Graduated in Biological Science.
Since 1975 up to 2012 he was employed as 1st Researcher of the
CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) at the Institute for the
Conservation and Value Enhancement of the Cultural Heritage in Florence
(ICVBC). Responsible of the structure “Image & Communication”. He has
been interim Director of the ICVBC from July
2007 to June 2008 and from July 2011 to November 2012 .
- In the
calls SMT (Call February 1998), in the City of Tomorrow EESD 3
(EVEV-CT-2001-4-90532), from 1999 for the INTAS proposals (id number: 1228).
- Expert in
project management of the CNR (prot
3121 - 27/10/2005).
- Peer review
for the proposal “Equipping of the Laboratory for science and technology in
art“ by Doc.dr.sc. Vladan Desnica at "The National Foundation for Science,
Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia” -
Brain Gain Homing Programme (02.04.)
the following publications:
- Journal of
- International Biodegradation and Biodeterioration
- Society for
- Journal of
Nano Research - Special Issue: Cultural Heritage Materials
- International Journal of Architectural Heritage
of EC funded projects:
- (Agreement 2003 - 1394/001-001 CLT CA12).
national and international standardisation bodies
the WG1 of the FA6 (Focus Area) “Cultural Heritage” in the network ECTP
(European Construction Technology Platform);
representative in the WG3 “Evaluation of methods and products for
conservation works” of the CEN TC346 committee.
Member of editorial board:
The Journal of Cultural Heritage, Elsevier Masson sas
The “International Journal of Conservation Science “,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Publishing House, Iaşi- Romania.
He is scientific responsible of the
joint research proposal for the bilateral exchange of researchers
between Italy and Slovenia 2011-2013, focused on the “Evaluation of
the possible use of antibioufouling formulates as preventive against
biodeterioration of monumental heritage". In partnership with the
University of Ljubljana - Biotehniška Fakulteta.
He has been named from the Minister
of Culture and Communication of the Republic of France, member of the «
Conseil scientifique de la grotte de Lascaux » for the period February
2010- January 2013.
He has been
the scientific responsible of the PhD Student Oana Cuzman for the research
on “Biofilms on exposed monumental stones: mechanism of formation and
development of new control methods” within the Marie Curie project
Episcon – “European Ph.D. in Science for Conservation” (Contract
He has been requested, by the Technische Universitat
Munchen, for a scientific expertise in the field of plant cover on some
sculptured sandstone grottos in the province of Sichuan, near Anyue
(China) in the frame of the “German – Chinese Cooperation project in the
Protection of Cultural Heritage (28/10/09 - 11/11/09).
scientific responsible of a bilateral project with the INRA of CSIC (Spain)
focused on the “Technology and biotechnology for the conservation of
hypogean cultural heritage”.
keynote and Invited Speaker
He has been invited from the
National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo as key note
speaker at the "36th International Symposium on the Conservation and
Restoration of Cultural Property: "Microbial Biodeterioration of Cultural
Property: Recent topics on the Investigation of and Countermeasures for
Biodeterioration of Outdoor/Indoor Properties and Disaster-affected
Objects". Hold on December 5 to 7, 2012, in Tokyo (Japan)
He has been
invited from the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage for participate, as
experts and professionals engaged in cultural heritage conservation and
restoration, to the international seminar for the World Cultural Heritage
site "The Dazu Rock Carvings" in Chongqing (28/10/2009).
During his activity has
published as author or co-author 159 scientific papers published in National
and International Journals, chapters of books, proceeding of national and
Silvia Rescic , Piero Tiano , Fabio Fratini & Rachele
Manganelli Del Fà (2013): The micro-sandblasting technique as a new tool
for the evaluation of the state of conservation of natural stone and
mortar surfaces, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering,
17:2, 113-127 (DOI 10.1080/19648189.2012.751227).
Marvasi M., Donnarumma F., Frandi A., Mastromei G.,
Sterflinger K., Tiano P., Perito B. - Black microcolonial fungi as
deteriogens of two famous marble statues in Florence, Italy, International
Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 68 (2012 ), 36-44.
Miloš Drdácký, Jaroslav Lesák, Silvia Rescic, Zuzana
Slížková, Piero Tiano, Jaroslav Valach. “Standardization of peeling tests
for assessing the cohesion and consolidation characteristics of historic
stone surfaces” Materials and Structures: Volume 45, Issue 4 (2012),
505-520 (DOI: 10.1617/s11527-011-9778-x).
O. A. Cuzman, C. Faraloni, T. Turchetti, M.Camaiti and
P. Tiano "Influence of some natural compounds on freshwater
microfoulants" in Book "Science and Technology against Microbial
Pathogens. Research, Development and Evaluation" Antonio Mendez-Vilas
Ed., World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2011, 104-108 - ISBN-13:
Oana-Adriana Cuzman., Mara Camaiti Barbara Sacchi,
Piero Tiano "Natural Antibiofouling Agents as New Control Method for
Phototrophic Biofilms Dwelling on Monumental Stone Surfaces "
International Journal of Conservation Science, Vol. 2, Issue 1,
January-March 2011: 3-16.
O.A. Cuzman, S. Ventura, C. Sili, C. Mascalchi, T.
Turchetti, L. D’Acqui, P. Tiano “Biodiversity of phototrophic biofilms
dwelling on monumental fountains”, Microb Ecol (2010) 60:81–95 DOI
S. Rescic, F. Fratini & P. Tiano “On-site evaluation of
the ‘mechanical’ properties of Maastricht limestone and their relationship
with the physical characteristics”. Geological Society Special
Publications (SP331, March 2010) - Limestone in the Built Environment:
Present-Day Challenges for the Preservation of the Past. Chapter 18 – pp
H. Mikiko, I. Sandu, P. Tiano, N. Macchioni “The effect
of preservative interventions on the chemical-physical and structural
characteristics of panel painting. Editura Universităţii "Al.I. Cuza,
Iaşi, 2009 - ISBN 978-973-703-498-4.
P. Tiano, F. Salvo, F. Ceccaroni “ The
Microphotogrammetry as a Portable Diagnostic Tool for Monumental Surface
Monitoring” in the Proceedings of the DGaO/SIOF Joint Meeting, (Brescia
2-5 June 2009). Published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte
L’. Kubičár, V. Vretenár, V. Boháč and P. Tiano
“Thermophysical Analysis of Sandstone by Pulse Transient Method” Int. J.
of Thermophysics, Volume 27, Number 1/ January, 2006, 220-234.
P. Tiano, E. Cantisani, I. Sutherland, J.M. Paget
"Biomediated Reinforcement of Weathered Calcareous Stones". Journal of
Cultural Heritage 7, 2006. 49-55.
F. Fratini, S. Rescic, P. Tiano, A new portable system
for determining the state of conservation of monumental stones. Materials
and Structures 39, n 2 , March 2006, 125-132.