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Eric Henderson

Canadian Conservation Institute
Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science Division
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Eric Henderson earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from McGill University in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 2009, specializing in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials. He then undertook a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) post-doctoral fellowship in the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto, working extensively in polymer and nanomaterial synthesis, surface chemistry, and hybrid material and nanocomposite development, all within the framework of developing materials with tailored electrochemical, physicochemical, optical and mechanical properties. Following his post-doctoral tenure, Eric worked for several years leading the development and commercialization of photonic materials with tunable structural colours in a technology start-up company. He has numerous publications and holds several patents on the synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials. Eric joined the Canadian Conservation Institute in 2015 as a conservation scientist and has been working on the materials analysis of a variety of museum and cultural heritage objects. His research interests include modern materials and non-invasive vibrational spectroscopy for the on-site analysis of heritage artifacts.