News from Microtrace

The Forensic Teacher Magazine Features Interview With Skip Palenik

The Forensic Teacher Magazine recently featured an interview with Skip Palenik. Skip discusses his education and advanced training under Walter McCrone, Microtrace's specialty in the fields of microscopy and microchemistry, the challenges and rewards of working in these fields, some memorable cases, and his teaching philosophy. Read More

History Channel’s Hunting Hitler Features Microtrace Analysis

The History Channel's television series Hunting Hitler recently consulted with Microtrace for season 3, episode 2. While exploring a hospital thought to have potentially housed Hitler near the end of the war, investigators found a medicine bottle with unknown contents. They sent the bottle to Microtrace for microchemical analysis. Read More

In Memoriam

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Raymond C. Murray on Saturday, April 7, 2018. A pioneer in the field of forensic geology, Murray was co-author of the first textbook on the discipline, Forensic Geology: Earth Sciences and Criminal Investigation. Read More

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Recent Publications

Skip Palenik Speaks to Caribbean Commissioners of Police

The Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police held their Annual Conference from April 30th to May 4th, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Skip Palenik spoke to the Commissioners on "The Benefits of Trace Evidence Analysis." Read More

Chris Palenik Speaks to NACDL on Nanotrace Evidence

On Thursday May 10th, Microtrace Senior Resreach Microscopist Christopher Palenik will present to the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) on "Nanotrace Evidence in Forensic Investigations."  Read More

Journal of AOAC Article by Microtrace Scientists

The Journal of AOAC International features an article co-authored by Microtrace scientists Ethan Groves, Skip Palenik, and Christopher Palenik entitled, "A Generalized Approach to Forensic Dye Identification: Development and Utility of Reference Libraries." Read More

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