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Edward Vicenzi

Edward Vicenzi

Research Scientist

 

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

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

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.

 

Book Chapters

Vicenzi, Edward P. Microanalysis of Cosmic Dust: Nanometre-Scale Imaging and Analysis in the SEM 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 European Microbeam Analysis Society Porto, Portugal 2013 237- 250

Mecklenburg, Marion F., Tumosa, Charles S. and Vicenzi, Edward P. Mecklenburg, Marion F., Charola, A. Elena and Koestler, Robert J. The Influence of Pigments and Ion Migration on the Durability of Drying Oil and Alkyd Paints New Insights into the Cleaning of Paintings: Proceedings from the Cleaning 2010 International Conference, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia and Museum Conservation Institute Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC 2013 59- 67 https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/20490

Mecklenburg, Marion F., Tumosa, Charles S. and Vicenzi, Edward P. Fuster-Lopez, Laura, Charola, A. Elena, Mecklenburg, Marion F. and Domenech-Carbo, Ma Teresa The Influence of Pigments and Ion Migration on the Durability of Drying Oil and Alkyd Paints Cleaning 2010: New Insights into the Cleaning of Paintings. Universidad Politecnica de Valencia Valencia (Spain) 2010 27- 28

Journal Articles

Moini, Mehdi, O'Halloran, Aoife, Peters, Alan M., France, Christine A. M., Vicenzi, Edward P., DeWitt, Tamsen G., Langan, Esther, Walsh, Tim and Speakman, Robert J. 2014 Understanding irregular shell formation of Nautilus in aquaria: Chemical composition and structural analysis Zoo Biology ( ): - Hoboken Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/zoo.21132

Moini, Mehdi, O'Halloran, Aoife, Peters, Alan M., France, Christine A. M., Vicenzi, Edward P., DeWitt, Tamsen G., Langan, Esther, Walsh, Tim and Speakman, Robert J. 2014 Understanding Irregular Shell Formation of Nautilus in Aquaria: Chemical Composition and Structural Analysis Zoo Biology ( ): - Hoboken Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/zoo.21132

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

Stopar, Julie D., Taylor, G. J., Velbel, Michael A., Norman, Marc D., Vicenzi, Edward P. and Hallis, 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.20

Gervais, Claire, Languille, Marie-Angelique, Reguer, Solenn, Gillet, Martine, Vicenzi, Edward P., Chagnot, Sebastien, Baudelet, Francois and Bertrand, Loic 2013 "Live" Prussian blue fading by time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing 111 (1): 15- 22 10.1007/s00339-013-7581-y

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, Edward P., Siljestrom, S., Bowden, R., Herd, C. D. K., Mysen, B. O., Shirey, S. B., Amundsen, H. E. F., Treiman, A. H. and Bullock, Emma S. 2012 A Reduced Organic Carbon Component in Martian Basalts Science 337 (6091): 212- 215 American Association for the Advancement of Science 10.1126/science.1220715

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

Leeman, W. P., MacRae, C. M., Wilson, N. C., Torpy, A., Lee, C. T. A., Student, J. J., Thomas, J. B. and Vicenzi, Edward 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 10.1017/s1431927612013426

Pabst, Sonja, Zack, Thomas, Savov, Ivan P., Ludwig, Thomas, Rost, Detlef, Tonarini, Sonia and Vicenzi, Edward 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 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.11.010

Meier, Douglas C., Davis, Jeffrey M. and Vicenzi, Edward P. 2011 An Examination of Kernite (Na2B4O6(OH)2•3H2O) Using X-Ray and Electron Spectroscopies: Quantitative Microanalysis of a Hydrated Low-Z Mineral Microscopy and Microanalysis 17 (5): 718- 727 10.1017/S1431927611000602

Davis, Jeffrey M., Newbury, Dale E., Fahey, Albert, Ritchie, Nicholas W. M., Vicenzi, Edward P. and Bentz, Dale 2011 Bridging the Micro-to-Macro Gap: A New Application for Micro X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy and Microanalysis 17 (3): 410- 417 10.1017/S1431927611000183

Vicenzi, Edward P., Meier, Douglas and Davis, Jeffrey 2009 Challenges involved in the X-ray microanalysis of the mineral kernite [Na2B4O6(OH)2•3H2O] Microscopy and Microanalysis 15 ( ): 518- 519 10.1017/S1431927609099322

Scott, Keana, Davis, Jeffrey M. and Vicenzi, Edward P. 2009 Three-Dimensional microanalysis using FIB SEM: Variations in technique Microscopy and Microanalysis 15 ( ): 476- 477 10.1017/S143192760909744X

Carpenter, P. K., Zeigler, R. A., Jolliff, B. L., Vicenzi, E. P., Davis, J. M., MacRae, C. M., Wilson, N. C., Kotula, P. G. and Donovan, J. J. 2009 Advances in electron-probe microanalysis and compositional mapping: Applications to the analysis of meteorites Microscopy and Microanalysis 15 ( ): 534- 535 10.1017/S1431927609098882

Davis, Jeffrey M., Newbury, Dale E., Ritchie, Nicholas W. M. and Vicenzi, Edward P. 2009 Solving the micro to macro problem: A new application for milli X-ray fluorescence X-ray spectrum imaging Microscopy and Microanalysis 15 ( ): 542- 543 10.1017/S1431927609098146

Meier, Douglas C., Davis, Jeffrey and Vicenzi, Edward P. 2009 Auger Electron Spectroscopy of Kernite: Coaxing useful information out of a recalcitrant specimen Microscopy and Microanalysis 15 ( ): 1384- 1385 10.1017/S1431927609099681

Heaney, Peter J., Vicenzi, Edward P. and De, Subarnarekha 2005 Strange Diamonds: The Mysterious Origins of Carbonado and Framesite Elements 1 ( ): 85- 89