Adam Finnefrock, Ph.D.
Adam Finnefrock received his Ph.D. condensed matter physics from Cornell University and conducted postdoctoral research on the application of synchrotron-based methods to the study of complex materials while at Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. His later synchrotron methods involved SR-XRF imaging of paintings to answer questions about attribution, state of preservation, and technology of manufacture, and µXANES and SR-µXRD studies of pigment speciation. His current research interests are focused on new imaging and computational methods for the study of cultural heritage objects. Prior to directing his physics and computing expertise to cultural heritage, Dr. Finnefrock’s work involved the development and characterization of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of HIV and cancer.