News from Microtrace

Microtrace Job Opening- Microanalytical Chemist

Microtrace is seeking an experienced chemist who is interested in applying his/her knowledge, experience, and creativity to the solution of industrial and forensic problems. Read More

What in the (Microscopical) World?

Without the scale bar, you might think this was a photograph of the newest fruity pebble cereal being marketed to young children during Saturday morning cartoons. It isn’t. The presence of the scale bars attests to the fact that it is an altogether different, and perhaps more interesting subject. These particles were collected from the interior of a color laser printer. Read More

Mislabeled Products: Tattoo Inks

Do the contents of a product actually match its label? Does a formulation contain undeclared ingredients? In one instance, tattoo inks were submitted to Microtrace for characterization of their pigment composition. Confocal Raman spectroscopy assisted by microscopical observations helped to identify the pigments in these inks. Read More

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Recent Publications

Chris Palenik to Present Trace Evidence Workshop in Bangkok

The Asian Forensic Sciences Network (AFSN) has invited Chris Palenik to present an "Advanced Trace Evidence Workshop" at their 8th annual meeting and symposium in Bangkok, Thailand next week. On Wednesday and Thursday mornings (17-18 August) Chris will speak to and lead scientists and experts from around Asia and the world in the AFSN Trace Evidence Working Group's (TEWG) workshop. Read More

Skip Palenik to Present Invited Talk at M&M 2016

Microtrace founder Skip Palenik has been invited to speak at the annual Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference (M&M) on July 27, 2016. On Wednesday morning, Skip will present a talk entitled "The Utilization of Microscopy in Developing Investigative Leads from the Examination of Microscopic Trace Evidence in Forensic Investigations." Read More

Chris Palenik to Present Plenary Address at NIST Conference

Microtrace Vice President Chris Palenik has been invited by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to present the plenary address at their upcoming Trace Evidence Data Workshop: Improving Technology and Measurement in Forensic Science. Read More

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