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Forensic Chemistry Research Areas

Focus is on trace evidence, including glass, paint, soil, and fibers, drugs and alcohol, explosives, and arson evidence. Current research in the forensic chemistry lab includes developing methods for the detection of gunshot residue in tissue samples, investigating surface chemistries that affect fingerprint detection, and profiling illicit ecstasy tablets based on both organic and trace metal impurities present.

Rebecca Boyea: Received her BS in Chemistry from Christopher Newport University (2015) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemistry as well as an MS in Forensic Science.
Briana Capistran: Received her BA in Forensic Science from Saint Anselm College (2015) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemistry as well as an MS in Forensic Science.
Hannah Clause: Received her BS in Chemistry from Campbell University (2016) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemistry as well as an MS in Forensic Science.
Natasha Eklund: Received her BA in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Oberlin College (2016).
Amanda Setser: Received her BS in Chemistry from University of Mount Union (2014) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemistry as well as an MS in Forensic Science.
Emma Stuhmer: Received her BS in Biochemistry from Illinois College (2016).

 

 

 

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