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Forensic Trace Evidence Analysis and Standards

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.B7650 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Gillen, Greg j.gillen@nist.gov 301.975.2190
Steel, Eric B. eric.steel@nist.gov 301.975.3902

Description

Microscopic, spatially resolved composition (e.g. elemental, isotopic, molecular, and crystallographic), morphology, color, and other characteristics of potential evidentiary materials are analyzed quantitatively. Methods and reference materials are developed and tested to understand the reliability and uncertainty of the methods and interpretation of measurement results. Example application areas include analysis of explosives, drugs of abuse (controlled substances), glass, gunshot residue, coatings, single particles, particle populations ,and questioned document components.

 

Keywords:
Forensic; Microscopy; Microanalysis; Trace evidence; Explosives; Controlled substance; Particles; Fibers;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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