The NCFS Mission is to “Provide relevant and responsive forensic science research and operational support to the Criminal Justice Community.” We are dedicated to pushing back the frontiers of forensic science by integrating high level research and technology to provide innovative and transformational solutions to real problems. We keep our research relevant by reaching out and forming partnerships with stakeholders in the forensic science community throughout the world and by participating in Technical and Scientific Working Groups.


UCF Forensic Scientists Unlocking Unique Chemical Signatures In Tires

Chemistry Associate Professor Matthieu Baudelet’s approach could provide law enforcement new tools to track down those who flee a crime scene.

Dr. Baudelet and John Lucchi in the lab

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Tire Classification by Elemental Signatures Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
John Lucchi, Dan Gluck, Sidney Rials, Larry TangMatthieu Baudelet

Dr. Baudelet, Dr. Tang, and their students collaborated with the FDLE in the research of novel method for tire evidence analysis.

Data-Driven Forensic Science: Research and Operational Support Databases

Much of the research at the National Center for Forensic Science is focused on building structured collections of information, known as databases, to assist in forensic casework today and transform current practices into the data-driven forensics of the future. This brochure highlights some of the databases developed at NCFS.

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Crossing Forensic Borders Online Lecture

The National Center for Forensic Science is one of 14 forensic academic institutions participating in a global online lecture series, Crossing Forensic Borders.  This unique lecture series features young scientists from across the world presenting their work.  The event is open to all, admission is free.

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