Dr. Jerzy J. Kunicki-Goldfinger, who took a materials science approach to his subject, intended to publish a book based on his research. It was to offer “a comprehensive introduction to the technological and compositional development of vessel glass in central Europe…It will outline the basic types of glass composition, their historical development, and [their] geographical distribution. Until now, there has been no comprehensive study, written from the material scientist’s point of view, covering glass originating from this period and area.”
Kunicki-Goldfinger received his Ph.D. in conservation from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. From 1999 to 2007, he was head of research on historical glass at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw. He has been studying historical glass at Cardiff University since 2008.