Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

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Emerging Research in Forensic Chemistry

Emerging Research in Forensic Chemistry

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This webinar originally occurred on April 4th, 2019
Duration: 1.5 hours

Forensic science research and development plays a key role in the advancement of the practice of forensic science, as noted by the 2009 National Academies of Science report “Strengthening Forensic Sciences in the United States: A Path Forward.”

In this installment of the Emerging Research series, four researchers will present their current research in the forensic chemistry discipline. Dr. Frederique Deiss will present on electrochemical paper-based sensors for the trace detection of explosive compounds at a crime scene. Next, we will have Dr. John Goodpaster presenting on Coupling Gas Chromatography (GC) and Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) spectroscopy for forensic applications. We will also have Dr. Igor Lednev present his research on the Raman spectroscopy methods for analyzing body fluid traces, and our final presenter will be Dr. Christopher Palenik discuss the development of an objective approach for the characterization and interpretation of paint evidence by SEM/EDS.

Detailed Learning Objectives:
1.) An overview of four NIJ-supported emerging research projects in the forensic chemistry discipline and their progress
2.) Potential impact of these research projects to the forensic community
3.) Discussion of next steps and transition of this research into the forensic community

Presenters:
Dr. Frederique Deiss | Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr. John Goodpaster | Associate Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr. Igor Lednev | Professor, University of Albany
Dr. Christopher Palenik | Research Microscopist at Microtrace

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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

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