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Projects/Programs

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Fingerprint Chemistry

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

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

The Surface and Trace Chemical Analysis Group conducts research across various forensic science disciplines. The overall goal is to address measurement science

Glass Analysis

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

Ion Mobility Spectrometry

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

Toxicology

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

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

Vapor Sampling in the Field

We develop and deploy portable vapor sampling instruments to collect detailed chemical information in the field, in sampling situations where the laboratory is