Developing techniques to examine the evidence

In the Department of Forensic and Investigative Sciences, we’re doing some amazing research to advance forensic science. Pattern evidence, trace evidence, drugs, DNA, individualization of evidence, and bias are just a few of the areas where our research can help answer pressing questions.

$1,106,467research funding received in 2019

18 research publications in 2018–19

Forensic chemistry

Forensic chemistry is the application of chemical principals and instrumentation to evidence such as controlled substances, trace evidence (e.g., fibers, paint, glass), alcohol/drugs in bodily fluids, fire debris, explosives, and explosive devices.

Core faculty

Forensic biology

Forensic biology is the application of biological principals and instrumentation to evidence such as bodily fluids and other biological material.

Core faculty

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