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Curriculum Vitae
From his initial research activity with UV photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculation of carbonyl clusters in 1989, thanks to his stay at the IBM research institute in Almaden (California-USA), he acquired the skills for the analysis of surfaces (technical XPS, SIMS, AFM) and in 1996 began the collaboration with physical colleagues in the interpretation of the phenomena that occur as a result of the ion implantation and chemically investigates by XPS spectroscopy and synchrotron light) the reactivity of silica-implanted metal ions.
In fact, the different chemical reactivity of the individual atoms and their small (nanometric) clusters in a silica neighborhood compared to what is known in the chemistry of larger systems is also highlighted by these research. of the research dialogue between the chemical and the physical in order to explain the phenomena that occur.
The phenomena identified by silica ion implantation are also present in artistic glasses / ceramics of De Ruta of the XVth Century, manufactured by thermal treatment of coatings containing metal salts and silica in furnaces with reducing atmosphere; here also begins his interest in cultural heritage. In 1997 he was the winner of the "Philip Morris" award for the original and significant scientific contribution of his research activity in the field of historical-artistic stained glass.
Since then he has continued to develop investigations on the chemistry of glass (with or without grisailles) and of historical ceramics and protective coatings (with a thickness between 1 nm and 1μm) to consolidate them. In this regard, the candidate has taken care of the synthesis chemistry of silicon derivatives and has succeeded in developing two patents that provide for the deposition of an organic coating (consisting of silicon alkoxides) which, reacting with the humidity, turns into silica at room temperature, this is a method known as sol-gel, but the catalyst has been completely changed (operating at neutral pH) and the research is continuing with the synthesis of a new silica precursor (silazanes). One of the patents gave birth to the spin-off company SILTEA s.r.l. In the field of analysis techniques he is taking care of the further development of the UV-Vis Imaging Spectroscopy analysis technology for the analysis of artistic artifacts.
Since 1998 he has been a member of the scientific committee of the Science and Cultural Heritage Convention in Bressanone and the related journal. Since 2001 he is a member of the international commission TC19 for the evaluation of the best technologies for the investigation of glass and its degradation.
Since 1998 he is member of the scientific committee of the Science and Cultural Heritage Congress in Bressanone and the related journal. Since 2001 he is a member of the international commission TC19 for the evaluation of the best technologies for the investigation of glass and its degradation.

B. Dal Bianco, R. Bertoncello - Sol-gel Silica Coatings for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Glass-Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B - vol. 266, 2008, pp. 2358-2362

- B. Dal Bianco, M. Monti, R. Bertoncello, S. Voltolina - New protective coatings for ancient glass: Silica thin-films from perhydropolysilazane – Journal of Cultural Heritage – vol. 9, 2008, pp e143-e145

- E. Rebollo ; F. Ratti ; G. M. Cortelazzo ; L. Poletto and R. Bertoncello
"New trends in imaging spectroscopy: the non-invasive study of the Scrovegni Chapel stained glass windows", Proc. SPIE 8084, O3A: Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology III, 808407 (June 06, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.888839;

- L. Giacomucci, R. Bertoncello, O. Salvadori, I. Martini, M. Favaro, F. Villa, C. Sorlini, F. Cappitelli - Microbial deterioration of artistic tiles from the façade of the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria (Venice, Italy): - Microbial Ecology ISSN: 0095-3628. vol. 62, 2011, pp. 287-298.

- E.Rebollo, L. Nodari, U. Russo, R. Bertoncello, C. Scardellato, F. Romano, F. Ratti, L. Poletto Non-invasive multitechnique methodology applied to the study of two XIV-Century Canvases by Lorenzo Veneziano - Journal of Cult. Heritage ISSN: 1296-2074 vol 14, 2013 pp.e153-e160

- M.De Bardi, H. Hutter, M. Schreiner, R. Bertoncello – Sol-Gel silica coating for potash-lime-silica glass: applicability and protective effect – Surface Coating Technology – Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids ISSN: 0022-3093. vol. 390, 2014, pp. 45-50.

- De Bardi, Monica, Hutter Herbert, Schreiner Manfred, Bertoncello Renzo - Potash-lime-silica glass: Protection from weathering; Heritage Science 2015 vol. 3, pg 22.

- Renzo Bertoncello, Dario Quniziato, Claudia Bortolussi Deposition of silica-based films for the protection of bronzes surfaces -Scienza e Beni Culturali –pp 265-271 vol 26; 2015.

- Renzo Bertoncello, Andrea Vezzoli, Elena Rebollo - Corrosion Behaviour of Room Temperature Cured Polysilazane-Derived Silica Coatings on Al 5086 - International Journal of Engineering Research & Science (IJOER) -2016 vol 2, pg 105-112.

- Nicola Dalle Carbonare, Rita Boaretto, Stefano Caramori, Roberto Argazzi, Maurizio Dal Colle, Luca Pasquini, Renzo Bertoncello, Marcello Marelli, Claudio Evangelisti, Carlo Alberto Bignozzi - Photoelectrochemical Behavior of Electrophoretically Deposited Hematite Thin Films Modified with Ti(IV) – Molecules 2016, 21(7), 942.

- Renzo Bertoncello, Matteo Monti, Cinzia Sada - Silica thin-films from perhydropolysilazane for the protection of ancient glass - Am. J. Sci. Ind. Res., 2016, 7(4):106-113.

- Renzo Bertoncello, Elena Rebollo - Natural and simulated aging of historical glasses - Am. J. Sci. Ind. Res., 2017, 8(3):47-54.

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
LE1855 COMMON LE05105857 6 2nd Year First
SC1170 COMMON SCL1001865 6 2nd Year First
SC1160 COMMON SC03101111 6 1st Year First