American Academy of Forensic Sciences Conference 2020

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is holding their 72nd Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California from February 17 to 22, 2020. On Saturday, Microtrace Senior Research Microscopist Chris Palenik will present “A Survey of Elements Detected in Automotive Paint Layers by Scanning Electron Microscope/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (SEM/EDS).” This paper was co-authored by Microtrace scientists Ethan Groves and Skip Palenik, as well as, former Microtrace interns Lina Michely and Yu Chen Lim.

On Thursday, Former Microtrace intern Andra Lewis gave a poster presentation on “A Characterization of Nylanthrene Dyes in the Differentiation of Macroscopically Similar Black Fibers Using Light Microscopy and Visible Microspectrophotometry (MSP).” This paper was co-authored by Chris Palenik and Skip Palenik.

The abstract for Dr. Palenik’s oral presentation can be found here.

A Survey of Elements Detected in Automotive Paint Layers by Scanning Electron
Microscope/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (SEM/EDS)
Christopher S. Palenik, PhD*; Ethan Groves, BS; Lina Michely, PhD; Yu Chen Lim, MS;
Skip Palenik, BS

The abstract for Ms. Lewis’s poster presentation can be found here.

A Characterization of Nylanthrene Dyes in the Differentiation of Macroscopically
Similar Black Fibers Using Light Microscopy and Visible Microspectrophotometry (MSP)
Andra Lewis, MS*; Christopher S. Palenik, PhD; Skip Palenik, BS; Patrick Buzzini, PhD

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.

Each February, the AAFS scientific meeting gathers together approximately 5,000 world-renowned professionals to present the most current information, research, and updates in their fields. More than 900 scientific papers, seminars, workshops, and other special sessions are presented. In addition, approximately 150 exhibitors showcase the cutting-edge technology and services of this ever-changing profession.

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