The DP3 Team

Principal Investigators

Daniel BurgeDaniel Burge, senior research scientist, is the project’s principal investigator. He is responsible for overall management of the project, the DP3 Project website and newsletter, and all project reporting. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Imaging and Photographic Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1991 and has been a full-time member of the IPI staff since 1990. Before initiating the DP3 project, his primary focus of research at IPI was investigating the chemical and physical interactions between imaging media and storage and display materials, including the development and improvement of standardized testing methods. He is also a member of the joint ISO-ANSI committee responsible for the physical properties and permanence of imaging materials.
Email: dmbpph@rit.edu
 

James Reilly, DirectorJames M. Reilly, founder and former director of IPI, is a technical and managerial advisor to the project helping make decisions regarding improvements to the project’s execution as it progresses and aiding in translating the experimental data and the project’s conclusions into practical solutions on how to care for these materials in actual collections. His extensive experience as the principal investigator on major research grants, and his vast knowledge of cultural heritage materials, experimental work, and collection care practices will be of great benefit to the project assuring it meets its goals and is of the highest value to those in the field charged with caring for scholarly collections. Email: jmrpph@rit.edu

 

 

Scientific Staff

Jean-Louis BigourdanJean-Louis Bigourdan, senior research scientist, is a technical advisor and provides test equipment support for the thermal stability and atmospheric pollution studies. He received his diploma in Art Conservation from the Institut Français du Restauration des Oeuvres d'Art in Paris. His work at IPI has focused on the effects of enclosures and microenvironments on photographic film stability and on the effects of cycling conditions on library and archives materials. He designs and conducts collection surveys and consults on the implementation of cold storage. He publishes and lectures extensively on the topic of photograph preservation.
Email: jxbpph@rit.edu

 

 

Douglas NishimuraDouglas W. Nishimura, senior research scientist, performs the data analysis for most of the DP3 Project’s experimental work. He also participates in the development of methodologies for the identification of the various digital print types.He received his degree in Chemistry from McMaster University in Canada. Before joining IPI as a research scientist, he did stability research at the National Archives of Canada. He is well known as a teacher, lecturer, and consultant on image preservation.
Email: dwnpph@rit.edu
 

 

 

Andrea VenosaAndrea Venosa, research scientist, is studying the light stability of the various digital print types and methods to mitigate light induced damage for these materials when on display. She also participates in the development of methodologies for the identification of digital print processes. She received her degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2000. Before joining IPI, she conducted scientific research and technical work at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her other work at IPI involves light-fastness testing of digital hardcopy and photographic materials for imaging manufacturers as well as performingthe photographic activity, pH, and alkaline reserve tests on photograph storage and display materials.
Email: ajvpph@rit.edu

 

 

Project Support Staff

Lauren ParishLauren Parish, web and publications manager, is responsible for designing and building the DP3 Project website. She received her degree in New Media Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006. She joined IPI to work on new design initiatives for research project websites, web-based software, and the IPI website redesign. Through her career, she has been exposed to many areas of web design and marketing.
Email: lmppph@rit.edu

 

 

 

Lisa CerraLisa Cerra, business manager, is responsible for all business needs of the DP3 project. She received her degree in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. She manages project finances, ensures compliance with sponsor and institute guidelines, and serves as liaison to RIT’s Accounting and Sponsored Research Departments.
Email: lmcpay@rit.edu

 

 

 

Alex BlissAlex Bliss, Software Architect, received his degree in Computer Science from SUNY Oswego in 2006. He works to improve and maintain the DP3 Project website and servers. He also programs our web-based applications such as the Digital Print Identification Tool. During his career, Alex has worked with many software applications from a professional perspective. His interests include basketball, cooking, and reading.
Email: ambpph@rit.edu

 

 

 


Research Fellows, Visiting Scholars, Interns, Former Staff and Student Employees

In addition to IPI regular staff, various research fellows, interns, former staff and student employees assist or have assisted in the execution of these projects. They include the following:

  • Ivey Barker (current) – Masters candidate in Photographic Preservation and Collection Management at the University of Rochester
  • Meghan Connor (current) – undergraduate in Imaging and Photographic Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Jana Maravi (current) – undergraduate in Biomedical Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Jennifer Burger – Masters candidate in Photographic Preservation and Collection Management at the University of Rochester
  • Nicole Leclair – undergraduate in Visual Media at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Daniela Solera – undergraduate in Imaging and Photographic Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Jordan Briscoe – undergraduate in Biomedical Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Lauren Held – undergraduate in Biomedical Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Gene Salesin – former IPI staff member
  • Andrew Lerwill – former IPI staff member
  • Peter Adelstein – former IPI staff member
  • Nino Gordeladze – former IPI staff member
  • Joe LaBarca – visiting scholar at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Gwen Hall – undergraduate in Fine Art Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Caroline LeFevre – Andrew W. Mellon Internship in Research and Practice in Photographic Preservation and Conservation
  • Zach Long – undergraduate in Fine Art Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kornelia Anckarman – Master of Arts candidate at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark)
  • Jessica Scott - undergraduate in Imaging and Photographic Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Mirasol Estrada – Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film