Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $331,761)
The Forensic Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program provides formula funding to State and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis. The funds are to be used to analyze backlogged forensic DNA casework samples from sexual assaults, homicides, and kidnappings, whether in government-owned laboratories or through accredited fee-for-service vendors.
- Rapid screening and identification of fentanyl in drug mixtures using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
- Experimental and numerical investigations for the development and validation of thermo-chemistry models and property databases for selected wall lining materials under fire exposure
- Capturing nuclear DNA from hair shafts