Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

pesce-gianluca

Contact details

Room: 6 East 4.15
Tel: +44 (0)1225 385943
Email: g.l.a.pesce@bath.ac.uk

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PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • chemical and physical characteristics of lime-based materials
  • carbonation reaction in lime-based materials
  • hydraulic reactions in lime-based materials
  • radiocarbon dating of lime mortars and plasters
  • archaeometric analysis of old mortars and plasters.

Giovanni Luca Pesce

MArch PhD (Mat Eng)

Profile

Giovanni L Pesce (known as Gianluca) is a Research Associate in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. His research interests focus on the development of low-carbon inorganic binders for the construction industry, and the conservation of built heritage.

Gianluca undertook a master’s degree in Architecture in 1999 with the top marks in the Faculty of Architecture at University of Genoa (Italy). In 2006 he obtained a PhD in Material Engineering for the Science of Building at the same University, presenting a thesis on the use of metakaolin as a hydraulic additive in new lime-based materials. Starting from 2010, he studied the carbonation reaction in new lime-based materials as part of a PhD in Civil Engineering.

Since his graduation in 1999, Gianluca has worked as a consultant specialist for a number of Italian research groups in both private and public institutions, as well as for a number of private companies working in the field of built heritage. From 2000, he has been collaborating with Ipsilon s.c.r.l., a well-established company where, in 2007,  he took on the role of Vice President.  He has also collaborated with the Department of Science for Architecture at the University of Genoa since 2006.

Gianluca's first paper was published in 1999; since then he has published on a range of topics in popular and scientific journals as well as regularly presenting his research at international conferences. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of: Open Archaeometry Journal (Page Press Editor) as section editor and specialist for material sciences and architecture.

In addition, he acts as a reviewer for several other journals such as Radiocarbon. He is member of The Building Limes Forum and the Institute for the History of Material Culture of Genoa (Italy).

Research

Gianluca’s research interests concentrate on low-carbon inorganic binders for the construction industry and, in particular, on lime (both air and hydraulic lime, natural and artificial). Lime binders, in fact, have a low-carbon footprint compared to other products such as cement and are important materials for the restoration of historic buildings.

Previous research he conducted over the last five years, in conjunction with different specialists, allowed him to also deal with the radiocarbon dating of mortars and plasters.

Gianluca is currently working as a postdoctoral research associate on an EPSRC-funded project ‘Experimentally verified atomistic modelling of lime in construction materials’. Joint with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath, he is using his expertise to study chemical and mechanical processes on the surface of individual and polycrystalline group II hydroxide crystals.

Gianluca has experience in the application of numerous materials characterisation techniques, including SEM/EDX, TEM, AFM, XRD, TGA/DSC, MIP, FTIR, EIS, NMR, Raman spectroscopy and mechanical testing.

Publications

Book/s

Costa, S. and Pesce, G. L., 2013. Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di richerca archeologica. Atti del II workshop (Genova, 11 maggio 2007). Ubiquity Press.

Cavaciocchi, P., Lastrico, C., Molinari, A., Pesce, G. and Soppa, S., 2009. Studi sull’antica Chiesa di San Nicolò di Capodimonte a Camogli. Tipografia Berrone.

Book Sections

Pesce, G. L. and Decri, A., 2013. Analisi critica della datazione delle malte con il metodo del radiocarbonio. In: Micheletto, E., ed. La Cattedrale di Alba. Archeologia di un Cantiere (ArcheologiaPiemonte 1). Florence, Italy: All’Insegna del Giglio, pp. 217-222.

Costa, S., Bianconi, L. and Pesce, G. L. A., 2013. Open Source in archaeology:beyond passive users. In: Contreras, F., Farjas, M. and Melero, F. J., eds. CAA2010 Fusion of Cultures. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Arhcaeology. Granada, Spain, April 2010. Oxford, U. K.: Archaeopress, pp. 443-448. (British Archaeology Reports (BAR) International Series; 2494)

Pesce, G. L. A. and Ball, R. J., 2012. Dating of Old Lime Based Mixtures with the "Pure Lime Lumps" Technique. In: Nawrocka, D. M., ed. Radiometric Dating. InTech.

Pesce, G., 2008. L'analisi archeologica degli elevati attraverso l'uso del free and open source software. In: Bezzi, L., Francisci, D., Grossi, P. and Lotti, D., eds. Atti del 3rd Workshop open Source, free Software e open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica. Padova, Italy: Quasar.

Cavaciocchi, P., Guastella, R., Lastrico, C., Pesce, G. and Vecchiattini, R., 2008. La chiesa di S.Nicolò di Capodimonte (Camogli - GE):un approccio multidisciplinare al problema del restauro di un edificio restaurato. In: Biscontin, G. and Driussi, G., eds. Atti del Convegno Internazionale 'Scienza e Beni Culturali. Restarare i restauri. Metodi, compatibilità, cantien. Padova, Italy: Edizioni Arcadia Ricerche.

Pesce, G. and Ricci, R., 2008. The use of metakaolinite as a hydraulic agent of aerial lime plasters and mortars. The case study of Genoa (Italy). In: Proceedings of the 1st Historical Mortars Conference - HMC08 - Characterization, Diagnosis, Conservation, Repair and Compatibility. .

Pesce, G., Nesti, C. and Vecchiattini, R., 2007. The preservation of the cultural heritage of property through an analysis of European regulations regarding building materials used in restoration. In: Drdacky, M. and Chapius, M., eds. Proceedings of the 7th European Conference SAVEUR - Safeguarded Cultural Heritage - Understanding & Viability for the Enlarged Europe. Prague, Czech Republic: Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Pesce, G. and Nesti, C., 2006. Le modifiche agli interventi di conservazione e restauro dei beni culturali introdotte dalla più recente normativa italiana. In: Proceedings of the 4th IGIIC National Conference. Florence, Italy: Nardini Editore.

Pesce, G. and Martini, S., 2005. Il terrazzamento con muri in pietra a secco. Forme e cause di degrado. In: V.V.A.A. 2005. Italy: La Spezia, pp. 32-50.

Pesce, G. and Martini, S., 2005. Il terrazzamento con muri in pietra a secco. La tecnica costruttiva. In: V.V.A.A. 2005. italy: La Spezia, pp. 15-31.

Pesce, G. and Martini, S., 2005. Indicazioni per la ricostruzione dei muri a secco. In: V.V.A.A. 2005. Italy: La Spezia.

Pesce, G. and Martini, S., 2005. Introduzione. In: V.V.A.A. 2005. Italy: La Spezia.

Boato, A., Martini, S. and Pesce, G., 2005. La costruzione dei terrazzamenti a secco nel Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre (SP):codificazione di un sapere empirico. In: Mochi, G., ed. Atti del seminario internazionale. Bologna, Italy: Edizioni Moderna.

Pesce, G. and Martini, S., 2005. La sistemazione artificiale dei pendii. In: V.V.A.A. 2005. Italy: La Spezia, pp. 7-14.

Pesce, G. and Martini, S., 2005. Origine dello studio. In: V.V.A.A. 2005. Italy: La Spezia.

Pesce, G., 2000. Analisi delle strutture di fondazione. In: Varaldo, C., ed. Archeologia urbana a Savona. Italy: Marco Sabatelli Editore, pp. 61-63.

Pesce, G., 2000. La datazione mensiocronologica. In: Varaldo, C., ed. Archeologia urbana a Savona. Italy: Marco Sabatelli Editore, p. 25.

Pesce, G., 2000. Lo studio della volta ad ombrello. In: Varaldo, C., ed. Archeologia urbana a Savona. Italy: Marco Sabatelli Editore, pp. 34-38.

Articles

Pesce, G. L., Fletcher, I. W., Grant, R., Molinari, M., Parker, S. C. and Ball, R. J., 2017. Carbonation of Hydrous Materials at the Molecular Level:A Time of Flight-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Raman and Density Functional Theory Study. Crystal Growth and Design, 17 (3), pp. 1036-1044.

Talakokula, V., Bhalla, S., Ball, R. J., Bowen, C. R., Pesce, G. L., Kurchania, R., Bhattacharjee, B., Gupta, A. and Paine, K., 2016. Diagnosis of carbonation induced corrosion initiation and progression in reinforced concrete structures using piezo-impedance transducers. Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, 242, pp. 79-91.

Pesce, G., 2016. Book review: Material Innovation: Architecture. Materials World, 24 (2), p. 63.

Grant, J., Pesce, G. L., Ball, R. J., Molinari, M. and Parker, S. C., 2016. An experimental and computational study to resolve the composition of dolomitic lime. RSC Advances, 6 (19), pp. 16066-16072.

Nuño, M., Pesce, G. L., Bowen, C. R., Xenophontos, P. and Ball, R. J., 2015. Environmental performance of nano-structured Ca(OH)2/TiO2 photocatalytic coatings for buildings. Building and Environment, 92, pp. 734-742.

Serrapede, M., Pesce, G. L., Ball, R. J. and Denuault, G., 2014. Nanostructured Pd hydride microelectrodes:In situ monitoring of pH variations in a porous medium. Analytical Chemistry, 86 (12), pp. 5758-5765.

Pesce, G. L., Bowen, C. R., Rocha, J., Sardo, M., Allen, G. C., Walker, P. J., Denuault, G., Serrapede, M. and Ball, R., 2014. Monitoring hydration in lime-metakaolin composites using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Clay Minerals, 49 (3), pp. 341-358.

Pesce, G. L., Morgan, D., Odgers, D., Henry, A., Allen, M. and Ball, R. J., 2013. Consolidation of weathered limestone using nanolime. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials, 166 (4), pp. 213-228.

Pesce, G. L., Micheletto, E., Quarta, G., Ugge, S., Calcagnile, L. and Decri, A., 2013. Radiocarbon dating of mortars from the baptismal font of the San Lorenzo cathedral of Alba (Cuneo, Italy):Comparison with thermoluminescence dating of related bricks and pipes. Radiocarbon, 55 (2-3), pp. 526-533.

Serrapede, M., Denuault, G., Sosna, M., Pesce, G.L. and Ball, R.J., 2013. Scanning electrochemical microscopy:using the potentiometric mode of SECM to study the mixed potential arising from two independent redox processes. Analytical Chemistry, 85 (17), pp. 8341-8346.

Ball, R., Pesce, G. and Bowen, C., 2012. Characterisation of lime/metakaolin paste using impedance spectroscopy. Key Engineering Materials, 517, pp. 487-494.

Raw-Rees, S., Pesce, G. L. A., Ball, R. J. and Fodde, E., 2012. Characterization of binders in the historic lime mortars and plasters from 1A Royal Crescent, Bath. Journal of the Building Limes Forum, 19, pp. 28-37.

Pesce, G. L. A., Ball, R. J., Quarta, G. and Calcagnile, L., 2012. Identification, extraction, and preparation of reliable lime samples for 14C dating of plasters and mortars with the “pure lime lumps” technique. Radiocarbon, 54 (3-4), pp. 933-942.

Pesce, G. L. A. and Vecchiattini, R., 2010. La marcatura delle calci da costruzione. Note per una lettura consapevole delle etichette riportate sulle confezioni di vendita. Arkos, 22, pp. 56-62.

Pesce, G. L. A., 2010. L’uso del caolino come additivo idraulicizzante delle malte di calce aerea. Sintesi dei principali risultati ottenuti dal gruppo di ricerca genovese. Arkos, 22, pp. 52-56.

Costa, S. and Pesce, G. L. A., 2009. 3° workshop:'Open Source Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica'. Notiziario di Archeologia Medievale, 78, pp. 17-19.

Pesce, G. L., 2009. Archeologia dell’architettura e software libero. Archeologia dell’Architettura, 14, pp. 31-42.

Pesce, G. L. A. and Ricci, R., 2009. La diffusione e l’uso delle 'malte al caolino' attraverso lo studio delle analisi XRD. Notiziario di Archeologia Medievale, 78, pp. 10-13.

Pesce, G. L. A. and Ricci, R., 2009. La diffusione e l’uso delle 'malte al caolino' attraverso lo studio delle analisi XRD. Notiziario di Archeologia Medievale, 78, pp. 10-13.

Fossati, S., Pesce, G. L. A. and Decri, A., 2009. Lo studio della provenienza del legno attraverso l’analisi delle curve di accrescimento. Notiziario di Archeologia Medievale, 78, pp. 8-9.

Pesce, G., Quarta, G., Calcagnile, L., D'Elia, M., Cavaciocchi, P., Lastrico, C. and Guastella, R., 2009. Radiocarbon dating of lumps from aerial lime mortars and plasters:Methodological issues and results from S. Nicolò of Capodimonte church (Camogli, Genoa – Italy). Radiocarbon, 51 (2), pp. 867-872.

Garbarino, G., Martini, S., Pesce, G. and Sicios, M., 2008. La torre del “Marocco” nel comune di Morbello (AL). Analisi archeologica degli elevati e prime proposte di interpretazione storica. Ligures, 5, pp. 57-84.

Mannoni, T., Pesce, G. and Vecchiattini, R., 2006. Mortiers de chaux dolomitique avec adjonction de kaolin cuit:l'expèrience génoise. ArcheoScience - Revue d'Archeometrie, 30, pp. 67-79.

Pesce, G., 2005. L'Archivo della Toponomastica Ligure:prima relazione sullo stato di avanzamento dei lavori. Ligures, 3, pp. 214-215.

Baldassarri, M., Andreazzoli, F., Parodi, L., Pesce, G. and Sicios, M., 2005. Per tor via la speranza a chi si fosse di poterli riavere:techniche di abbattimento e di demolizione delle strutture fortificate medievali : primo bilancio delle fonti scritte, iconografiche e archeologiche. Archeologia Medievale, 32, pp. 295-297.

Biagini, M., Casale, M., Castagnasso, S., Costa, S., Mannoni, T., Martini, S. and Pesce, G., 2004. Indagini archeologiche in alta val Trebbia e alta valle Scrivia. Lo scavo del castello di Donnetta (GE). Relazione preliminaire sulla prima campagna di scavo. Ligures, 2, pp. 85-106.

Pesce, G., 2004. L'Archivo della Toponomastica Ligure. Ligures, 2, pp. 392-393.

Amato, A., Musso, S., Pesce, G., Salvitti, E. and Vecchiattini, R., 2004. S. Sisto in Genova:la chiesa dei Re. Dall'analisi archeologica allo studio del comparto urbano. Archeologia dell’Architettura, 9, pp. 167-191.

Boato, A., Martini, S. and Pesce, G., 2002. Ricerche sui terrazzamenti delle Cinque Terre. Notiziario di Archeologia Medievale, 75, pp. 7-8.

Cagnana, A., Aurilia, G., Baldassarri, M., Ghidotti, P., Giovinazzo, R., Nervi, C., Pesce, G., Piccardi, E. and Raffelini, C., 2001. Gli scavi nel castello di Celasco (Monte Bardellone, La Spezia). Relazione preliminare sulle campagne 1996-1999. Archeologia Medievale, 28, pp. 147-148.

Falzone, P., Mannoni, T., Pesce, G., Pittaluga, P., Ricci, R. and Vecchiattini, R., 2001. I palazzi di via Garibaldi. Arkos Speciale G8, 2 (1), pp. 50-61.

Cagnana, A., Ghidotti, P. and Pesce, G., 2001. Terza campagna di scavi nel sito incastellato di Monte Bardellone. Notiziario di Archeologia Medievale, 73, pp. 10-11.

Pesce, G., 1999. La "Casa delle Anime" ad Acqua di Lorsica in Val Fontanabuona (Ge). Analisi archeologica. Archeologia dell’Architettura, 4, pp. 181-193.

Benente, F., Parodi, V., Pesce, G., Garbarino, G. B. and Lassa, S., 1999. Progetto d'indagine dell'insediamento abbandonato di Pian dei Costi (Borzonasca - GE). Campagna d'indagine 1999. Notizie preliminari. Archeologia Postmedievale, 3, pp. 21-30.

Conference or Workshop Items

Pesce, G., Molinari, M., Grant, R., Parker, S. and Ball, R., 2016. Experimental and computational study of the dissolution mechanism of Portlandite nano-crystals. In: Euro AFM Forum, 2016-06-22 - 2016-06-24, Ecole de physique, University of Geneva.

Ball, R., Pesce, G., Molinari, M., Grant, R., Parker, S. and Fletcher, I., 2016. Atomistic Modelling for the Study of Dissolution and Carbonation of Lime. In: 36th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 2016-09-05 - 2016-10-06, Welsh Academy of Music and Drama, Cardiff University.

Pesce, G., Ball, R., Molinari, M., Grant, R. and Parker, S., 2016. Atomistic modelling for low-carbon cement and concrete technologies. In: International Workshop on Innovation in Low-carbon Cement & Concrete Technology, 2016-09-21 - 2016-09-24, University College.

Pesce, G. and Ball, R., 2015. Radiocarbon dating of lime mortars. In: 2015 Conference and Gathering of the Building Limes Forum, 2015-09-18 - 2015-09-19, Clare College.

Pesce, G., Ball, R., Grant, R., Yeandel, S. and Parker, S., 2015. Atomistic modelling for the construction industry. In: 35th Cement and Concrete Science Conference (CCSC35), 2015-08-26 - 2015-08-28, Scotland.

Archila Santos, H., Pesce, G., Ansell, M. and Ball, R., 2015. Limeboo: Lime as a Replacement for Cement in Wall-Framing Systems with Bamboo-Guadua (Bahareque Encementado). In: 16th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT 2015), 2015-08-10 - 2015-08-13.

Pesce, G., Ball, R., Grant, R., Yeandel, S., Parker, S. and Molinari, M., 2015. Experimental Investigation for the Development and Validation of Atomistic Models in Construction. In: 16th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT 2015), 2015-08-10 - 2015-08-13.

Pesce, G., Ball, R., Serrapede, M. and Denuault, G., 2014. In situ monitoring of pH changes in concrete and lime mortars. In: 34th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 2014-09-14 - 2014-10-17, University of Sheffield.

Pesce, G., Ball, R., Parker, S. and Grant, R., 2014. Lime Based Materials in Construction: Experimental investigations for the development and validation of atomic models. Manado: Civil Engineering Department Sam Ratulangi University, pp. 29-36.

Garbarino, G. B., Lassa, S., Delmonte, A. and Pesce, G. L., 2012. A proposito di insediamenti e castelli nella Langa tra le due Bormide. In: Garbarino, G. B. and Morresi, M., eds. Una chiesa bramantesca a Roccaverano. S. Maria Annunziata (1509-2009), 2009-05-28 - 2009-05-29. Acqui Terme, Italy: Impressioni Grafiche.

Vecchiattini, R. and Pesce, G. L. A., 2012. A study on the traditional production of lime: The role of oral surces. In: Carvais, R., Guilleme, A., Negre, V. and Sakarovitch, J., eds. 4th International Conference on Construction Industry: Nuts & Bolts of Construction History, 2012-07-02 - 2012-07-06. Paris: Picard.

Pesce, G. L., Ball, R. J., Bowen, C. R., Kurchania, R. and Bhalla, S., 2012. Monitoring hydration in lime - metakaolin composites. In: Ferreira, V. M., Dias, A. B., Afonso, A. S. and de Brito, J., eds. Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction (CINCOS'12), 2012-09-19 - 2012-09-21.

Pesce, G. L., Ball, R. J., Bowen, C. R., Kurchania, R. and Bhalla, S., 2012. Monitoring hydration in lime - metakaolin composites. In: Russell, M., ed. 32nd Cement & Concrete Science Conference, 2012-09-16 - 2012-09-17.

Fossati, S., Pesce, G. and Decri, A., 2011. Provenance study of wood found in archaeological and architectural objects. In: Turbanti-Memmi, I., ed. 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry, 2008-05-11 - 2008-05-15. Berlin: Springer, pp. 405-409.

Pesce, G. L. A. and Vecchiattini, R., 2011. Technical regulations: limitations or resource? The case of building limes. In: Martines, R. and Biscontin, G., eds. 27th International Conference on Science and Cultural Heritage, 2011-06-20 - 2011-06-23. Padua, Italy: Edizioni Arcadia Ricerche.

Pesce, G. L. A., 2010. Radiocarbon dating of lumps of not completely mixed lime contained in old constructions: The sampling problems. In: Valek, J., Groot, C. and Hughes, J. J., eds. 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars, 2010-09-21 - 2010-09-23. Prague: RILEM.

Pesce, G. L. A., Costa, S. and Bianconi, L., 2010. Software open source per l’analisi dei dati in archeologia. In: De Felice, G. and Sibilano, G., eds. ArcheoFOSS 2010 - Atti del V workshop nazionale Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica, 2010-05-06 - 2010-05-06. Foggia, Italy: Edipuglia.

Nesti, C. and Pesce, G., 2010. Sustainable tourism and cultural policies: Considerations based on the example of dry stone walls conservation in Cinque Terre National Park (Italy). In: 5th International Conference on Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation, 2007-07-06 - 2007-07-11. Petra, Jordan: Amman.

Pesce, G. L. A., 2010. Thermal activation of kaolinite used as hydraulic additive of old lime mixtures. In: Valek, J., Groot, C. and Hughes, J. J., eds. 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars, 2010-09-21 - 2010-09-23. Prague: RILEM.

Costa, S. and Pesce, G., 2009. Condivisione e diffusione dei dati nel settore dei Beni Culturali: Le potenzialità dell’integrazione tra standard, formati aperti e licenze libere. In: Cignoni, P., Palombini, A. and Pescarin, S., eds. Atti del IV workshop nazionale Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica, 2009-04-26 - 2009-04-27. Florence: All’Insegna del Giglio.

Nesti, C. and Pesce, G. L. A., 2009. Etichettatura delle calci e garanzia di qualità. In: 7th IGIIC National Conference - Lo Stato Dell’Arte 7, 2009-10-07 - 2009-10-09. Firenze: Nardini Editore.

Costa, S., Pesce, G. and Bianconi, L., 2009. Il progetto IOSA cinque anni dopo: cambiamenti di prospettiva e indirizzi per il futuro. In: Cignoni, P., Palombini, A. and Pescarin, S., eds. Atti del IV workshop nazionale Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica, 2009-04-26 - 2009-04-27. Florence: All’Insegna del Giglio.

Pesce, G. L. A., Cavaciocchi, P., Guastella, R. and Vecchiattini, R., 2009. La chiesa di S. Nicolò di Capodimonte (Camogli - GE): dal cantiere di diagnosi al progetto di restauro. In: 7th IGIIC National Conference - Lo Stato Dell’Arte 7, 2009-10-07 - 2009-10-09. Firenze: Nardini Editore.

Thesis

Pesce, G. L., 2014. Study of carbonation in novel lime based materials. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.

Pesce, G., 2006. Optimization of the thermal activation of kaolin used as hydraulic additive for air lime influence of partial pressure of water on the reactivity of metakaolin. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Genova.

Pesce, G., 1999. The archaeological analysis of the "Souls' House" located in Acqua di Lorsica (Fontanabuona Valley - Genoa). Thesis (Masters). University of Genova.

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