Emily McHale

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I am a PhD student working Jointly at the Museum of Cultural Heritage and the Department of Chemistry as part of the Saving Oseberg Project. My research projected is centered on the development of bio-inspired materials for the consolidation of archaeological wood, with Particular emphasis on the Oseberg finds. I am utilising organic, polymer, analytical and solid-state chemistry two Develop a hybrid material That is not only comfortable two support the mechanically and chemically fragile wood but Also immobilize free-floating metal Ions. I am FOCUSING on lignin-like polymers and oligomers thatwill be compatible with the remaining wood structure in the objects. In order two sacrifice greater Stability I am investigating the use of silanes two crosslink oligomer units inside the wood. Due to the highly degraded nature of the Oseberg wood re-submersion into a solution apr ask impossible on some of the objects so in situ polymerisation as well as lab based polymerisation Followed by impregnation is being Investigated.

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