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Forensic Chemistry Graduates

Barbara Fallon - A tale of two Corchorus species: Jute and its substitutes in commercial goods (2016)

Kristen Reese- Association and Discrimination of Smokeless Powders Utilizing Non-Targeted Mass Spectrometry and Multivariate Statistical Analysis (2016)
Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Michigan State University.

Rebecca Brehe - Overcoming Challenges in Fire Debris Analysis Caused by Evaporation (2015)

Fanny Chu - Improving Methods for the Analysis of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (2015)
Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Michigan State University.

Jordyn Geiger - Development of Class Reference Standards for Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Fire Debris (2014)
Employed as a clinical toxicologist by PSO Laboratories.

John McIlroy - Effects of Data Pretreatment on the Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Chemically Complex Samples (2014)
Employed as a forensic chemist by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Christine Hay - Elemental Analysis of Gunshot Residue to Differentiate Bullet Type and Firing Distance (2013)
Earned Ph.D. in Chemistry at Michigan State University in 2014.

Seth Hogg - Analysis of Lead-free ammunition by scanning electron microscopy using energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and discrimination of samples using principal components analysis (2013)
Employed as a senior scientist by PepsiCo.

Emily Riddell - Differentiation of Paper by Elemental Profile Using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optimal Emission Spectrometry, and Multivariate Statistical Procedures (2013)
Employed as a criminalist by the New York Police Department.

Monica Bugeja - Comparison of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry for Discrimination of Salvia divinorum from Related Salvia Species using Chemometric Procedures (2012)
Employed as a forensic scientist in the Toxicology Unit of the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

Karlie McManaman - Effects of Extraction Procedure and Gas Chromatography Temperature Program (2012)
Employed as a forensic scientist in the Controlled Substances Unit of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Suzanne Towner - An Investigation of Unsupervised and Supervised Multivariate Statistical Procedures for the Analysis of Fire Debris (2012)
Employed as a forensic scientist in the Controlled Substances Unit of the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

Kaitlin Prather - Using Multivariate Statistical Procedures to Identify Ignitable Liquid Residues in the Presence of Interferences (2011)
Employed as a research assistant by Aegis Sciences Corporation.

Melissa Willard - Forensic Identification of Salvia divinorum and Related Salvia Species Using Chemometric Procedures (2011)
Earned Ph.D. in Chemistry at Michigan State University in 2013.

Ruth Udey - Differentiation of Bullet Type Based on Analysis of Gunshot Residue Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (2010)
Employed as a postdoctoral associate in the Forensic Science Center of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Tiffany Van De Mark - The Influence of Evaporation and Matrix Interferences on the Association and Discrimination of Ignitable Liquids using Chemometric Procedures (2010)
Employed as a forensic chemist by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Jamie Baerncopf - Association and Discrimination of Ignitable Liquids from Matrix Interferences Using Chemometric Procedures (2009)
Employed as a Fire Debris Analyst by the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Laboratory.

Patricia Joiner - Optimization of a Microwave-Assisted Extraction Procedure for the Extraction of Organic Impurities from Seized MDMA Tablets (2009)
Employed as a forensic scientist in Questioned Documents unit of Speckin Forensic Laboratories.

Sarah Meisinger - Comparison of Extraction Procedures for the Extraction of Organic Impurities from 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) (2009)
Employed as a forensic scientist in the Controlled Substances Unit of the Indiana State Police Forensic an Health Sciences Laboratory.

Jennifer Froelich - Development of a Small-Scale Tandem Mass Spectrometry Approach for the Analysis of Protein Biomarkers from Biological Threat Agents (2008)
Employed as a research scientist by Eli Lilly.

Lisa Lagoo - The Persistence of GSR in Decomposing Tissue and Blowfly Larvae (2008)
Employed as a scientist by Medtronic.

Lucas Marshall - Association and Discrimination of Diesel Fuels Using Chemometric Procedures for Forensic Arson Investigations (2008)
Employed as a research scientist by Aegis Laboratories.

Heather Dotzauer - Organic Impurity Profiling of Illicit Ecstasy Tablets Using Solid-Phase Microextraction/GC-MS (2007)
Employed as a chemist in the Bioanalytical Division of Eurofins/AvTech Laboratories, Inc.

Kelly Greenough - Forensic Analysis of Cosmetic Face Powders (2007)
Employed as a forensic scientist by the Oregon State Police.

Srividhya Kidambi - Analysis of Metallic Nanoparticles in Polymer Films for Illicit Drug Analysis as Chemical Sensors (2007)
Employed as a research scientist by American Air Liquide.

Elizabeth McGaw - Trace Metal Profiling in Document Papers Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) (2007)
Earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Michigan State University in 2007.
Employed as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Adrian College.

Melissa Meaney - Separation and Quantitation of Nitrated Explosives using Thin-Layer Chromatography and Charge-Coupled Device Camera Imaging (2007)
Earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Michigan State University in 2008.
Employed as a research chemist by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Carl Newman - Microchip Separations of Alkaloids with UV-Absorbance Spectral Detection (2007)

Luther Schaeffer - The Persistence of Gunshot Residue on Decomposing Tissue (2007)
Employed as a Trace Chemist by Nova Research, Inc.

Gwynyth Scherperel - Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Detection of Characterization of Smokeless Powder (2007)
Employed as a forensic scientist in the Toxicology Unit of the Washington State Police.

Agnieszka Steiner - Performance of the Reflected Ultraviolet Imaging System (RUVIS) in visualizing latent fingerprints on various non-porous and semi-porous surfaces (2007)

Chadwyck Douglass - FTIR Spectrophotometry of Office and Packaging Tapes that have been Subjected to Accelerated Aging by Incandescent and UV Light (2006)

Audrey Martin - The Application of Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometry for the Detection and Identification of High Explosives and Chemical Warfare Agents (2006)
Earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Michigan State University in 2009.
Employed as a research scientist in the Forensic Science Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

JoAnn Bilek - Forensic Analysis of Black Mascara via Microscopy, FTIR, SEM-EDS, and Visible Microscopy (2005)

Jeffrey Dake - Characterization of Match Head Based Improvised Explosive Devices (2005)
Employed by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory

Erin Farr - UV Microspectrophotometry of Fibers from Apparently White Textiles Encountered in Forensic Casework (2005)

Jessica Jennings - Distribution of Methadone and EDDP in Postmortem Toxicology Cases (2005)
Employed by the State of Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Kellie Kincaid - Hexane Based Ninhydrin Rinse for Latent Print Enhancement on Plastic Materials Following Application of Black Powder (2005)
Employed by the Kansas City Police Department Crime Lab.

Kristin Kopchick - Color Analysis of Apparently Achromatic Automotive Paints by Visible Microspectrophotometry (2005)
Employed as a forensic chemist by the Drug Enforcement Administration

Timothy Metz - The Effect of Flattening on Nylon Carpet Fibers as Studied by Visible Microspectrophotometry (2005)

Suzanne Rojas - An Analysis of Automobile Pinstriping (2005)
Employed by East Lansing High School.

Ellyn Schuette - Enhanced Latent Fingerprint Detection in Missing and Exploited Children Investigations (2005)

Roxanne Smith - The Influence of Paper on the Color of Ink Using Microspectrophotometry (2005)<

Carissa Stark - A Basic Study of Lipsticks Utilizing Microspectrophotometry, Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry, and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (2005)
Employed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Amanda Sturdevant - The Development of a Comprehensive Scheme for the Analysis of Electrical Tape Using Instrumental and Chemometric Methods (2005)

Tavy Wade - Caffeine: An Environmental Forensic Tracer in a Household Septic Tank as an Indication of Human Activity (2005)
Employed by Carollo Engineers.

Coral Damon-Brown - The Development of a Comprehensive Adhesive Electronic Spectral Library – White Based Glue and Gel (2004)
Employed by Pfizer Global Manufacturing

Jamie Dunn - Detection of Ink Dyes by Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry and the Use of Photochemistry for Dye Characterization (2004)

Sherri Freeman - The Validation of Cytochrome b Primer for Forensic Species Identification (2004)

Kirsten James - The Analysis and Comparison of Adhesives by Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (2004)

Kaleo Kaluhiokalani - The Development of an FT-IR Spectral Library of Tape Adhesives (2004)
Employed by the Honolulu Police Department Scientific Investigation Section.

Sara McNorton - The Characterization of Automobile Body Fillers (2004)
Employed by the University of Windso Biology Department.

Scott Ramsey - Method Development of an Adaptive Air Samping Device for Use with Portable Gas Chromatography in Field Forensic Analyses (2004)
Employed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

David Szymanski - The Application of Laser Ablation Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for Discrimination of Float Glass Fragments (2004)

Katherine Wydeven - The Effect of Fiber Flattening Using the S.E.E. 1100 Microspectrophotometer (2004)

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