Edward Vicenzi

Research Scientist

 

Phone: 301-238-1215
Fax: 301-238-3709
E-mail Address: VicenziE [at] si.edu
Twitter handle: @DrMicroanalysis

Address:
Museum Conservation Institute
Smithsonian Institution
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746


Education

B.Sc. McGill University
M.S. University of Oregon
Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Specialties and Interests

  • Advanced microbeam analysis techniques using ions, electrons, and photons to probe natural specimens and other materials of interest

Professional Activities

International Union of Microbeam Analysis Societies, USA representative
MicroAnalysis Society, President (2009-2010)

 

Recent Publications

Charola, A. Elena, Wachowiak, Melvin, Webb, E. Keats, Grissom, Carol A., Vicenzi, Edward P., Chong, Wang, Szczepanowska, Hanna, and DePriest, Paula. 2014. Developing a Methodology to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Biocide. In: 12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone Columbia University, New York, 2012. http://iscs.icomos.org/stonecon.html

Moini M., O’Halloran, A.,  Peters, A., France, C., Vicenzi, E.P., DeWitt, T., Langan, E., Walsh, T., and Speakman, R. (in press)  Understanding Irregular Shell Formation of Nautilus in Aquaria: Chemical Composition and Structural Analysis. Zoo Biology.

Vicenzi, Edward P. 2013. Microanalysis of Cosmic Dust: Nanometre-Scale Imaging and Analysis in the SEM. In: Book of Tutorials and Abstracts: EMAS 2013, 13th European Workshop on Modern Developments and Applications in Microbeam Analysis, 12 to 16 May 2013 at the Centro de Congressos do Alfandega, Porto, Portugal. Porto, Portugal: European Microbeam Analysis Society, pp.237-250.

Gervais, Claire, Marie-Angelique Languille, Solenn Reguer, Martine Gillet, Sebastien Pelletier, Chantal Garnier, Edward P. Vicenzi, and Loic Bertrand (2013) Why Does Prussian Blue Fade? Understanding the Role(s) of the Substrate, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 28: 1600-1609, DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50025J.

Stopar, Julie D., Taylor, G. Jeffrey, Velbel, Michael A., Norman, Marc D., Vicenzi, Edward P., Halls, Lydia J. (2013) Element abundances, patterns, and mobility in Nakhlite Miller Range 03346 and implications for aqueous alteration, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 112: 208–225 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.02.024).

Gervais, C., Languille, M.-A., Reguer, S., Gillet, M., Vicenzi, E.P., Chagnot, S., Baudelet, F., Bertrand, L. (2013) “Live” Prussian blue fading by time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Applied Physics A 110: DOI 10.1007/s00339-013-7581-y

Mecklenburg, M.F., Tumosa, C.S., and Vicenzi, E.P. (2013) The Influence of Pigments and Ion Migration on the Durability of Drying Oil and Alkyd Paints. pp. 59-67.   In   New Insights into the Cleaning of Paintings. Proceedings from the Cleaning 2010 International Conference, Universidad de Valencia and Musuem Conservation Institute. Eds. Marion Mecklenburg, A.Elena Charola and Robert J. Koestler.  Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation No. 3. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC. 2013

Leeman, W. P., MacRae, C. M., Wilson, N. C., Torpy, A., Lee, C. T. A., Student, J. J., Thomas, J.B., Vicenzi, E. P. (2012). A Study of Cathodoluminescence and Trace Element Compositional Zoning in Natural Quartz from Volcanic Rocks: Mapping Titanium Content in Quartz. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 18(6), 1322-1341. doi: 10.1017/s1431927612013426

Wilson, N. C., MacRae, C. M., Torpy, A., Davidson, C. J., & Vicenzi, E. P. (2012). Hyperspectral Cathodoluminescence Examination of Defects in a Carbonado Diamond. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 18(6), 1303-1312. doi: 10.1017/s1431927612013578

Steele, A., McCubbin, F.M., Fries, M., Kater, L., Boctor, N.Z., Fogel, M.L., Conrad, P.G., Glamoclija, M., Spencer, M., Morrow, A.L., Hammond, M.R., Zare, R.N., Vicenzi, E., Siljeström, S.S., Bowden, R., Herd, C.D.K., Mysen, B.O., Shirey, S.B., Amundsen, H.E.F., Treiman, A.H., Bullock, E.S., Jull, A.J.T. (2012). A Reduced Organic Carbon Component in Martian Basalts. Science 337, 212-215.

Pabst, S., Zack, T., Savov, I.P., Ludwig, T., Rost, D., Tonarini, S., Vicenzi, E.P. (2012). The fate of subducted oceanic slabs in the shallow mantle: insights from boron isotopes and light element composition of metasomatized blueschists from the Mariana forearc. Lithos 132-133, 162-179.

Davis, J.M., Newbury, D.E., Fahey, A., Ritchie, N.W.M., Vicenzi, E.P., Bentz, D. (2011). Bridging the Micro to Macro Gap:  A New Application for Micro X-Ray Fluorescence. Microscopy and Microanalysis 17, 410-417.

Meier, D., Davis, J.M., Vicenzi, E.P. (2011). An Examination of Kernite (Na2B4O6(OH)2 • 3 H2O) Using X-ray and Electron Spectroscopies: Quantitative Microanalysis of a Hydrated Low-Z Mineral. Microscopy and Microanalysis 17, 718–727.

Pabst, S., Zack, T., Savov, I.P., Ludwig, T., Rost, D., Vicenzi, E.P. (2011). Evidence for boron incorporation into the serpentine crystal structure. American Mineralogist 96, 1112-1119.


Abbreviated Biography

Ed Vicenzi is a research scientist at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI). He utilizes a variety of electron, photon, and ion microbeam techniques to study of museum specimens and related materials.  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 Facility at Princeton University.  He has served as President and Director of the MicroAnalysis Society (MAS), principal and co-organizer of MAS topical conferences, chair of the NMNH Senate of Scientists, MAS co-chair for the M&M conference, twice as MAS tour speaker, as well as an organizer for symposia at M&M,  AGU, and Goldschmidt conferences. He is the current USA representative for IUMAS, a panel member for science funding agencies, an editorial board member for a new journal entitled Heritage Science, and will serve as Chair for the IUMAS-6 meeting in 2014.  Ed is the author or co-author of 50 peer reviewed publications and numerous conference proceedings regarding topics in Earth, planetary, and cultural heritage science.  He obtained a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MS from the University of Oregon, and a BSc from McGill University, all in Earth Sciences.

 

Ed Vicenzi & Allison Rabent at SEM

Ed Vicenzi and REU intern Allison Rabent (RIT) conducting analytical SEM studies during the summer of 2012.