Cotsen Alumnus Brett Kaufman Receives NSFC Grant

Brett Kaufman (PhD 2014), Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of the Classics, was awarded a major grant by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under their International Cooperation and Exchange Project. The award is for his project entitled "Remote Sensing Identification and Modern Health Risks of Ancient Metallurgical Pollution," which endeavors to develop a global applied archaeometallurgy protocol to identify and test undocumented historical and ancient metallurgical waste that might be affecting modern populations.  The grant will be administered via the University of Science and Technology Beijing, Institute for Cultural Heritage and History of Science & Technology where he maintains a visiting affiliation.