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Meg Abraham

Dr. Meg Abraham has BA degrees in History, Art History and Physics and a Masters in Archaeology from UCLA.  She received a Doctorate from the Materials Department at Oxford University after completing her research in the incorporation of laser ablation into a Proton Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE) system for 3-D spectral analysis of ancient metal objects and patinas.  She began using lasers for conservation in the 1980s when she had the honor to apprentice under Dr. J Asmus and Giancarlo Calcagno during the restoration of the Cathedral of Cremona.  She ran the Laser Conservation Research Lab at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has participated in field work using lasers to remove graffiti from Native American sacred rock sights.  Meg is a permanent member of the Scientific Committee for the LACONA lasers in Conservation conference.  Meg has over 75 publications and academic talks in the areas of Conservation Science, Archaeology, Metallurgy, Nano Technology, Laser Physics, Laser machining and Space Sciences.  Most recently Meg has had the honor of being the lead Scientist for the Contamination Control group responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the NASA Lunar Orbiter Spacecraft LADEE, whose four instruments included three spectrometers and a laser communications system.