Gulsu Simsek Franci
Senior Researcher Koc University Turkey Academic Research
My research career is inspired by the archaeometric studies of cultural heritage objects and archaeological materials in which I specialized since I started working my MA thesis in 2003. I started working on the characterization of metal threads embroidered in textiles, and continued with Ottoman tiles during my Ph.D. thesis. Afterward my postgraduate studies at Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago and at MONARIS in Paris followed by the non-destructive characterization of Böttger stoneware, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Qalhat ceramics. My research collaborations that are international in scope, continue to carry me to the top of the hill.