NIJ Webinar to Feature Research of Dr. Christopher Palenik

This Thursday, April 4th, 2019, The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, a program of the National Institute for Justice, will present a webinar entitled “Emerging research in forensic chemistry.”

The webinar will feature the research of four scientists currently working in the forensic chemistry discipline. Microtrace senior research microscopist Dr. Christopher Palenik will discuss the development of an objective approach for the characterization and interpretation of paint evidence by SEM/EDS. Other presentations will focus on trace detection of explosive compounds, gas chromatography, and Raman spectroscopy methods for analysis of bodily fluid traces.

For more information or to register for this webinar, please click here.

Emerging Forensic Research Webinar Series

The goal of this webinar series is to disseminate novel research that is being completed within the forensic community. This series will be the platform for forensic research dissemination and will include both active and completed research projects. Research is critical to the advancement of the practice of forensic science, as noted by the 2009 National Academies of Science report “Strengthening Forensic Sciences in the United States: A Path Forward”, and the 2016 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report “Forensic Science in Criminal Courts Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods.” This platform can be used to both learn of ongoing research and to disseminate your own.

Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) is committed to improving the practice and strengthening the impact of forensic science through rigorous technology corroboration, evaluation, and adoption; effective knowledge transfer and education; and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime.

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