Dr. Ioanna Kakoulli

UCLA/Getty Program on the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials
Associate Professor, UCLA Materials Science and Engineering Department & Chair
Los Angeles, CA

Ioanna Kakoulli is Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Chair of the UCLA-Getty Conservation Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) on the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials. She is the founder and director of the Archaeomaterials Group at UCLA and co-Director of the Molecular and Nano Archaeology Laboratory. She received her doctorate degree (D.Phil.) in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Oxford and her Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree in Conservation from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Prof. Kakoulli specializes in two scientific pursuits: Archaeometry and Conservation Science. Her research intersects traditional and advanced imaging and spectroscopic techniques at multiple scales and focuses on reverse engineering processing studying the relation between microstructure and properties to understand ancient technology and trade in antiquity, as well as, environmental and diagenetic alterations and their effects in the preservation of artifacts. Prof. Kakoulli has published extensively and authored a peer-reviewed monograph on the materials and technology of ancient Greek painting, as well as, book-chapters, scientific articles and invited conference papers. She is a resource person for ICCROM in Rome and scientific expert for UNESCO missions on the preservation of cultural heritage. She is also a member of US State Department delegations on Science & Technology and a Trustee Member of the Cyprus American Archaeological Institute (CAARI).