Dr. Satish Pandey is a conservationist with major interests in archaeological and heritage conservation sciences. His research focuses on understanding mechanisms of material decay (environmental, chemical and bio-geochemical processes), conservation of stone, wall paintings and architectural surfaces and the study of materials and technologies of fabrication/production of art and archaeological objects. At present he is Associate Professor of Art Conservation at the Institute.
Dr. Pandey obtained his M.Sc. and D.Phil. in Archaeological Science from the University of Oxford. He was awarded ‘Science and Heritage Programme Fellowship’ funded by the British Research Councils (AHRC & EPSRC) and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He has also been a US-ICOMOS visiting researcher at the National Centre for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), USA and an honorary Visiting Research Associate with the Rock Breakdown Laboratory at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.
He has been actively engaged in the field of art and cultural heritage conservation with various national and international organisations for more than 15 years. He is member of several national and international professional bodies and also serves as visiting faculty/technical advisor/consultant to many cultural heritage institutions/organisations.