Adam Finnefrock received his Ph.D. condensed matter physics from Cornell University and conducted his postdoctoral research on the application of synchrotron-based methods to the study of soft matter, including block copolymers. This work was carried out at Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. His research program has more recently involved SR-XRF imaging of paintings to answer questions about attribution, state of preservation, and technology of manufacture. He has also focused on µXANES and SR-µXRD studies of pigment speciation. His current research interests are focused on new imaging methodologies for the study of cultural heritage objects. Prior to focusing his x-ray and computing expertise to cultural heritage, Dr. Finnefrock’s work involved the development, characterization, and immunoassay of large molecule vaccines for the treatment of both HIV and cancer.