Sara Bellei

Sara Bellei rid

She is a CNR research fellow at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies of Milan (CNR-IFN) as part of the  FUTURAHMA projectand a Ph.D Student at Politecnico University of Milan.

She received her master’s degree on Physics (2011) from Bologna University, defending a dissertation entitled “Micro-photoluminescence analyses on nitride-based nanowires”. She has had several study abroad experiences: (AY 2009/2010) Erasmus student at Paris 7 Univeristy, (May-June 2010) internship at Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech, (March-September 2011) dissertation internship at the Institut of Fundamental Electronics of Paris Sud University, (November- May 2012) Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the framework of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “PROPHET-Postgraduated Research on Photonics as an Enabling Technology”, at the Tyndall National Institute of Cork, Ireland. Her research focuses on the analysis of paintings and painting materials using non-destructive techniques, like Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and Time-Resolved Luminescence Spectroscopy.


S. Bellei, A. Nevin, A. Cesaratto, V. Capogrosso, H. Vezin, C. Tokarski, G. Valentini, and D. Comelli, Multianalytical Study of Historical Luminescent Lithopone for the Detection of Impurities and Trace Metal Ions, «Analytical Chemistry» (2015) Vol. 87 Issue 12, pp. 6049-6056.

V. Capogrosso, F. Gabrieli, S. Bellei, L. Cartechini, A. Cesaratto, N. Trcera, F. Rosi, G. Valentini, D. Comelli, and A. Nevin, An integrated approach based on micro-mapping analytical techniques for the detection of impurities in historical Zn-based white pigments, «Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry» (2015) Vol. 30, pp. 828-838.

A. Nevin, S. Bellei, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), in Oltre il Divisionismo. Tecniche e materiali nell’atelier Benvenuti-Grubicy, edited by M. Patti, Pacini, Pisa, 2015, pp. 147-154.

A. Nevin, A. Cesaratto, S. Bellei, C. D’Andrea, L. Toniolo, G. Valentini, and D. Comelli, Time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy and imaging: new approaches to the analysis of cultural heritage and its degradation, «Sensors» (2014) Vol. 14, pp. 6338-6355.

A. Nevin, S. Bellei, R. Fontana, F. Gabrieli, F. Rosi, C. Marchese, M. d’Ayala Valva, D. Kunzelman, E. Buzzegoli, and M. Patti, Futurist Painters – Interdisciplinary research on written sources, artists’ materials and paintings, in ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference Preprints (Melbourne, 15–19 September 2014) a cura di J. Bridgland, art. 1309, Paris, International Council of Museums (ISBN 978-92-9012-410-8).