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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

Personal Body Armor

Completed
Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the long-term

Public Safety Communications Research

Ongoing
The primary objective of the Public Safety Communications Research program is to lead the development of wireless telecommunications and information technology

Safety and Security Technologies

Ongoing
The safety and security of citizens is enhanced when law enforcement and “criminal justice” agencies and the military use the appropriate and properly

Sensing and Imaging of concealed objects

Ongoing
Emergency response, law enforcement and military personnel must face threats and dangerous situations as part of their jobs. These threats can vary from knives

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

Vapor Sampling in the Field

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