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Robert Erdmann

Rijksmuseum / University of Amsterdam
Senior Scientist / Professor
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prior to earning his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2006, Robert Erdmann started a science and engineering software company and worked extensively on solidification and multiscale transport modeling at Sandia National Laboratories. He subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in the Program in Applied Mathematics and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor, where he worked on multiscale material process modeling and image processing for cultural heritage. In 2014, he moved to Amsterdam to focus full-time on combining materials science and computer science to help the world access, understand, and preserve its cultural heritage. He is currently Senior Scientist at the Rijksmuseum, and he holds the Rijksmuseum Chair in Conservation Science as a Professor at the University of Amsterdam and the Special Chair for the Visualization of Art History at Radboud University.