Dr Gregory Smith

Duke University
University College London

Marshall Sherfield Fellow Gregory Smith graduated from Duke University in 2000 with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Greg had pursued his interests in science and archaeology separately until his acceptance as a Marshall Sherfield Fellow allowed him to combine them. His Fellowship allowed him to study the palettes of Gutenberg Bibles, Vermeer paintings, and other artefacts, as well as perform authentication studies for the London auction houses and spectrochemical investigations of pigment degradation processes. Greg's passion for the Arts-Science interface has since led him to a research position at the National Gallery of Art where he studied modern artists materials and eventually to a newly created faculty position as the first Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Conservation Science at SUNY-Buffalo State College's art conservation department.