Current Students

Topics being researched by current PSP students include the feasibility of adapting polarity-sensitive fluorescent probes or dyes as “reporter” molecules within artists’ painting materials, nineteenth-century domestic farm buildings of the Mid-Atlantic region, the materials and techniques of Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and Color Field painter Morris Louis, new ways to trace the evolution from egg- to oil-based paints in Quattrocento Italy, and the ways in which people explore and understand the material evidence of traumatic events.

Information about each student's previous and current research can be accessed via the links on the left.


  • PSP Students
  • Melissa Blair, Amanda Norbutus, Dawn Rogala, Tatiana Ausema