Professor Timothy Palmbach joined the faculty of the University of New Haven in 2004 and is Chair of the Forensic Science Department, and is founder of Center for Forensic Investigation of Trafficking in Persons at UNH. This center is committed to providing research, training, and investigative assistance to government agencies in the US and abroad. Since 2013 Mr. Palmbach has been engaged with the implementation of advanced forensic investigative methods in the war against trafficking in persons (TIP) and related issues such as counterterrorism. He worked in conjunction with non-governmental organizations and government officials to employ the collection of DNA based evidence. His international work in this area includes the countries of Nepal, Costa Rica, Poland, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Djibouti, and Jordan. Throughout his career Mr. Palmbach has used his expertise in forensic science and investigations for matters of international interest, human rights, and counterterrorism.