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Lorna Anguilano is a material scientist and archaeometallurgist. She is currently developing the X-ray diffraction facility at ETC, providing consultancy in material characterisation and failure’s diagnosis as well as actively generating and developing researches in archaeometry and modern materials characterisation and development. Her research involves reconstruction of ferrous and non-ferrous metal production from different areas and periods, and makes use of chemical, metallographic and mineralogical techniques such as XRF, OM, SEM-EDS and XRD.

Joining ETCbrunel in 2008 Lorna’s first focussed in the establishment of the XRD facility and material characterisation’s consultancy. Later on Lorna started working parallel on her archaeometric research starting a series of projects of early iron production in Ireland with Connaught Archaeology.

At the moment she is developing projects on Medieval non-ferrous production in Central and South of Italy and in mining industrial archaeology in Queensland and South Wales (Australia).

Lorna also participates and leads modern material characterisation within Brunel based as well as international research teams, her contribution to these researches includes in situ phase transition shape memory alloys characterisation and DLC coating crystalline characterisation.

Selected Publications

Anguilano, L. La Salvia, V. Serlorenzi, M. SILVERING TECHNIQUES IN THE ADRIAN ATHENAEUM Surface Engineering,Special Issue, in press.

Anguilano, L. La Salvia, V. Serlorenzi, M. Antonelli, S. Tornese, M. Iacone, A. and Prosperi, S. The metallurgical workshop of Piazza Madonna di Loreto (Rome). International Symposium of Archaeometry 2012 Proceedings, in press.

Anguilano, L. Timberlake, S. Rehren, Th. Excavation, slag analysis and experimental reconstruction of an Early Medieval lead smelting bole from Banc Tynddol, Cwmystwyth, Ceredigion (Wales UK) Historical Metallurgy Society Journal, volume 44, part 2, 2010

Anguilano, L. Chemical and Mineralogical analysis of slags from Lowpark, Appendix VIIIb IN: Of Troughs and Tuyeres. The archaeology of the N5 Charlestown Bypass. NRA scheme monographs 6 – 2010. Eds. Gillespie and Kerrigan

Wallace, A. Anguilano, L.Iron smelting and smithing: new evidence emerging on Irish Road Schemes IN: Creative Minds: production, manufacturing and invention in ancient Ireland. 2010 Eds. M. Stanley, E. Danher and J. Eogan.


Newest selected publications

Anguilano, L., Campbell, J., Tarverdi, K., Minton, T. and Adole, O. (2020) 'Basalt Fibre-Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Composite Development Using the Twin Screw Extrusion Process'. Polymer Testing, 91. pp. 106467 - 106467. ISSN: 0142-9418

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Adole, O., Barekar, N., McKay, B., Anguilano, L., Minton, T. and Novytskyi, A. (2018) 'Fibre/matrix intermetallic phase formation in novel aluminium-basalt composites'. Materials Letters, 239. pp. 128 - 131. ISSN: 0167-577X Open Access Link

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Malinauskaite, J., Jouhara, H., Czajczyńska, D., Stanchev, P., Katsou, E., Rostkowsk, P., et al. (2017) 'Municipal Waste Management and Waste-to-Energy in the Context of a Circular Economy and Energy Recycling in Europe'. Energy, 141. pp. 2013 - 2044. ISSN: 0360-5442 Open Access Link

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Jouhara, H., Nannou, T., Anguilano, L., Ghazal, H. and Spencer, N. (2017) 'Heat Pipe Based Municipal Waste Treatment Unit for Home Energy Recovery'. Energy, 139. pp. 1210 - 1230. ISSN: 0360-5442 Open Access Link

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Nadendla, H. (2016) 'A trapped magnetic field of 3T in homogeneous, bulk MgB2 superconductors fabricated by a Modified Precursor Infiltration and Growth (MPIG) process'. Superconductor Science and Technology, 29 (3). pp. 035008 - 035008. ISSN: 1361-6668 Open Access Link

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