Contact Dr Dennis Braekmans

Background

Dennis joined the Cranfield Forensic Institute in 2017. He completed a PhD in Archaeology in 2011 at KU Leuven (Belgium) followed by a post-doc position at the Centre for Archaeological Sciences (KU Leuven, BE). Since 2012, he was assistant professor at the department of Materials Science and Engineering, Delft University of Technology (NL), and the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL).


Current activities

Dennis is a senior lecturer at the Cranfield Forensic Institute and teaches on analytical techniques for materials characterization, especially in the framework of art and archaeological objects (Fakes and Forgeries module). Research activities concentrate on the characterization of ancient and historical materials using mineralogical and chemical analytical techniques. The focus of research is aimed at provenance analysis of ancient ceramics and the development of ceramic technology through time. 
Dennis has participated in various archaeological fieldwork projects in Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy, Tunisia, Turkey and Oman.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Books

  • Braekmans D (2017) (De)colouring ancient Nineveh using portable XRF equipment. In: Nineveh, the great city: symbol of beauty and power, Sidestone Press, p. 160-166.
  • Braekmans D & Degryse P (2016) Petrography: Optical Microscopy. In: The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 233-265.
  • Degryse P & Braekmans D (2013) Elemental and Isotopic Analysis of Ancient Ceramics and Glass. In: Treatise on Geochemistry, Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. 191-207, ed. 2nd.