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Characterization of Materials by Elemental Analysis; µXRF, LA-ICP-MS and LIBS Method Performance, Use of Match Criteria and Significance of Association
José R. Almirall, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, International Forensic Research Institute, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Is That Hair From the Laundry?
Tami Atwell, Forensic Scientist, Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency, Indianapolis, IN

Forensic Analysis of Glass Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
Erica M. Cahoon, Graduate Student, Chemistry Department, International Forensic Research Institute, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Forensic Analysis of Textile Fiber Dyes by Diffuse Reflection and Reflection-Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy
Mary W. Carrabba, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

The Identification of Metal Transfer from Bullets onto Laminated Glass
John M. Chester, Forensic Scientist, Microanalysis Unit, Indiana State Police Laboratory, Indianapolis, IN

Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS) Identification of Urea Nitrate and Ammonium Nitrate Residue
Inge Corbin, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, Miami, FL

PDMS Condom Lubricant: Persistence on the Penis and Presence in Personal Care Products
Sally Coulson, Science Leader, Physical Evidence, Institute of Environmental Science And Research Ltd. (ESR), Auckland, New Zealand

Validating Glass Annealing Thresholds in an ISO World
Tiffany Eckert-Lumsdon, Forensic Chemist, Trace Evidence, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, GA

Analysis of Trace Evidence Using a Combined Raman/LIBS Microscope System
David Exline, Senior Vice President, Gateway Analytical, Gibsonia, PA

The Effect of Pigment Type on Pigment Variation due to Differential Mixing in Spray Paints
Kris Gates, Forensic Scientist, Trace and Chemistry Units, Portland Laboratory, Oregon State Police, Clackamas, OR

Method Development for the Rapid Separation and Detection of Organic Gunshot Residue by UPLC/MS/MS
Jennifer L. Greaux, Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, Miami, FL

The Efficacy of Hair Washing Priorto Submission for Nuclear DNA Analysis
Celeste Grover, Oregon State Police

Inter-Laboratory Comparison of LA-ICP-MS, µXRF and LIBS Methods for Bulk Soil Analysis
Sarah C. Jantzi, Student, Chemistry and Biochemistry, International Forensic Research Institute, Florida International University, Miami, FL

The Impact of Chromatic Aberration on the Infrared Microspectral Analysis of Trace Evidence
Brooke Weinger Kammrath, Adjunct Lecturer, Science Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, NY

Forensic Characterization and Chemical Identification of Dyes Extracted from Millimeter-Length Fibers
Stephen L. Morgan, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

A Comparison of Solution-Based and Laser Ablation ICP-MS Analysis of Forensic Glass Samples and a Proposed Standard Test Method for Determination of Trace Elements in Glass Samples Using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)
Randall Nelson, Special Agent and Forensic Scientist, Forensic Services, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, Nashville, TN

Improvements in Analytical Precision in the Forensic Analysis of Glass through the Use of Metal Filters in µ-XRF Analysis
Chris Palenik, Research Microscopist, Microtrace LLC, Elgin, IL

Hyperspectral Imaging as a Method of Detecting and Visualizing Ignitable Liquid Residues
Cara Plese, Forensic Scientist, Gateway Analytical, LLC, Gibsonia, PA

Standards and Best Practice in Microscope Photometry for Validation, Quality Control, and Admissibility
Dale K. Purcell, Doctoral Student, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, NY

Forensic Palynological Investigation of Marijuana Use: From Paraphernalia to Corpses
Karl Reinhard, Professor, Forensic Science Degree Program, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The Evidential Value of Finding Glass on Head Hair and Headwear
Claude Roux, Professor of Forensic Science, Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Broadway, New South Wales, Australia

The Foundry Sand Murder
Bill Schneck, Microanalysis Technical Leader, Crime Laboratory, Washington State Patrol, Cheney, WA

The Characterization and Discrimination of Pink and Red Nail Polish Lacquers: A Preliminary Study
Edward Sisco, Student, Chemistry and Forensic Science, University of Maryland and West Virginia University, College Park, MD

Validation of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) to Determine Osseous or Dental Origin of Unknown Material
Richard M. Thomas, Forensic Examiner, Trace Evidence Unit – Anthropology, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA

Prevalence of GSR on the Hands of Police Officers
Emily Turner, Forensic Analyst I, Trace Evidence, Hamilton County Coroner's Crime Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH

Precision of Elemental Analysis Measurements of Glass by µXRF and the Impact on Forensic Comparisons
Melissa Valadez, Trace Evidence Section Manager, Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory, Austin, TX

Slippery When Wet: Analysis of a Wet Silencer in a Homicide Case
Michael A. Villareal, Forensic Chemist, Trace Evidence Branch, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, GA

An Evaluation of Microanalysis Techniques for Materials Characterization in the Terahertz Spectral Region 9 to 1.5 THz (300 to 50 cm-1)
Donna Wilson, Forensic Scientist, Chemistry Department, Washington State Patrol, Seattle, WA

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