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Research scientist

Advanced chemical imaging and microanalysis of museum specimens and related materials.


Background And Education

Education And Training

Awards And Honors

Public Biography

  • Edward Vicenzi is a research scientist at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI). His work involves using microscopy and microanalysis to study museum specimens and related materials to understand their history and origin.  Before taking-up his position at MCI he served as the Director of the Analytical Laboratories in the National Museum of Natural History’s (NMNH) Department of Mineral Sciences and the co-manager of the Imaging and Analysis Center at Princeton University.

    He has served as President of the Microanalysis Society and President for the International Union of Microbeam Analysis Societies (IUMAS), he is an editorial board member for Heritage Science, an editor for Microscopy and Microanalysis (cultural heritage applications), and is a Fellow of the Microanalysis Society.

Research And Grants


Selected Publications

Editor Of

  • Book

    • Matthews, Michael B., Vicenzi, Edward P., Richter, Silvia, Llovet, Xavier, Dellith, Jan, and Ceh, Miran, editors. 2018. IOP Conference Series :Materials Science and Engineering 304. IOP Publishing. 2018


  • Presentation

    • Lam, Thomas, Vicenzi, Edward P., Smith, Susan N., and Devine, Scott. 2023. Color Analysis and Microfade Testing of the 1918 Curtiss Jenny US Airmail Stamp [presentation]. October 17, 2023. Washington, DC: National Postal Museum and Institute of Analytical Philately.


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