SEAHA & UCL ISH student success in the October Board of Examiners

SEAHA & UCL ISH are delighted to announce that a high number of SEAHA MRes students were awarded distinctions by the Board of Examiners that met in October.

The SEAHA MRes programme received outstanding feedback from the External Examiners.  The External Examiner commented that “the teaching team should be commended for the work put into theses aspects of the dissertation” and 50% of students received overall distinctions, while the average mark for MRes dissertations was also above 70 (distinction).

We sincerely congratulate all the students for their exceptionally hard work.

The following MRes SEAHA students were awarded overall distinctions:

Bettina Sacher
An investigation into the role of variable measurement angles and smooth and textured surface states in retro-reflective microfading tests

Jennifer Richards
Modelling the future of the past: Using a cellular automaton model to assess environmental processes on earthen heritage degradation

Laura Arcidiacono
Development of a non-invasive neutron technique for the analysis of archaeological gold: a pilot study on Byzantine coins

Dzhordzhio Naldzhiev
Method development for measuring volatile organic compound (VOC) emission rates from spray foam insulation (SPF) and their interrelationship with indoor air quality (IAQ), human health and ventilation strategies

Pedro Maximo Rocha
Tensile Behaviour in Historic Tapestries. Strain Distribution Analysis and its Dependence on Woven Structure

Rosie Brigham (SEAHA aligned student)
Crowdsourcing Conservation: using citizen science to monitor heritage sites

In addition, the following two MRes SEAHA students were awarded distinctions for their dissertations:

Morena Ferreira

Determination of the impact of air velocity on water activity as a measure to prevent mould growth on historic materials

Hannah Duggan (SEAHA aligned student)

The influence of animal glue on mechanical properties of painting canvases