Posts tagged with: "International Forensic Research Institute"

By Eduardo Merille.  Rhett Williamson is a doctoral candidate in forensic chemistry at FIU. He specializes in the development of new and improved methods for the analysis of inks, which helps trace fraudulent security documents and currency. Williamson’s research has led to the development of an ink library, a first-of-its kind database that can be used by forensic labs throughout the world for security intelligence and anti-counterfeiting measures. The goal of his work is to allow for the implementation of this methodology along with the database in forensic laboratories throughout the country and world. Williamson’s research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences and meetings.

FIU, National Forensic Science Technology Center join forces to broaden impact in forensic science

Florida International University (FIU) and the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) announce that they are joining forces to make […]

New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

Researchers at the FIU International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have zeroed in on a unique component of heroin that could pinpoint where […]

First NSF-NIJ supported forensic science center launched

First NSF-NIJ supported forensic science center launched

Florida International University (FIU) is in partnership with four universities to develop the next generation of forensic science tools for government […]

Forensic scientists in the making

Forensic scientists in the making

A group of sixth graders from Mater Academy Middle School visited FIU in January for an interactive, hands-on science day. The […]

Happy Holidays from President Rosenberg

Happy Holidays from President Rosenberg

On Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, President Mark B. Rosenberg delivered this message to the FIU community: This holiday season gives us […]

Kenneth G. Furton named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Kenneth G. Furton named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

The 2016 National Academy of Inventors Fellows Selection Committee has named Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton an […]

High School Student Forensic Academy attendees participate in a K-9 training demonstration outside of the FIU Green Library.

High school students experience real-life CSI at FIU

The fifth annual Forensic Science Symposium kicked off Tuesday, March 15, by welcoming nearly 100 Miami-Dade County students as part of the first […]

Forensic experts convene at FIU, promote STEM careers

Forensic experts convene at FIU, promote STEM careers

FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) is hosting its annual forensic science symposium Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, in Room […]

Forensic institute leads nation in NIJ awards for 2015

Forensic institute leads nation in NIJ awards for 2015

Researchers at FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to further […]

GeekiWood showcases non-traditional STEM careers at FIU

GeekiWood showcases non-traditional STEM careers at FIU

FIU and Geeki Girls Gatherings collaborated for a second year to present the GeekiWood conference Dec. 5. The conference is a […]

Best of the Month: October 2015

Best of the Month: October 2015

With the fall semester in full swing, October was a big month for the FIU community. Below are some of […]

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Tiny invention could revolutionize analytical chemistry

Tiny invention could revolutionize analytical chemistry

Just 2 centimeters long and 2 millimeters in diameter, a sorbent tube invented by an FIU researcher could bring analytical […]

Canines detect deadly disease in historic avocado trees

Canines detect deadly disease in historic avocado trees

Nestled within the lush tropical foliage of The Kampong resides 20 avocado trees. They were planted nearly 100 years ago […]

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FIU to examine substance use in youths  as part of national landmark study on brain development

FIU to examine substance use in youths as part of national landmark study on brain development

The National Institutes of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance […]

The science of smell featured in Royal Society journal

The science of smell featured in Royal Society journal

The forensic research of an FIU team headed by Provost and Executive Vice President, Kenneth G. Furton, has been published in the journal Philosophical […]