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Graduation from John Adams High School, IN, USA; a degree in chemistry at the University of Ljubljana, with the thesis prepared at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Received a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1998 from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
In 1990 employed by the Conservation department of the National and University Library. Head of the Conservation and Preservation dpt. between 1992-2005. Since 2005 employed as the head of the Laboratory for Cultural Heritage. Director of | MORANA RTD since 2004.
Editor of an open access journal e-Preservation Science, a member of the editorial boards of the journals Restauratorand Kvarkadabra. Co-ordinator of the seventh framework project CHRESP, sixth framework project PaperTreat, fifth framework project InkCor and a partner in numerous international projects (fp6, fp5, Eureka, Cost and Culture 2000). Co-ordinator of the ICOM-CC group on Graphic documents.
Co-editor of 2 books: Ageing and Stabilisation of Paper and Iron Gall Inks : On Manufacture, Characterisation, Degradation and Stabilisation. Has published 48 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 13 chapters in books.
Visiting professor at EVTEK University of applied sciences, Helsinki, Finland (Non- and Micro-destructive analysis of cultural heritage (2007, postgraduate course for students of conservation).