza (Monza), archaeological excavations Criptoportici (Formia, Latina), archaeological excavations Santa Maria church and monastery of Tergu (Sassari), and others.

REVIEWER

Nature Communications, Journal of Structural Biology, Bone, Journal of Mechanical Behavior and Biomedical Materials, Calcified Tissue International, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Langmuir, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Biogeosciences Discuss.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professorship, 2016

WITec Paper Award 2016

Young Investigator Award, SPP1420, "Biomimetic Materials Research: Functionality by Hierarchical Structuring of Materials", 2012

EXIST Business Start-up Grant, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Project: INNERVision, 2011

PROVIN technology transfer regional grant (Italy). Project: “Adamantio srl” 2005

EDISU Turin, Italy, full scholarship and housing for entire undergraduate and graduate studies (1997-2003)

Open Society Croatia Award, for outstanding achievement during high school education (1996).

Participation in the annual National Olympiad in Chemistry (Croatia) (1993/94/95/96).

Participation in the summer school of 20 best young chemistry students of Croatia (1993).

ACTIVE COLLABORATIONS

Biological materials (structural mechanical and chemical characterization)

Peter Fratzl, Damien Faivre, Helmut Schlaad (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces), James C. Weaver (Harvard University, USA), Steve Weiner and Lia Addadi (Weizmann Institute, Israel), Ali Miserez (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Herbert Waite (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), Dong Soo Hwang (POSTECH, South Korea).

Regenerative medicine and bone disease diagnostics

Kay Raum (Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies, Berlin, Germany), Klaus Klaushofer (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Osteology, Vienna, Austria), Lara Estroff and Claudia Fischbach (Cornell University, USA)

 

Archaeology and art restoration

Ira Rabin (BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin), Marco Nicola (Adamantio srl, Turin, Italy), Roberto Scalesse (ERRESSE Group, Rome, Italy).