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The NIST Forensic Science Research Program, presented by Robert Ramotowski

Robert Ramotowski was awarded Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry from the George Washington University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He worked as a research scientist and Chief Forensic Chemist for the Secret Service, Forensic Services Division, Washington, DC, from 1994-2018. His job duties included the coordination of forensic research activities within the laboratory (as well as liaison between other entities, including academia, industry, and other domestic and international law enforcement laboratories), particularly in the areas of latent print visualization, questioned document analysis, instrumental analysis, and ink and paper chemistry. He is currently the Program Manager for Forensic Science, Special Programs Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD. He currently oversees a research portfolio that includes projects in firearms and toolmarks, forensic genetics, digital and identification evidence, trace, drugs and toxins, statistics, and biometrics. He also oversees NIST’s Forensic Science Center of Excellence – the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE). He has published more than thirty articles on latent print and document chemistry and given more than 100 lectures and workshops in the United States as well as in more than a dozen countries. Mr. Ramotowski is both author and editor of the 3rd edition of Lee and Gaensslen’s Advances in Fingerprint Technology. He is a member of the International Association for Identification, Chesapeake Bay Division of the IAI, ASTM International E30, and the American Chemical Society.

WHEN: Friday February 5th, 2021TIME: noon (12-1pm EST)
LOCATION: online, via zoom (email Dr. Tatiana Trejos at for zoom link access)

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