The Forensic Science Research Group develops new methods and techniques to assist in solving crime scene and casework related problems.
The group works very closely on projects with forensic laboratories, police crime scene personnel and associated instrument/equipment suppliers, both in the UK and overseas.
Main research areas are:
Drug Analysis Ignitable Liquid and Fuel Analysis Explosives Analysis DNA fingerprinting Fingerprinting science Dye and pigment analysis Forensic anthropology Spectroscopic techniques (including Raman) and separation science Surface analysis Mechanical properties of biological materials. Recent research projects include:
Chemical analysis of fingerprints Analysis of legal highs and GHB Analysis of fuel markers and detection of fuel adulteration Development of sensors for forensic applications Microcrystalline testing for drugs Analysis of smoke for fire investigation Enhancement of DNA at crime scenes Development of colloids and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) DNA analysis in forensic and archaeological contexts Molecular typing of skin micro-organisms in forensic identification Forensic Analysis of the mechanical properties of biological materials.
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BSc or Masters degree or equivalent professional experience