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John W. Baty

Preservation Technologies
Conservator
Cranberry Township, PA
Collaborating with Preservation Technologies’ leading team of scientists and engineers, John Baty is responsible for research and development, process improvement, quality assurance, and other duties within this world leader in supplying services, products, and equipment to preserve valuable documents, books, and other paper-based materials. Prior to joining Preservation Technologies, L.P., Baty held a joint appointment at Johns Hopkins University as Assistant Research Professor and Heritage Science for Conservation (H.S.C.) Scientist in the Departments of Conservation & Preservation—the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums, and Materials Science and Engineering—Whiting School of Engineering. He has been a research assistant at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, a research chemist at Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., and a research chemist at the National Archives and Records Administration. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Materials—paper science group—at the University of Manchester in the U.K. and completed an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in conservation science at Johns Hopkins University.