Marvin Cummings joined the GCI's Collection Research Laboratory in June 2011 as a three-year postdoctoral fellow studying ceramic slips on Athenian pottery using high-resolution analytical techniques. He received his PhD in materials science from Rice University. This fellowship is funded by a National Science Foundation grant awarded to the GCI to study the chemical and physical makeup of Attic pottery using state-of-the-art high-resolution analytical technologies. The project is a collaboration of the GCI, the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, and the Aerospace Corporation.
Andrew Lerwill joined the GCI's Museum Lighting Group in late September as a two-year postdoctoral fellow studying the activation spectra and reciprocity of selected colorants. He received his PhD in conservation science from Nottingham Trent University. While at the GCI he will also assist with research being carried out on LED lighting, microfading research, and other topics focused on preventive conservation.