Associate Research Scientist
With a background in humanities (BA, MA in History of Art, 2002; Diploma of Specialization in Protection and Valorisation of Historical & Artistic Heritage, 2005; Ph.D. in E-learning Development and Delivery, 2009; BA in Cultural Heritage, 2014), his research activity has been focused in the last decade on applying 3D modelling techniques in the field of humanities and cultural heritage.
Dante was a visiting scholar at The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (University of Virginia, USA, 2008) and a Research Fellow at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development ENEA (2009-2015).In 2012 he was selected to participate in the 28° Italian Research Expedition in Antarctica to perform Terrestrial Laser Scanning surveys in the Terranova Bay area. He received the "University and the City of Ravenna" award in 2015 and the "Innovative Digital Application Award" at the O2 Next Gen Digital Challenge in 2016 celebrated at the House of Lords in London.
From September 2015 until February 2017 he has been a Research Assistant at the STARC of the Cyprus Institute, with a major on the application of image-based and range-based techniques for archaeological and heritage documentation. From March 2017, he has been appointed as Marie Curie Fellow within the Digital Forensic Archaeology project at Staffordshire University. He continues to serve as Research Affiliate at the Cyprus Institute working on joint projects regarding 3D heritage documentation and scientific analysis. His research activities in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean Area are now mainly, but not only, focused on preservation and safeguarding of heritage at risk. In light of the latter, he has contributed in the development of the EpHEMERA database (http://ephemera.cyi.ac.cy).