Trace Evidence Analysis Facility (TEAF)

Driven by the FIU and IFRI research mission, the TEAF plays a key role in assisting faculty and students to conduct relevant research with state of the art instrumentation. The TEAF also provides technical expertise, training and services to the forensic science and more general analytical sciences communities.

Some of the research projects conducted at the TEAF under the direction of Professor Almirall are focused on the development and application of analytical chemistry tools to enhance the value of scientific evidence in forensic science.

Projects include the development of tools to characterize materials such as glass, paints and coatings, biological matrices, soils and others by the trace elemental content. LA-ICP-MS, LA-HR-ICP-MS, SEM, XRF and LIBS are used to analyze a variety of matrices of interest to forensic scientists.

Go to Dr. Almirall’s faculty web page to read more about the research in that group.

Please visit the "Official TEAF Website".