University of North Texas Forensic Science Program
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image My research interests include the areas of corrosion and materials chemistry. Investigations focus on the electrodeposition of nanomaterials of unique composition and phases. Synthesis of metals, ceramics, cermets, and semiconductors are studied using electrochemical techniques. These materials are of interest for technological coatings and corrosion protection. This work involves a wide range of experimental methods, including electrochemical techniques, scanning electrochemical microscopy, atomic adsorption spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy.

Projects within my research group include (click on image for more info)

Production and characterization of alloys and cermet materials (ceramic/metal mixtures) as coatings for corrosion protection. Includes solution chemistry and electrochemical mechanisms.
Investigation of the electrochemical production of artificial bone and biocompatible materials. Areas of interest include bioapatite coatings and metal contamination in bone DNA analysis.
Characterization and deposition of advanced coatings and sensor development.
Forensic document examination using esda techniques and forensic microscopy of ink and paint.
Chromatographic studies of the fate and transport for pharmaceutical and illicit drugs.

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