Dr. Kenneth G. Furton is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences and founding Director of the International Forensic Research Institute at Florida International University (FIU), the State University in Miami, Florida. He received a B.S. in Forensic Science (minor in Chemistry) at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida in 1983 and completed an internship in the Detroit Police Headquarters Crime Laboratory in Detroit, Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (minor in Biology) at Wayne State University in 1986. He then completed post-doctoral studies in Nuclear Chemistry (Physical/Inorganic studies) at the University of Wales, Swansea, U.K. in 1988 while also teaching Forensic Analysis for second and final year honors students. Since becoming a faculty member at FIU in 1988 he has directed the research of scores of undergraduate and graduate students and is the author or co-author of more than 300 publications and presentations. Professor Furtonís research program has focused on forensic science and separation science including the development of novel sample preparation methods prior to chromatographic analysis. Much of his recent work has focused on studying the chemical basis of detector dog alerts to forensic specimens including accelerants, biotoxins, currency, drugs, explosives and humans (dead and alive). Professor Furton has testified as an expert witness in local and federal courts in areas including drug analysis and the use of canines as chemical detectors. He and his wife, Debby, have been married since 1990 and they are the proud parents of surviving triplets, Courtney and Robert, born at 26 weeks gestation in 1994. Professor Furtonís volunteer work includes being a Pit Reporter for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Trackside Media with the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).