Liselore Tissen: new ‘Face of Science’

News - 09 March 2021 - Webredactie 3mE

Today, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) announced the twelve new ‘Faces of Science’. It’s a platform that puts young PhD students from different disciplines in the spotlight. By means of blogs, videos and articles, it shows young people in particular what it’s like to be a scientist. Liselore Tissen, PhD student at the department of Materials Science and Engineering and part-time at Leiden University, is one of the 12 new faces. In the near future, Liselore will give us a glimpse of her life as a researcher.

Liselore Tissen (27), technical art history/materials science/modern contemporary art, Leiden University/ Delft University of Technology

Thanks to 3D printers, we can make an infinite number of exact reproductions of any painting, including brush strokes, colour and gloss. Technical art historian Liselore Tissen studies the significance of 3D printing for our perception of original works of art and how the technology contributes to technical art historical research and the conservation and presentation of paintings.

Faces of Science is project developed by KNAW, The Young Academy and NEMO Kennislink. The project is funded by the Lira Foundation. Dozens of PhD students blog on about their lives as scientists. The blogs are meant for anyone interested in science. And they can help students and pupils in the fifth and sixth years of secondary education who have to choose what to study to get a realistic picture of what it’s like to work in the field of science.