Jan-Michael Cayme

Jan-Michael C. Cayme is currently completing his PhD studies in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Tartu in Estonia. His PhD research project involves investigating the mechanism on how the organic components in ancient food stuffs are retained on the inorganic archaeological ceramics. He does these by combining different analytical techniques to study the material composition and interaction of both the inorganic and organic components, and knowledge on the archaeological provenance of the ceramic samples. Prior to his PhD studies, Jan is a former faculty member of the Chemistry Department at the De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines where he taught basic chemistry and advance analytical chemistry. Outside the laboratory, he enjoys nature, photography, and architecture of historical structures.


  1. Vahur, S.; Kiudorv, L.; Somelar, P.; Cayme, J. M.; Oras, E.; Leito, I. (2022). Quantitative Mineralogical Analysis of Clay-Containing Materials Using ATR-FT-IR-PLS Method. 5th International InArt 2022 Conference, Paris, France, 28 June to 1 July 2022.
  2. Cayme, J. M.; Vahur, S.; Leito, I.; Oras, E. (2022). Keeping organic compounds in ancient pottery: A preliminary investigation on the effect of clay matrix. Archaeology Spring Days 2022, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, 2-3 June 2022.