Dr. Jose Almirall receives three new research awards.

Dr. Jose Almirall has recently received 3 new research awards totaling $ 441,423. to support ongoing research in his laboratory. The National Institute of Justice has awarded a 2-year project to study chiral separations of controlled substances using electrospray ionization ion mobility spectrometry coupled to mass spectrometry. The US Homeland Security Center of Excellence at the University of Rhode Island has renewed a grant for $ 80,000. To study the odor signatures of home made explosives (HMEs) in order to create better tools to detect HMEs and the National Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence in Forensic Science has awarded Dr. Almirall’s group $ 89,976. to continue to develop Planar Solid Phase Microextraction (PSPME) to detect drugs and explosives.