Federica Pozzi is Director of the Scientific Laboratories at the Centro per la Conservazione ed il Restauro dei Beni Culturali “La Venaria Reale”, Turin, Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences in 2012 from the University of Milan, Italy, with a thesis on the development of innovative analytical methodologies for the identification of dyes of interest to art and archaeology. As part of her doctoral studies, Federica spent one year in the Department of Scientific Research of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, investigating the application of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to the detection of organic colorants in objects of archaeological, historical, and artistic significance. In 2012 she conducted post-doctoral research at the City College of the City University of New York and The Met to develop SERS methods and databases for the ultrasensitive characterization of dyes, inks, and other substances of artistic and forensic interest. From 2012 to 2014, Federica held an A.W. Mellon fellowship in conservation science at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she performed systematic scientific research on the museum’s collection of 19th-century French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. In that position, she also actively collaborated with Professor Van Duyne’s group at Northwestern University to develop non-destructive SERS methodologies. In 2014, Federica joined the Conservation Department of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, as the first scientist on staff, working on a wide range of modern and contemporary artworks and establishing a framework for scientific research where none existed before. In September 2016, she was appointed Associate Research Scientist at The Met, where for five years she has led the Network Initiative for Conservation Science (NICS), a pilot program aiming to share the museum’s resources, expertise, and state-of-the-art scientific research facilities with partner institutions in New York City. While having performed extensive research with Raman and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for the identification of pigments and dyes in artworks and ancient artifacts, Federica has a broad experience with numerous analytical techniques and cultural heritage materials.