Anthony Baragona

Tel.: +43-(660)-694-1168


Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2015: scientific project collaborator at the Department of Conservation Science at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • Since 2014: PhD student at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Title of dissertation: Pozzolan-Lime Mortar from Antiquity to the Present: “The utility of experimental archeology and image-based analysis for understanding historical mortar” Expected Completion Date Autumn 2019
  • 2010-2012: Studied Historic Preservation/ Conservation Science at Columbia University, New York City, Master of Science (MSc). Title of the Master thesis "Neo-traditional pozzolan-lime mortar for restoration of historic buildings”. (Advisor: Prof. Norman Weiss)
  • 2001-2009: Employment in a small architectural firm specializing in the remodeling of historical houses. Pozzolan-Kalk-Mörtel von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart: Zum Nutzen experimenteller Archäologie und bildbasierter Analyse zum Verständnis historischer Mörtel  Voraussichtliches Abschlussdatum Herbst 2019
  • 1995-1999: Studied history with a focus on architecture and urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelor of Arts (BA).

EU project activities

2015-2018: Active in the conservation science laboratory for the NanoCathedral Project: NMP-21-2014: “Materials-based solutions for protection or preservation of European cultural heritage.” Grant Agreement no: 646178


  • Baragona A., Anghelone M. and Weber J. (2019) A map is worth a thousand pictures: Using FTIR-imaging to analyze petrographic thin sections of historical and experimental mortar. 5th Historic Mortars Conference, University of Navarra, 19th-21st June, 2019 (submitted)
  • Weber J. and Baragona A. (2019) Microscopy brings it to light: Roman mortar technology studied by polarizing microscopy and SEM. Cavalieri M. and Tomassini P. (eds.), La peinture murale antique : méthodes et apports d'une approche technique, Bordeaux (Pictor collection) (in press)
  • Ban M., Baragona A., Ghaffari (Mascha) E., Weber J., Rohatsch A. (2016) Artificial aging techniques on various lithotypes for testing of stone consolidants. Conference: 13th International Congress on the deterioration and conservation of stone. University of the West of Scotland, Paisley (Scotland) Volume: Science and Art: A future for stone, Vol. I September, 2016
  • Weber J., Baragona A., Pintér F., Gosselin C. (2015) Hydraulicity in ancient mortars: its origin and alteration phenomena under the microscope Conference: 15th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, Glasgow, June 2015

Special expertise

  • Investigation of mineral based materials for monument preservation and archaeology:
    • Thin section polarization microscopy
    • REM-EDX
    • FTIR-ATR
  • Chemical and physical examination/testing of building materials according to EN and ASTM Standards
  • Artificial weathering techniques
  • Experimental archaeology in the field of building materials