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Ruthmara Corzo (Fed)

Research Chemist

Ruthie, a Miami, Florida native, received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctorate in Chemistry from Florida International University (FIU). She joined the Materials Measurement Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) soon after completing her Ph.D. in 2018. She is an affiliate of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Materials/Trace Subcommittee, which focuses on the advancement of forensic trace evidence documentary standards. Her current research efforts involve the development of new glass standard reference materials for the forensic and geological community and the improvement of evidence interpretation for the analysis of glass using X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.

Publications

An Interlaboratory Study Evaluating the Interpretation of Forensic Glass Evidence Using Refractive Index Measurements and Elemental Composition

Author(s)
Ruthmara Corzo, Tricia Hoffman, Troy Ernst, Tatiana Trejos, Ted Berman, Sally Coulson, Peter Weis, Aleksandra Stryjnik, Hendrick Dorn, Edward Chip Pollock, Michael Scott Workman, Patrick Jones, Brendan Nytes, Thomas Scholz, Huifang Xie, Katherine Igowsky, Randall Nelson, Kris Gates, Jhanis Gonzalez, Lisa-Mareen Voss, Jose Almirall
Seventeen laboratories participated in three interlaboratory exercises to assess the performance of refractive index, micro X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Created December 10, 2018, Updated August 24, 2020