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Emerging Forensic Research Series: Forensic Chemistry (Webinar)

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The Emerging Webinar Series provides a platform for researchers to present their novel NIJ-supported research to the forensic community. While this research presented may be ongoing, this series presents a unique opportunity for researchers to connect and discuss the impact of their research, early research outcomes, challenges, and technology transition pathways. During this webinar, each presenter will provide a brief overview of their research topic and address questions from attendees during a Q&A session.

In this installment of the Emerging Research series, four researchers will present their current research in the forensic chemistry discipline.

Dr. Frederique Deiss will present on electrochemical paper-based sensors for the trace detection of explosive compounds at a crime scene.

Next, Dr. John Goodpaster will present on Coupling Gas Chromatography (GC) and Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) spectroscopy for forensic applications.

Dr. Igor Lednev will present his research on the Raman spectroscopy methods for analyzing body fluid traces.

The final presenter will be Dr. Christopher Palenik, who will discuss the development of an objective approach for the characterization and interpretation of paint evidence by SEM/EDS.

Detailed Learning Objectives:

1) An overview of three NIJ-supported emerging research projects in the forensic chemistry discipline and their progress
2) Potential impact of these research projects to the forensic community
3) Discussion of next steps and transition of this research into the forensic community.

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

Date Created: February 3, 2021