Stephan Kröner is a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2005). He completed his undergraduate degree at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) in 1998 and moved to the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), where he obtained his degree in geology (2000). During his diploma and doctorate, he specialised in the field of structural geology, geochronology and isotope geology in order to understand mountain building processes in the Alps and the Damara Orogen (Namibia). 2007 was a turning point in his research career when he entered the Institute for Cultural Heritage Conservation (IRP) (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain) and was responsible for the characterisation of inorganic materials (stones, ceramics, pigments, mortars, etc.). He specialised in conservation and preservation strategies of Cultural Heritage. He has published 22 papers in national and international journals, 27 in congresses, is co-author of a reference book (English), wrote 9 chapters in international books, is the principal author of a textbook (Spanish) and is since 2012 a regular reviewer of the journal Powder Technology (Elsevier).