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Projects/Programs

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Fingerprint Chemistry

Ongoing
The goal of this focus area is to leverage the wealth of chemical information present in fingerprint deposits for novel forensic applications. This includes

Fire Debris and Explosives

Ongoing
The goal of this focus area is to enhance the measurement science capabilities and address measurement science challenges present in the analysis of fire debris

FORENSICS

Ongoing
The NIST Forensic Chemistry Measurement Program aims to both develop and facilitate the implementation of scientifically valid, robust measurement tools for the

Glass Analysis

Ongoing
The goal of this focus area is to improve the field of glass evidence analysis by developing new matrix-matched glass standards and by evaluating more objective

Illicit Narcotics Detection

Ongoing
NIST is measuring the trace chemical signatures and quantities of trace residues and background levels that contaminate surfaces associated with the concealment

Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Ongoing
Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is widely used for national security and law enforcement, placed at key transportation checkpoints such as airports and border

Measurement Standards

Ongoing
The use of standards is considered a critical component in the assurance of analytical quality, allowing reliable measures of detection limits, accuracy, and

Microplastic and Nanoplastic Metrology

Ongoing
The mission of the Micro and Nanoplastic (MNP) Metrology Project is to assist regulators in assessing the human health and environmental risks associated with

Nature of the Threat

Ongoing
We use a variety of measurement tools to gain a full understanding of current drug and explosive threats. Particle size, chemical composition, morphology

Standards

Ongoing
For further descriptions, please see Measurement and Sampling Standards

Toxicology

Ongoing
Toxicology represents the newest focus area for our group. The goal of this work is to compliment traditional toxicological research with development of

Trace Contraband Detection

Ongoing
Screening of people and their belongings including luggage, vehicles, and packages for the presence of trace residues of explosives and narcotics (trace