A South African researcher is currently hosted at IPANEMA. The work of
Dr. Kaitano Dzinavatonga Department of Northwest University Physics (Mafikeng Campus) focuses on spectroscopic analysis of heritage and archaeological artefacts.
He is currently studying historic documents through microscopy in polarized light, FTIR, XRF, and Mössbauer and Raman spectroscopy. He is visiting IPANEMA on a collaborative project on the characterization of historic documents from the National Library of South Africa and of Timbuktu.