Céline Daher received her PhD in analytical chemistry from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris, France in 2012. She has specialized in the use of vibrational spectroscopies (and other complementary techniques) to analyze different kinds of works of art: from musical instrument varnishes and painted and varnished furniture to polyurethane foam sculptures during different post-doctoral fellowships in Paris. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago working in the Conservation Department. She is currently studying historical photographic materials, specifically those used for calotypes.

See also: Lecture 019.001