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Dr. Ir. Alicia Vanham-Meert

Post-doc Researcher



alicia.vanhammeert@kuleuven.be Ecole polytechnique de Bruxelles
Campus du Solbosch - CP 165/63
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles


After graduating with a master in chemical and materials engineering in the Bruface program from the VUB in 2014. She then pursued a MSc in Archaeological Science at the university of Oxford and graduated in 2015. She continued her academic pursuits by completing a PhD at the KU Leuven and the VUB under the supervision of Prof. Degryse and Prof. Claeys on the development of non-destructive analysis methods for the study of archaeological objects, which she completed in 2019. Since then she’s collaborated on various projects applying (micro-)XRF, (LA-)ICP-MS and Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic analysis on various materials such as timbers (post-doc at the university of Copenhagen 2019-2020), metals and mostly glasses (back at the KU-Leuven)

Research Topics

Her research within 4Mat will focus on the investigation of raw materials and recipes for the medieval stained glass windows of the abbey of Stavelot in Belgium which are a prime example of an early adoption of wood ash as flux. For this she obtained an FRS-FNRS post-doctoral research grant and will be working closely with CreA-patrimoine



Updated on April 20, 2023