Institute of Crystallography - CNR

Tarquini Ombretta


Degree in Physics from Sapienza University of Rome and PhD in “Applied Sciences for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage”. From 2014 to 2021 she was a research fellow at the CNR dealing with “Diagnostic examinations by X-ray spectroscopy of materials from archaeological excavations”. She is currently a technologist at the CNR Institute of Crystallography. She deals with non-destructive chemical-physical investigations of materials in cultural heritage. She has extensive experience, in laboratory and in situ, in the study and analysis of cultural heritage materials, as well as for forensic purposes.


  • X-ray powder diffraction (identification of crystalline phases)
  • X-ray fluorescence*
  • X-ray radiography*
  • IR reflectometry*
  • UV imaging*
  • Microphotography with focus stacking*

*(Laboratory and in situ)

  • Dott.ssa Amina Antonacci, Dott. Fabrizio Clemente – IC-CNR
  • Dott.ssa Marina Angelini – Museo Nazionale Romano-Terme di Diocleziano
  • Prof. Andrea Macchia – YOCOCU APS
  • Dott.ssa Claudia Cecamore – Museo Nazionale Romano
  • Prof. Marcello Colapietro – Fondazione Sapienza, IC-CNR
  • Prof. Alessandro Latini – Sapienza Università di Roma, Dipartimento di Chimica