Geert Van der Snickt received his Master in Conservation-Restoration in 2003 at the University of Antwerp. Shortly after, he affiliated with the Department of Chemistry of the same institute. In 2012, he succesfully defended a PhD thesis entitled: 'James Ensor's Pigments Studied by Means of portable and synchrotron radiation-based analysis: identification, evolution and degradation', guided by professor Koen Janssens. He now holds a permanent position as cultural heritage scientist within the same group, focusing on synchrotron radiation-based analysis and application of the newly developed Macro X-Ray Fluorescence (MA-XRF) imaging technique on paintings.
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