DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY AND INTERNATIONAL FORENSIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Florida International University, University Park, Miami, Florida 33199

Research Interests

Development and application of analytical chemistry tools to enhance the value of scientific evidence.

Detection and identification of organic compounds of forensic interest such as controlled substances and explosives in the field or through use of field-portable detectors such as Ion Mobility Spectrometers. Coupling of SPME to IMS for detection of odor compounds of drugs and explosives.

Development of methodology for the characterization of materials using elemental analysis, specifically the determination of ultra-trace quantities of metals in glass and other matrices using LA-ICP-MS, u-XRF and LIBS. Fundamental improvement in LIBS analysis of materials including the use of double-pulsed and microwave-assisted experiments.

Professor,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, FIU

Courtesy Professor, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK

Director,
International Forensic Research Institute

Director,
Trace Evidence Analysis Facility

Dr. Almirall's Contact Info:
Phone: (305) 348-3917
Fax: (305) 348-4485
Email: almirall@fiu.edu

2008 Research Group

Research Group

Read about our staff, graduate student and undergraduate student research projects, scientific publications and scientific presentations here.

Also, meet the members of our current and former research groups visiting our gallery here.

2008 Group:
Back row from left: Howard, Steve, Erica, Jenny, Gela, Ben, Dr. Barnett, and Dr. Almirall
Front row from left: Tatiana, Hanh, Yisenny, Patty, Monica, Maria. Missing from picture: Waleska, Yaribey, Claudia and Anamary

 

Frequently asked questions

Class Material

 
 

¿Questions about forensic science in general and/or the academic programs that are offered at FIU in particular?

Find answers here

Click on the links below for class information and material:

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Lecture (CHM 3120)

Forensic Science and Forensic Chemistry for Educators (CHS 4503 and CHS 5996)

Chemometrics 2013 Lectures and other files

 

links

FIU Home Page
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI)
Trace Evidence Analysis Facility (TEAF)
Forensic DNA Profiling Facility (FDPF)

FIU Campus Map
Directions to U.P. Campus and IFRI
Application for Graduate Admission
University Graduate School Information
Master of Science in Forensic Science Program
Undergraduate Certificate in Forensic Science

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