National Center for Forensic Science

Bridge Presentations

Invited Conference Presentations

  1. Emily Lennert, Candice Bridge. “Linking smokeless powder residues to pre-burn smokeless powders using DART-TOFMS and GC-MS”. SciX Conference, Reno, NV. Oct 8-13, 2017.
  2. Mark Marić, Candice Bridge. “DART-MS: A New Tool for the Forensic Paint Examiner”. SciX Conference, Reno, NV. Oct 8-13, 2017
  3. Mark Marić, Candice Bridge. “DART-TOF-MS Analysis of Personal Lubricants.” 2016 Middle Atlantic Regional (ACS) Meeting, Riverdale, NY. June 9-12, 2016.

Contributed Conference Presentations

  1. Danielle Green, Melanie Beazley, Candice Bridge. “Degradation of sexual lubricants from vaginal bacterial exposure”. 255th ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Mar. 2018.
  2. Mark Maric, Candice Bridge. “Direct analysis in real time: A new technique for the forensic paint examiner”. 255th ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Mar. 2018.
  3. Danielle Green, Melanie Beazley, Candice Bridge. “Identification and Quantification of Sexual Lubricant Degradation Pathways from Exposure to the Vaginal Bacterial Environment”. PITTCON. Orlando, FL. Mar 2018.
  4. Yasmine Moustafa, Candice Bridge. “The Evaluation of Sexual Assault Evidence using DART-TOFMS and GC-MS”. PITTCON. Orlando, FL. Mar 2018.
  5. Candice Bridge, Mark Maric, Brooke Baumgarten, Caterina, Vadell-Orsini*. “Preliminary Characterization of Sexual Assault Lubricants: Comparison Between DART-TOFMS, GC-MS, and FTIR”. PITTCON. Orlando, FL. Mar 2018.
  6. Kandyss Najjar, Candice Bridge. “Identification of Cosmetic Particles Transferred during Close Personal Attacks”. PITTCON. Orlando, FL. Mar 2018.
  7. Emily Lennert, Candice Bridge. “Analysis and classification of pre-and post-burn smokeless powders by thermal desorption DART-TOFMS: A Validation Study”. PITTCON, Orlando, FL. Mar 2018.
  8. Yasmine Moustafa, Candice Bridge. “The Persistence and Environmental Degradation Patterns of Sexual Lubricants and Personal Hygiene Products using DART-TOFMS and GC-MS”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 70th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. February 19-25, 2018.
  9. Brooke Baumgarten, Caterina Vadell-Orsini*, Mark Marić, Candice Bridge. “A Preliminary Characterization of Sexual Assault Lubricants: A Comparison between DART-TOFMS, GC-MS, and FTIR”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 70th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. February 19-25, 2018.
  10. Bianca Olivieri*, Mark Marić, Candice Bridge. “The Identification of Adulterants in Preliminary Drug Analysis.” American Academy of Forensic Sciences 70th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. February 19-25, 2018.
  11. Mark Marić, Robert B. Cody, Candice Bridge. “A Forensic Analysis of Automotive Paint Evidence using DART-MS”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 70th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. February 19-25, 2018.
  12. Caterina Vadell-Orsisi*, Brooke Baumgarten, Mark Marić, Candice Bridge. “Characterization and Classification of Sexual Lubricants and Condoms using FTIR Spectroscopy.” Florida Forensic Science Conference 1st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct 17-18, 2017.
  13. Bianca Olivieri*, Mark Marić, Candice Bridge. “ELISA and Adulterated Drug Analysis.” Florida Forensic Science Conference 1st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct 17-18, 2017.
  14. Mark Marić, Robert B. Cody, Candice Bridge. “DART-MS: A new tool for forensic paint examiner?” Florida Forensic Science Conference 1st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct 17-18, 2017.
  15. Kandyss Najjar, Candice Bridge. “Identification of Cosmetic Particles Transferred During Close Personal Attacks.” Florida Forensic Science Conference 1st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct 17-18, 2017.
  16. Danielle Green, Melanie Beazley, Candice Bridge. “Identification and Quantification of Sexual Lubricant Degradation Pathways from Exposure to the Vaginal Bacterial Environment.” Florida Forensic Science Conference 1st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct 17-18, 2017.
  17. Yasmine Moustafa, Candice Bridge. “Distinguishing Sexual Lubricants from Personal Hygiene Products for Sexual Assault Cases.” Florida Forensic Science Conference 1st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct 17-18, 2017.
  18. Brooke Baumgarten, Candice Bridge. “Characterization and Classification of Silicone Lubricants with Statistics.” Florida Forensic Science Conference 1st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct 17-18, 2017.
  19. Yasmine Moustafa, Candice Bridge. “Distinguishing condom lubricants from personal hygiene products (PHPs) using direct analysis in real time-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (DART-TOFMS)”. UCF Graduate Research Forum. Orlando, FL. Apr 5, 2017.
  20. Emily Lennert, Candice Bridge. “Characterization of pre- and post-burn smokeless powders by DART-TOMFS vs GC-MS”. UCF Graduate Research Forum. Orlando, FL. Apr 5, 2017.
  21. Danielle Green, Melanie Beazley, Candice Bridge. “Identification and Quantification of sexual lubricant degradation pathways from exposure to the vaginal bacterial environment”. UCF Graduate Research Forum. Orlando, FL. Apr 5, 2017.
  22. Andrew DeRouin*, Candice Bridge. “Evaporation trends of condom lubricant components”. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence Program, Orlando, FL. April 6, 2017.
  23. Maren Tomcsak*, Candice Bridge. “Characterization of condom lubricants by DART-TOFMS”. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence Program, Orlando, FL. April 6, 2017.
  24. Lauren Gandy*, Candice Bridge. “Mechanistic investigations on organic color spot tests for smokeless powders”. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence Program, Orlando, FL. April 6, 2017.
  25. Lauren Gandy*, Molly Terry, Candice Bridge. “A Combined method of Detection for Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residue”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 13-18, 2017.
  26. Danielle Green, Melanie Beazley, Candice Bridge. “Identification and Quantification of Sexual Assault Lubricant Degradation Pathways from Exposure to the Vaginal Bacterial Environment.” American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 13-18, 2017.
  27. Emily Lennert, Candice Bridge. “Characterization of pre- and post-burn powders by DART-TOFMS and GC-MS”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 13-18, 2017.
  28. Mark Maric, Lauren Harvey, Angelique Solano*, Maren Tomscak*, Candice Bridge. “Development and Validation of an Analytical Protocol for the Characterization of Lubricant Evidence.” American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 13-18, 2017.
  29. Yasmine Moustafa, Candice Bridge. “Distinguishing Condom Lubricants from Personal Hygiene Products using Direct Analysis in Real Time Analysis-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (DART-TOFMS)”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. February 13-18, 2017.
  30. Mark Marić, Candice Bridge. “Characterization and Classification of Water-Based Personal Lubricants using DART-TOFMS with Multivariate Statistics.” The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society 23rd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand. September 18-23, 2016.
  31. Lauren Harvey, Candice Bridge. “ATR-FTIR and DART-TOF-MS Analysis of Silicone Based Personal Lubricants.” The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society 23rd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand. September 18-23, 2016.
  32. Molly Terry, Candice Bridge. “Metallic Characteristics of Post-Fire Priming Cup Residue.” The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society 23rd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand. September 18-23, 2016.
  33. Lauren Harvey, Candice Bridge. “DART-TOF-MS and ATR-FTIR Analysis of Silicone Based Personal Lubricants.” American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference 64th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. June 5-9, 2016.
  34. Emily Lennert, Candice Bridge. “Metallic Muzzle Discharge Gunshot Residue Analysis by DART-TOF-MS.” American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference 64th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. June 5-9, 2016.
  35. Lauren Harvey, Candice Bridge. “ATR-FTIR and DART-TOF-MS Analysis of Silicone Based Personal Lubricants.” 2016 Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, May 19-21, 2016.
  36. Emily Lennert, Candice Bridge. “Metal Analysis by ESI-TOF-MS.” 2016 Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, May 19-21, 2016.
  37. Molly Terry, Barry Fookes, Candice Bridge. “Metallic Characterization of Post-Fire Priming Cup Residue.” 2016 Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, May 19-21, 2016.
  38. Lauren Harvey, Candice Bridge. “ATR-FTIR and DART-TOF-MS Analysis of Silicone Based Personal Lubricants.” Florida (ACS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Palm Harbor, FL. May 5-7, 2016.
  39. Emily Lennert, Candice Bridge. “Metal Analysis by ESI-TOF-MS.” Florida (ACS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Palm Harbor, FL. May 5-7, 2016.
  40. David S. H. Funes*, Candice Bridge. “Quantification Analysis of Trace Evidence using Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry”. Florida (ACS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Palm Harbor, FL. May 5-7, 2016.
  41. Lauren Gandy*, Candice Bridge. “A Combined Method of Detection for Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residue.” Florida (ACS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Palm Harbor, FL. May 5-7, 2016.
  42. Molly Terry, Candice Bridge. “Metallic Characteristics of Post-Fire Priming Cup Residue.” Florida (ACS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Palm Harbor, FL. May 5-7, 2016.
  43. Lauren Gandy*, Candice Bridge. “A Combined Method of Detection for Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residue”. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence Program, Orlando, FL. April 7, 2016.
  44. David S. H. Funes*, Candice Bridge. “Quantification Analysis using Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry”. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence Program, Orlando, FL. April 7, 2016.
  45. Angelique Solano*, Mark Maríc, Candice Bridge. “Characterizing Condom Lubricants using Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry”. Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence Program, Orlando, FL. April 7, 2016.
  46. David S. H. Funes*, Mark Maríc, Candice Bridge. “Quantification Analysis of Trace Evidence using Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry”. The American Chemical Society Florida Chemistry Conclave, Orlando, FL. April 2, 2016.
  47. Lauren Gandy*, Candice Bridge. “A Combined Method of Detection for Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residue”. The American Chemical Society Florida Chemistry Conclave, Orlando, FL. April 2, 2016.
  48. Lauren Gandy*, Candice Bridge. “A Combined Method of Detection for Organic and Inorganic Gunshot Residue”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. February 21-27, 2016.
  49. Mark Marić, Lauren Harvey, Candice Bridge. “The Characterization of Personal Lubricants using Direct Analysis in Real Time – Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry”. Impression, Pattern, and Trace Evidence Symposium, San Antonio, TX. Aug 26-28, 2015.
  50. Jacob Denkins*, Victoria Slaughter*, Matthew Rex, Barry Fookes, Candice Bridge. “Metallic Characterization of Priming Cup Residues using Atomic Absorption”. Florida (ACS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Palm Harbor, FL. May 7-9, 2015.
  51. Molly Terry, Andrea Young*, Barry Fookes, Candice Bridge. “Metallic Characteristics of Post-Fire Priming Cup Residue”. Florida (ACS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Palm Harbor, FL. May 7-9, 2015.
  52. Lauren Harvey, Candice Bridge. “Classification of Silicone Based Personal Lubricants using ATR-FTIR and DART-MS”. Florida (ACS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Palm Harbor, FL. May 7-9, 2015.
  53. Candice Bridge. “Forensic Analysis in Military Criminal Investigations”. SciX Conference, Milwaukee, WI. Sep 29 – Oct 4, 2013.
  54. Danielle Green*, Candice Bridge, Sue Lenhard, Michael J. Salyards. “Synthetic Cannabinoid Colorimetric Detection”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 20-25, 2012.
  55. Tammi Green*, Candice Bridge, Jesse Brown, Michael J. Salyards. “Detection of Ammonium Nitrate and Ammonium Nitrate Mixtures in Soil.” American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 20-25, 2012.
  56. David Shadoin*, Anthony Robinson*, Candice Bridge, Michael J. Salyards. “The Impact of Gunshot Residue in Military Investigations and Legal Proceedings.” American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 20-25, 2012.
  57. Jessica Drewicz*, Candice Bridge, Carol Clemmons, Michael J. Salyards. “The Effect of Carbon Disulfide on the Elution and Solvation Phases of Light and Medium Range Ignitable Liquids.” American Academy of Forensic Sciences 63nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. February 21-25, 2011.
  58. Candice Bridge, Michael E. Sigman, and Martin Richardson. “Chemometric Analysis of LIBS data: Identification of Explosives”. Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Reno, NV. September 29 – October 2, 2008.
  59. Candice Bridge and Michael E. Sigman. “Glass Sample Discrimination by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 59th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. February 19-24, 2007.
  60. Candice Bridge, Joseph Powell, Katie Vomvoris, Jean MacInnis, Michael E. Sigman. “Glass Discrimination by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)”. Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Orlando, Fl. September 24-28, 2006.
  61. Candice Bridge, Joseph Powell, Katie Vomvoris, Jean MacInnis, Michael E. Sigman. “Characterization of Automobile Float Glass with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)”. Florida American Chemical Society (FAME), Orlando, Fl. May 11-13,
  62. Candice Bridge, Joseph Powell, Katie Vomvoris, Jean MacInnis, Michael E. Sigman. “Characterization of Automobile Float Glass with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)”. American Academy of Forensic Sciences 58th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. February 20-26,

Invited University Seminars/Colloquia

  1. Candice Bridge. “Forensic Analysis in Sexual Assaults.” University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, January 31, 2018.
  2. Candice Bridge. “Forensic Analysis in Sexual Assaults.” Caribbean Maritime University, Kingston, Jamaica. January 2, 2018.
  3. Candice Bridge. “Forensic Analysis in Sexual Assaults.” Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL. November 30, 2017.
  4. Candice Bridge. “Forensic Trace Evidence.” Valencia College, Orlando, FL. October 25, 2017.
  5. Candice Bridge. “Forensic Trace Evidence.” Valencia College, Orlando, FL. February 27, 2017.
  6. Candice Bridge. ”Forensic Chemistry Applications.” UCF Undergraduate Admissions Mini Lectures for Scholars Day and Open House, Orlando, FL. April 16, 2016.
  7. Candice Bridge. “Forensic Analysis in Sexual Assaults: There’s More to be Discovered.” University of North Florida, Forensic Science Day: Sexual Assaults, Jacksonville, FL. April 1, 2016.