Dennis Braekmans is Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis in the Department of Archaeological Sciences, Faculty of Archaeology.
Monday - Friday
Dennis Braekmans is Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis in the Department of Archaeological Sciences, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.
His research interests focus on answering archaeological and historical questions related to the technology and provenance of ancient materials. Methodologically, approaches from archaeology, materials science, forensic sciences and geology are integrated to advance our knowledge on pre-industrial (pyro)technologies. A key activity is studying the relation between material properties and their composition.
Dennis is active in several research and field projects through various national and international collaborations researching various inorganic materials ranging from the Neolithic to the 19th century.
Dennis serves as course coordinator and lecturer on various courses focused on Materials Science, Material Culture and Technology across both Bachelor and Master programmes at the Faculty of Archaeology.
Dennis completed a PhD in Archaeology and was subsequently a post-doctoral researcher at the Geology department of KU Leuven (Belgium). Prior to joining Leiden University, Dennis held faculty positions at the Cranfield Forensic Institute of Cranfield University (UK), the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University (The Netherlands) and the Materials Science and Engineering department at TU Delft (The Netherlands).
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