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Glen P. Jackson, Ph.D.

Professor, Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic & Investigative Science

Research Interests

Dr. Jackson’s research includes mass spectrometry instrumentation development and forensic and biological applications of mass spectrometry and isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Previous forensic-related research has included drug analyses, ignitable liquid residue analyses, explosives analyses, synthetic cannabinoid analyses and forensic applications of laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI). A full list of publications can be found here. His group's research has appeared in ~50 publications, more than 100 conference and university presentations and two issued patents. The interdisciplinary group contains a postdoctoral researcher and various students from FIS, biology and chemistry. Personal Website

Background

Dr. Jackson joined the faculty of WVU in the fall of 2012 as a Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic and Investigative Science. He also holds a joint appointment in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry and an adjunct position in the Department of Biology.

Dr. Jackson earned a B.S. (Hons) degree in Chemical and Analytical Science from the University of Wales Swansea (UK), an M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in Analytical chemistry from West Virginia University (WVU). He spent 4 years as a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) before joining the chemistry faculty at Ohio University in 2004. He was the Director of the FEPAC-accredited Forensic Chemistry Program at Ohio University from 2009-12, where he received an NSF CAREER Award, a distinguished public speaking award and a transformative faculty award before his return to WVU in 2012.

Special Information

Dr. Jackson has recently been appointed to the new NIST OSAC subcommittee on Controlled Substance, which is responsible for defining national standards for forensic chemical analyses. Dr. Jackson is the chair of several committees and conferences related to forensic science, including the ASMS Forensic and Security Interest Group, the 2015 Sanibel Conference on Forensic and Security Applications of Mass Spectrometry and SciX Conference 2015.

He has taught numerous workshops to practicing forensic professionals and is an active forensic chemistry consultant. He has appeared on Nancy Grace Live and his published research on trace human remains was once a story line on Law and Order SVU.