Posts tagged with: "Chemistry and Biochemistry"

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 […]

My internship at the Nuclear Chemistry Summer School

My internship at the Nuclear Chemistry Summer School

Name: Alejandro Hernandez Major: Chemistry Hometown: Miami, FL Where did you intern? I was competitively selected as one of 12 […]

An NSF fellow, alumna works to eliminate mental health stigmas

An NSF fellow, alumna works to eliminate mental health stigmas

Recent graduate Gabriela Goldberg ’16 has always been fascinated by the human brain, so she decided to dedicate her life to understanding […]

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DNA becomes primary target in fight against glioblastoma

DNA becomes primary target in fight against glioblastoma

By exploiting a brain tumor’s own biology, researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) are hoping to destroy glioblastoma, a […]

Researchers adapt coated fabric to determine freshness of fruit

Researchers adapt coated fabric to determine freshness of fruit

Scientists have found a quick and reliable way to test the freshness of the fruit in your grocer’s produce section. […]

Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer

Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer

FIU patent produces accurate results in minutes A new method developed at FIU makes toxicological, biological and environmental sampling and […]

FIU at eMerge: Startups, biomedical breakthroughs and ecological research

FIU at eMerge: Startups, biomedical breakthroughs and ecological research

At this year’s eMerge Americas conference, FIU is showcasing new companies associated with StartUP FIU, in addition to scientific breakthroughs […]

Paolo Benigni is part of the research team at FIU's Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment that has developed a new tool to assess oil spill damage.

Scientists develop new tool to assess oil spills

Scientists are getting an entirely new perspective of what happens to oil in a spill, thanks to a tool developed […]

FIU graduates do well by doing good

FIU graduates do well by doing good

Social entrepreneurship runs deep with the class of 2017   While traveling in Asia, Ari Sernik volunteered at a Cambodian […]

2017 Outstanding Student Life Award winners with Larry Lunsford, vice president for Student Affairs.

Students recognized at annual Outstanding Student Life Awards

On Thursday, April 6, more than 40 finalists competed for 15 awards, varying from service and spirit to leadership and […]

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with university leaders during her visit to FIU on April 6.

Betsy DeVos meets with students, faculty during FIU visit

  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited FIU April 6 to meet with administrators, faculty and students and learn […]

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Students create award-winning burger, beer

Students create award-winning burger, beer

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews announced Feb. 16 The 305 Burger, submitted by chemistry major Given Suman, as its Golden Robin Award-winner. Red Robin […]

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 […]