2014 - Present: Research Chemist, NIST
Ph.D. - 2014 - Analytical Chemistry, University of Maryland College Park
M.S. - 2011 - Chemistry, University of Maryland College Park
B.S. - 2010 - Chemistry & Forensic Science, West Virginia University
Ed Sisco has been a research chemist in the Surface and Trace Chemical Analysis Group since 2014. His professional background is in the development of mass spectrometry systems and methods for forensic applications. Current research efforts focus on the development of novel ambient ionization mass spectrometry sources for forensic and homeland security applications, increasing the applicability of direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry (DART-MS) in the forensics community, and characterization of the chemistry of latent fingerprint residues. Additionally, Ed is responsible for quality assurance of inkjet printed test materials using traditional analytical tools such as GC/MS, HPLC, IC, and ICP-MS.