Prof. JoAnn Cassar

Prof. JoAnn Cassar

Prof. JoAnn Cassar



Room 207
Built Environment Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2866
  • Conservation education
  • Conservation science
  • Composition and properties of stone
  • Deterioration of building materials
  • Conservation of building materials
  • Conservation of archaeological sites

Cassar J., Cefai S., Grima R., Stroud K. 2018, "Sheltering archaeological sites in Malta: lessons learnt", Herit Sci (2018) 6: 36, vol. 6, no. 36.

Cassar J and Standing J R 2017, "Geomaterials: aggregates, building stone and earthworks: papers from 50 years of QJEGH", Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, vol. Thematic set: QJEGH 50th Anniversary Review Paper, no. Online first, pp.

Dreyfuss T., and Cassar J. 2017, "Onsite testing of Ammonium Oxalate Treatment Applied to Historical Salt-Infested Limestone", Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, New York, vol. Volume 11, Number 2, pp. 175-183.

Zammit, G. & Cassar, J. 2017, "Investigating possible correlations between the porosimetry and insoluble residue content of Malta’s Lower Globigerina Limestone", Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. 59.

Becherini, F., Cassar, J., Galea, M. & Bernardi, A. 2016, "Evaluation of the Shelters over the Prehistoric Megalithic Temples of Malta: Environmental Considerations", Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 75, no. 14.

Cassar J., Torpiano A., Zammit G., Micallef A.. 2016, "Proposal for the nomination of Lower Globigerina Limestone of the Maltese Islands as a “Global Heritage Stone Resource”", Episodes Vol. 40, No. 3 DOI: 10.18814/epiiugs/2017/v40i3/017025, , pp. 221 - 231.

Cassar, J. 2016, "Climate Change and Archaeological Sites: Adaptation Strategies" in Cultural Heritge  From Pollution to Climate Change, eds. R.-. Lefèvre & C. Sabbioni, 1st edn, Edipuglia, Italy, pp. 119.

Cassar, J. 2016, "The Historic and Archaeological Heritage: Pollution and Non-Urban Sites" in Urban Pollution and Changes to Materials and Building Surfaces, ed. P. Brimblecombe, 2nd. edn, World Scientific, , pp. 255.

Cassar, J. 2015, "The Historic and Archaeological Heritage: Pollution and Non-Urban Sites" in Urban Pollution and Changes to Materials and Building Surfaces, ed. Brimblecombe. P., 2nd ed. edn, Imperial College Press, U.K., pp. 255-290.

Weyer, A., Roig Picazo, P., Pop, D., Cassar, J., Özköse, A., Vallet J-M., and Srša, I, (ed) 2015, EwaGlos - European Illustrated Glossary of Conservation Terms for Wall Paintings and Architectural Surfaces, 1st ed. edn, Michael Imhof Verlag, Germany.

Cassar J., Grima, R. (Eds) 2014, Approaches to Industrial Heritage. What works, The Farsons Foundation. University of Malta, Malta.

Cassar, J., Winter, M.G., Marker, B.R., Walton, N.R.G., Entwisle, D.C. & Bromhead, E. N. and Smith, J. W. N. (eds) (eds) 2014, SP391 Stone in Historic Buildings: Characterization and Performance, Geological Society, London.

Diana, G., Cassar, J. & Zammit, G. 2014, "Physical Characteristics of Globigerina Limestone using Ultrasonic and Thermographic Methods", Quarterly journal of engineering geology and hydrogeology, .

Sammut, S., Cassar, J., Marrocchi, A., Russo, C., Sommei, L. & Santarelli, M.L. 2014, "Investigating a Method to Limit Damage in Globigerina Limestone, a soft porous stone widely used in historic buildings", SWBSS 2014 3rd International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone SculpturesKIK-IRPA, Belgium, , October 2014.

Cassar, J., Cefai, S., Galea, M., Grima, R., Stroud, K. & Torpiano, A. 2013, "Preserving the Megalithic Temples of Malta - the interdisciplinary approach", Built Heritage 2013 Monitoring Conservation Management, ed. Toniolo L. et al, Politecnico di Milano, , 18-20 November 2013, pp. 147.

Cassar, J., Winter, M.G., Marker, B.R., Bromhead, E.N., Smith, J.W.N., Toll, D.G., Walton, N.R.G., Entwisle, D.C. & and Dijkstra, T.A. "Introduction to the Stone Cycle and the Conservation of Historic Buildings", Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, November 2013, v. 46, p. 363-366, First published on November 7, 2013, .

Dreyfuss, T. & Cassar, J. 2013, "Ammonium oxalate treatment application in the presence of soluble salts: laboratory results on soft limestone", , eds. L. Toniolo & et al, Politecnico di Milano, , 18-20 November 2013, pp. 1271.

Cassar, J., Galea, M., Grima, R., Stroud, K. & Torpiano, A. 2011, "Shelters over the Megalithic Temples of Malta: debate, design and implementation", Environmental Earth Sciences Special Issue DOI: 10.1007/s12665-010-0735-8.i, .

Smith, B., Gomez-Heras, M., Viles, H. & Cassar, J.(. (eds) 2010, Limestone in the Built Environment: Present-day Challenges for the Preservation of the Past-Special Publication 331, Geological Society, London.

Cassar, J., Marrocchi, A., Santarelli, M. & Muscat, M. 2008, "Controlling crystallization damage by the use of salt inhibitors on Malta's limestone", Materiales de ConstrucctiÓn, vol. 58, no. 289-290, pp. 281-293.

Vergès-Belmin, V., Anson Cartwright, T., Cassar, J., Charola, E., De Witte, E., Delgado-Rodriguez, J., Fassina, V., Fitzner, B., Fortier, L., Franzen, C., Garcia de Miguel, J., Klingspor-Rotstein, M., Krumbein, W., Lefèvre, R., Maxwell, I., Nishiura, T., Queisser, A., Pallot-Frossard, I., Snethlage, R., Tourneur, F., Vallet, J., Van Hees, R., Varti-Matarangas, M., Warscheid, T. & Winterhalter, K. 2004, ICOMOS ISCS illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns, ICOMOS. Paris.

  • ARC3021 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Archaeology
  • BLH3421 - Traditional Building Materials
  • BLH4012 - Traditional Materials and Technologies
  • BLH5311 - Heritage Building Materials and Technology
  • BLH5331 - Deterioration and Conservation
  • HPN2001 - Health, Safety and Hygiene Throughout the Lifecycle
  • LAS1012 - Preserving our Treasures