Beto Chair Lecture: Jose R. Almirall

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Jose Almirall, a professor at Florida International University, volition examine how to standardize forensic practise inward the lab for the field.

Beto Chair Lecture: José R. Almirall, Ph.D.
Nov 10, 2017

9:30 to eleven a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

José R. Almirall, a Professor inward the Department of Chemistry together with Biochemistry together with Director of the International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) at Florida International University (FIU), volition introduce “Physical evidence examinations together with comparisons from basic interrogation to standardized forensic practice” equally business office of the Beto Chair Lecture Series.

Before joining FIU, Almirall worked inward the Miami-Dade Police Department Crime Laboratory for 12 years, testifying inward to a greater extent than than 100 criminal cases inward state together with federal courts. As caput of the IFRTI, Almirall leads efforts past times to a greater extent than than a dozen faculty together with over 100 undergraduate together with graduate students to develop primal analytical chemical scientific discipline together with molecular biological scientific discipline tools for purpose inward forensic scientific discipline for fabric analysis, describe evidence, drugs, explosives together with biological evidence. His interrogation grouping has developed technology scientific discipline that was awarded 3 patents, together with he has published i mass equally good equally to a greater extent than than 120 scholarly articles on his work.

The IFRI collaborates amongst local together with national constabulary enforcement agencies on scientific projects to ameliorate the direction of justice. Among the areas for interrogation together with preparation are burn debris together with explosives residuum analysis, safety document examination, improvements inward the purpose of detector dogs, deoxyribonucleic acid evidence analysis including mixtures together with degraded deoxyribonucleic acid analysis, drug analysis, environmental forensics, forensic toxicology, materials analysis, eyewitness identification, jury selection, together with calculator forensics. The institute has worked closely amongst the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Officer together with the Drug Enforcement Administration laboratories located inward South Florida.

Almirall is i of iv academics to serve on the Forensic Science Standards Board, a national organization for setting standards inward the forensic disciplines managed past times the National Institute of Standards together with Technology, together with serves equally chair of the Chemistry Scientific Area Committee of the OSAC. He serves equally editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Forensic Chemistry, together with is a consultant to the UN Office of Drugs together with Crime together with to the International Atomic Energy Agency on forensic scientific discipline matters. He also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Science together with was the founding chairman of the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission.

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