Angel Martin Fernandez Alvarez awarded

The Jean-Jacques Comhaire Prize from “Fondation Roi Baudouin” for Angel Martin's works

Angel Martin Fernandez Alvarez, a young researcher from NISM, has received the Jean-Jacques Comhaire Prize from “Fondation Roi Baudouin”. The rewarded project results were published in the prestigious journal Nature.

The main goal of the project is to apply an original and non-invasive optical method. The method relies on optical measurements, such as reflection from the sample, as well as on statistical processing of the collected optical data. Measurements are performed from ultraviolet (UV) to near-infrared (NIR) spectral ranges by an integrating sphere and a spectrophotometer, and data are processed by machine learning algorithms in order to identify the animal species from which Middle Ages parchments are made.