Engineer & Art Historian
Maurizio Seracini is a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging to examine works of art. Using diagnostic and analytical technologies, he has studied over 2,500 works of art and historic buildings, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, Caravaggio. In 2008, Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage named Seracini to lead the scientific search for a long lost mural by Leonardo. Not seen in 450 years, Seracini may soon reveal the mystery of “The Battle of Anghiari.”
In 1977, Seracini established Editech, a Florence-based company that was the first to provide art and architectural diagnostic services. He is the Director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) at the University of California, San Diego, where he is also an Adjunct Professor in the Structural Engineering department. Seracini is a National Geographic Fellow. He graduated from UC San Diego in 1973 with a degree in bioengineering, and holds the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Padua.