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Jessica Coleman

Jessica’s research interests include optical microscopy analysis of microparticles, explosives and narcotics trace detection, biotechnology, and inkjet printing technology. As a forensic toxicologist, she focuses on the forensic aspects of explosives and narcotics detection which include microparticle analysis, trace residue collection efficiency, and optimal collection media. Current efforts include developing gelatin-based vapor calibration sources for vapor-based trace detectors.

Jessica Staymates


Research Chemist
Surface and Microanalysis Science
Analytical Microscopy Group

Employment History:

 Research Chemist at NIST since March 2005


University of Central Florida (2004) BS Molecular Biology and Microbiology

George Washington University (2006) Master of Forensic Science, Forensic Toxicology


Phone: 301-975-5436
Fax: 301-417-1321