EAFS 2022 Scientific Committee (ScC)

The Scientific Committee (ScC) is responsible for the scientific program of the EAFS 2022. Committee members have been selected in order to provide necessary prerequisites for a well-balanced Conference program of a high scientific level. The ScC will review abstracts and propose plenary speakers and key note speakers for relevant forensic fields. The members of the ScC are presented below.

Dr. Emil Hjalmarsson
Chairman of the EAFS 2021 Scientific Committee
R&D Director Swedish National Forensic Centre – NFC
Member of ENFSI R&D Standing Committee

Biography

Emil Hjalmarson joined the Swedish Police Authority and the Swedish National Forensics Centre (NFC) in 2017, initially working with R&D in the Digital Forensics section. Since 2019 Emil serves as the R&D Director of NFC. He is a member of the ENFSI R&D Standings Committee since 2019.

Emil earned his PhD in Electronics Systems from Linköping University in 2006. He has co-founded and held leading positions at AnSyn and AnaCatum Design, providers of software for design of analog semiconductors, and semiconductor data conversion IP respectively. Following the acquisition of AnaCatum Design by Fingerprint Cards, a major provider of biometric sensors to the mobile phone industry, Hjalmarson held leading roles in the companies R&D organization.

Before joining NFC Emil headed the AI and IoT department at RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) in Linköping. Hjalmarson holds several patents in the fields of integrated data converters, biometric sensor systems, and self-learning electronics.

Associate Professor Ricky Ansell, PhD
Senior Advisor, Biology Section
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority

Biography

Ricky Ansell received his PhD in 1997 in the field of yeast molecular microbiology. He started his forensic career in 1995 as reporting officer and headed trace recovery staff and the forensic DNA reporting officers from 1997 until 2009, and since then holds a position as forensic advisor and senior reporting officer at the Biology section at the National Forensic Centre (NFC) within the Police authority.

Since 2007 Ansell holds a position as associate professor at IFM/Biology at Linköping University.

Starting in 2006 Ansell is the Swedish (NFC) representative at the ENFSI DNA Working Group and also the representative at the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP), since 2014 appointed expert of the ISO/TC272 committee working on global forensic standards, and since long a member of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG).

Dr. Peter Bergström, PhD
Head of the Information technology section
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority

Biography

Peter took his Phd examen at Linköping University 2003 in the field image coding. After some years at the university Peter started to work as a researcher at the Swedish Laboratory of Forensics Science (since 2015 the Swedish National Forensic Centre). The main area has been image analysis and evaluation of evidence.

Since 2014, Peter has been the head of the development team of the IT forensic activities within the Swedish Police Authority. It has involved classification, tracking och prediction of objects and persons in video which increasingly has included artificial intelligence for image processing. The last years even automatic face recognition has been a reliable and useful tool.

The next step is to make score-based likelihood ratio estimations robust to be used in court. Other interesting fields which I have had the fortune to be involved in without being an expert is decryption, extraction of digital information (mobiles, cars, smart homes etc.) and reconstruct information relationship. The charm has always been the diversity with technical challenges, human factors and to contribute to making our society safer.

Dr. Phil. Nat. Thomas W. Biermann
Leading Scientific Director
Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden, Deutschland

Biography

Thomas graduated from the University of Frankfurt with a M.Sc. in Biology in 1983. In 1988 he gained his PhD after completing research dealing with the impact of UV-B radiation on lipid metabolism and on fatty acid patterns in synchronously growing marine diatoms. Thomas then joined the Forensic Science Institute in the Bundeskriminalamt and specialized in the examination of fibres and textiles.

From 1999 to 2006 Thomas was the head of the Fibres Section. He lectured in Europe and the United States of America and he has been the author and co-author of many publications concerning fibre and colour frequencies.

In 1997, 2001 together with Mike Grieve and 2007 he gained the PW Allen Award of the Forensic Science Society for the most meritious paper published in Science & Justice.

Thomas was a member of the steering committee of the European Fibres Group and member of the Scientific Working Group for Materials (SWGMAT) Fibres Section in the U.S.A.

After almost 20 years of reporting in court and research dealing with the evidential value of fibres and colours since November 2006 he has been the head of the Drugs Section of the Forensic Science Institute at the Bundeskriminalamt.

In 2013 Thomas became the head of Biometrics Department including the analysis of human DNA, latent Fingerprints analysis and Face Comparison, Handwriting, and Text, Audio and Speech.

Dr. Thomas Biermann

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamouli
Senior Scientist/Team Leader
Gunshot Residue

Nederlands Forensisch Instituut

Biography

Amalía Stamouli is born in South Africa, grown up in Greece and currently leaving in the Netherlands. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Physics in Greece and in 2000 received her Ph.D. from the Faculty Polymer Science of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Following, at the University of the Leiden she worked with biological specimens. Thought her academic career, surface analyses on various types of materials was the link.

It was in 2004 when Amalía started her forensic career at the Nederlands Forensic Institute (NFI) that she in contact came with a new science, that of forensics. Currently she is a gunshot residue expert and the head the GSR team. The investigations include analysis of traces with scanning electron microscopy, 2D micro-X-Ray Fluorescence and chemometric methods in combination with visual analysis in order to reconstruct shooting incidents.

Amalía is a member of the Steering Committee of the ENFSI Expert Working Group Firearms/GSR. She is, as a co-author involved in various projects of the working group.  She has also lead twee Monopoly projects in the field of firearms and GSR databases and best practice manuals.

As a physicist she is exploring new technologies (statistics, big data,  instrumentational and visualization) and obtaining background data that will help experts in the reconstruction of shooting incidents. The direct link to case work is the main goal of the various projects. 

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Dr. John Butler
NIST Fellow & Special Assistant to the Director for Forensic Science
U.S. Government – Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology

Biography

John M. Butler is an internationally recognized expert in forensic DNA analysis and holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Virginia. He has written five textbooks on Forensic DNA Typing (2001, 2005, 2010, 2012, and 2015) and given hundreds of invited talks to scientists, lawyers, and members of the general public throughout the United States and in 27 other countries so far.

Dr. Butler’s research, first conducted at the FBI Laboratory and now at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pioneered the methods used today worldwide for DNA testing in criminal casework, paternity investigations, and many DNA ancestry procedures. Dr. Butler is a NIST Fellow (highest scientific rank at NIST) and Special Assistant to the Director for Forensic Science. He served as the Vice-Chair of the National Commission on Forensic Science from 2014 to 2017. In 2019, he was elected the President of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG).

Dr. Butler and his wife have six children, all of whom have been proven to be theirs through the power of DNA testing.  

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Professor Eoghan Casey
School of Criminal Sciences at University of Lausanne,
Chief Scientist of the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)
Lausanne, Switzerland.

Biography

Eoghan Casey teaches, conducts research, and performs case work in the areas of Digital Forensic Science, Incident Response, and Cybersecurity. He is a member of the faculty in the School of Criminal Sciences at University of Lausanne, and Chief Scientist of the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), which houses one of the largest accredited digital forensic laboratories in the world.

He has consulted on a wide range of digital investigations, including fraud, violent crimes, identity theft, and on-line criminal activity. He has helped organizations investigate and manage security breaches, including network intrusions with international scope. He has delivered expert testimony in complex civil and criminal cases. He wrote the foundational book Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, now in its third edition, and he has coauthored several advanced technical books. Since 2004, he has been Editor-in-Chief of FSI Digital Investigation, publishing cutting edge work by and for practitioners and researchers.

He was nominated as CASE Presiding Director to lead development of an international standard for sharing cyber-investigation traces. He serves on the Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS) Board of Directors and helps organize biannual digital forensic research conferences. He also contributes to forensic science definitions, guidelines, and standards on the Digital/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee (DMSAC) of the NIST Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).

Professor Eoghan Casey

Dr.  Christophe Champod
Professor
University of Lausanne

Biography

Christophe Champod received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (summa cum laude) both in Forensic Science, from the University of Lausanne, in 1990 and 1995 respectively. Remained in academia until holding the position of assistant professor in forensic science. From 1999 to 2003, he led the Interpretation Research Group of the Forensic Science Service (UK), before taking a full professorship position at the School of Criminal Justice (ESC) of the University of Lausanne.

He is in charge of education and research on identification methods (interpretation of DNA, facial images, fingerprints, toolmarks, footwear marks and firearms) and has the privilege to work with a group of 20 PhD students. The research carried out by his group is mainly devoted to the inferential aspects associated with forensic identification techniques. The value to be attached to forensic evidence is at the core of their interests.

He is also operational manager of the ISO/SEC 17025 accredited forensic laboratory of the ESC. He maintains an activity as an expert witness in areas of marks and biological evidence interpretation both at a national and international level.

He is a steering committee member for the International Fingerprint Research Group (IFRG) and an invited member of Friction Ridge subcommittee of the Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).  

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Dr. Simon Dunne
Forensic Specialist, Drug Analysis Section
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority

Biography

Born and educated in Newcastle Australia where I obtained both a B.Sc(Hons) and a Ph.D in Chemistry. After several postdoctoral appointments in Canada, Switzerland and Sweden, I was employed as an Associate Professor in organic /medicinal chemistry and chemical spectroscopy at Mälardalen University (Eskilstuna, Sweden) for over 12 years.

Upon shifting to the Swedish National Forensic Centre (Linköping) in 2012 I have taken the role as specialist and research coordinator within the Drug analysis unit at the Swedish National Forensic Centre. My research expertise has found particular application in the areas of the structural elucidation of unknown chemical substances (new psychoactive substances (NPS), medical preparations, doping substances for example), new methods for chemical profiling, hyperspectral imaging, chemometrics, field analysis instrument development and method development/validation of all forms of spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques used within the unit. 

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Mr Philip Engström, M.Sc.
Research and Development Coordinator
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority

Biography

Philip Engström is a research and development coordinator at the Swedish National Forensic center within the information technology section since February 2019, where he leads the research and development sections. He is also responsible for several international projects such as the H2020, ASGARD and PERSONA. He joined NFC in 2016 as head of the Forensic Image and audio analysis group.

Philip has a M.Sc. in Media Technology from Linköping University and Stanford University from 2006, and has over 15 years experience of technical and management roles within the information technology field from a broad spectrum of companies and agencies. His specialties include image processing, AI, visualization and VR, and his work has contributed to Stanford’s autonomous driving team successful efforts in the DARPA Grand Challenge as well as defense research projects together with NASA JPL.

Mr Philip Engström

Professor Dr. ing. Zeno Geradts
Senior Forensic Scientist
Netherlands Forensic Institute

Biography

Zeno Geradts is a senior forensic scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute of the Ministry of Security and Justice at the Forensic Digital Biometrics Traces departement. He is expert witness in the area of forensic (video) image processing and biometrics such as manipulation detection on deepfakes. Within the team Forensic Big Data Analysis he works in research on artificial intelligence on text, images and video.

He works within the European Project ASGARD on Forensic big data analysis. He was President of the American Academy of Forensic Science 2019-2020 and  chairman of the ENFSI Forensic IT Working group.

From September 1st 2014, he is full professor on Forensic Data Science by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam for 1 day a week. He is active in forensic science since 1991 and has received several awards including the Distinguished Forensic Scientist award from ENFSI in 2012.

Specialties: Forensic Science, program manager big data and cyber forensics, forensic ict, digital evidence and multimedia, face comparison, biometrics, video analysis, R&D coordination.  

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Mr. Mike Groen, MA
Forensic Archaeologist / Senior Forensic Scientist
Netherlands Forensic Institute / Leiden Universy, Faculty of Archaeology

Biography

Mike Groen is a forensic archaeologist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and staff member at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

He is the deputy chair of the ENFSI EWG Scene of Crime and chairs of the Forensic Archaeology subgroup within the Scene of Crime working group.

His past professional experience relates to GIS, 3D-imaging, archaeology and physical anthropology. As archaeologist, he was involved in archaeological excavations in the Netherlands between 1994 and 2005. As physical anthropologist, he was attached to the Leiden Medical University Centre (LUMC) between 2002 and 2012, and was involved in both the recovery and analysis of human remains from medieval and postmedieval contexts. His current research interest include forensic archaeology, human taphonomy, remote sening, GIS, predictive modeling and crime scene science. 

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Docent/Dr. Johannes Hedman
Biology Section
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority


Biography

Dr. Johannes Hedman

Johannes Hedman is Specialist at the Swedish National Forensic Centre (NFC) and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Lund University. He has been in the field of forensic DNA analysis since 2002. His holds a PhD in Engineering that involved research on PCR-inhibitors in forensic DNA samples.

His current research focuses on controlling and improving modern analytical techniques such as massively parallel sequencing. This includes increasing the understanding of analytical bottlenecks, for example finding PCR inhibition mechanisms of relevant substances. Bayesian statistics, decision theory and mathematical modelling of analytical processes are cornerstones in his research.

Johannes has led the development of several sampling and sample treatment methods that are now used by the Swedish Police Authority, targeting for example soil samples, adhesive tapes, cartridge cases and cotton swabs. At Lund University, Johannes leads a research group on forensic DNA/RNA analysis, which is closely linked to NFC. He has been main supervisor for one PhD student and assistant supervisor for two other students.

He has also supervised over 20 MSc and candidate students. His h-index is 16 (Google Scholar). He has published 25 original research articles and 8 review articles, book chapters and books. He is reviewer for 17 scientific journals in the fields of biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental science and forensics.

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Associate Professor, Dr.  Martin Josefsson
Operational developer
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority

Biography

BSc in chemistry, organic analytical profile, at Linköping University 1991. PhD in medical science, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology Linköping University 1996, specialized on enantioselective analysis of therapeutic drugs in clinical settings. Some years’ experience as principal analytical chemist at the pharmaceutical company Astra.

Nearly twenty year in the position as a research chemist at Dept. of Forensic Genetics and Forensic Toxicology, National Board of Forensic Medicine (RMV) Linköping. Responsible for implementation of LC-MS and high resolution mass spectrometry techniques. In head positions for research and development as well as the planning and building of new laboratory facilities.

Since more than twenty years’  university lecturer and  associate professor affiliated at Dept. of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University since 2012.

Have more than 40 publications mostly on analysis of therapeutic or illicit drugs and their metabolites in clinical and forensic settings. Specialized on liquid chromatography, enantioselective analysis, high resolution mass spectrometry and NPS-drug metabolism.

Since 2017 operational developer at the Drug unit of National Forensic Center (NFC) in Linköping and having a head position at NFC for long term planning and development of new laboratory facilities.’

 

Adjunct Professor Martin Josefsson

Adjunct Professor Lena Klasén, PhD
Research Director, Office of the Police Commissioner
Swedish Police Authority

Biography

Lena Klasén, PhD, is since November 2018 Research Director at the Swedish National Police Authority and since February 2020 Adjunct Professor, Digital Forensics, Linköping University a part of the appointment at the Police.

January 2015 to November 2018 she was Director of the Swedish National Forensic Center – NFC (formerly Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science – SKL). She has a PhD in Image Coding at University of Linköping, Sweden and has led industrial- and research organizations in Swedish authorities such as Saab AB, Swedish Defence Research Agency – FOI, Swedish Defence Material Administration – FMV, Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science – SKL and the Implementing Committee of the New Police organization – SoU at the Swedish Ministry of Justice.

Lena has held several commissions of trust, e g as board member and expert including being appointed as forensic expert by the US Department of Justice. Her industrial experience includes product portfolio management at Saab and being involved in starting up innovative companies. 

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Professor Bela Kubat, MD, PhD
Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands

Biography

I was born in Prague in 1957, emigrated to The Netherlands in 1971.

I studied medicine at the Catholic University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. After finishing the university I trained in neurology for 2 years and internal medicine for 1 year at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Thereafter I received training in neuropathology at the University Essen, Germany and in Clinical Pathology at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

After a short employment as pathologist and neuropathologist at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg I started my career as forensic pathologist and forensic neuropathologist at the Nederlands Forensisch Instituut in The Hague in 2003.

In 2015 I was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science of the Maastricht University.

My special fields of interest are forensic neuropathology, cardiopathology, clinical post-mortem pathology, post-mortem radiology and transportation accident investigation.

Currently I work both for the Maastricht University and the Nederlands Forensisch Instituut in The Hague. My tasks at the university are education of medical and life science students as well as residents in the medico-legal field. Furthermore I organize in co-operation with my clinical pathology colleagues post-doctoral international courses in forensic neuropathology and national clinical post-mortem trainings. Recently I had performed clinical post-mortems during the corona pandemic and am involved in the evaluation of the viral effect in these cases.

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Dr. Maria Ledin
Forensic Expert
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority

 

Biography

Dr. Maria Ledin has been a forensic expert at the Swedish National Forensic Centre (NFC), formerly the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science (SKL) since 1999. During this time, her main areas of expertise have been comparison of tool marks and footwear marks, but she has also experience in fingerprint development and identification, physical matches and counterfeit coins.

Maria has been involved in the quality assurance of footwear mark comparisons within the Swedish Police and in the subsequent training of footwear mark examiners.

As of today, Maria Ledin specialises in tool marks. Her core duties involve forensic casework, development of reporting and examination methods for tool marks, and research and development of vacuum seal comparisons.

Over the years, she has developed a particular interest in how to apply research results in casework as well as approaches for increasing the knowledge of tool marks by collecting and analysing information from casework and tool manufacturing. Maria Ledin received her Ph.D. in 1994 from the Linköping University, Sweden on the adsorption of metals to microorganisms in soil systems and continued her research by studying microbiology in mine waste.

  

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Dr. Elisabet Leitet, PhD
Forensic Expert
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority

 

Biography

Elisabet Leitet is a forensic expert with specialty in face biometrics and image analysis.  She has a background in physics and a PhD in astronomy from Uppsala University.

Elisabet is leading the implementation of facial recognition 1:N searches against the Swedish mugshot database. She is also a forensic expert in manual facial image comparison, and leads the work at NFC to develop a score-to-LR method where a facial recognition algorithm is used for evaluation purposes for facial comparisons.

Elisabet represents the NFC in international experts groups such as the Interpol expert facial working group (IEFWG) and the American based Facial Identification Scientific Working group (FISWG), and is a team member of the EU-projects TELEFI and PERSONA. During 2017/2018, Elisabet was working for the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs as investigator specializing in forensics.

  

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Mr. Jonas Malmborg, M. Sc.
Forensic Expert
National Forensic Centre, Swedish Police Authority

Biography

Jonas Malmborg is a forensic expert practioneer and R&D coordinator at the Swedish National Forensics Centre (NFC). His primary case work focus is related to the forensic analysis of oils and fat.

He is a member of the European Oil Spill Identification Network (Bonn-OSINet) and is currently involved in the development of an international standard for oil spill identification.

Prior to his 12 years in forensics, he has a background from chemical industry and has published research in the fields of pharmaceutical and biogas development. His forensic research papers relates to the source identification of spilled diesel fuels. Validation of values attached to forensic evidence and pushing R&D forward in the fields of chemical analysis and marks remains a core interest.

Jonas Malmborg received his M.Sc. in chemistry from Linköping University in 1995.   

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

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Biography

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Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Mr. Erwin J.A.T. Mattijssen, MSc
Forensic Scientist
Netherlands Forensic Institute

Biography

Erwin J.A.T. Mattijssen received a BSc degree in Biology at Leiden University in 2007 and MSc degrees in Forensic Science at the University of Amsterdam in 2009 (cum laude) and in Teaching Biology at Leiden University in 2010.

In 2010 he started working as a forensic firearm examiner at the Netherlands Forensic Institute. In addition to his work as an examiner, he is the R&D coordinator of the Firearm and Toolmarks section and is a member of the NFI’s R&D guidance committee.

Since 2013, he also works as coordinator and lecturer for the course ‘Observer Based Techniques’ within the MSc program ‘Forensic Science’ at the University of Amsterdam.

In 2015 he started his PhD project in collaboration with the Radboud University Nijmegen and Leiden University in the Netherlands. This project focuses on the human factor in forensic science. Recent studies focused on 1) the occurrence of bias during forensic casework and on the implementation of procedures to minimize this, 2) the validity and reliability of examiners’ source judgments and 3) the ability of examiners to provide calibrated degree of support or frequency of occurrence judgments.   

Dr. Amalia Brouver-Stamoli

Dr. Martina McBride
Director of Science and Development
Forensic Science, Ireland

Biography

I have worked as a Forensic Scientist for 30 years, firstly as a Forensic Biologist and then in the DNA area. I have worked in and managed sexual assault, volume crime and serious crime teams.  I have experience in Body fluid detection, DNA, BPA, Fibres and crime scene analysis.  I have also managed a Chemistry team and trained in reporting footwear/ marks cases. As the Chemistry team manager I had a good overview of paint, glass and firearm residue thought I have never reported in these areas.

In the past I have been a member and the Chairperson of the Body Fluid Forum (BFF) which is a UK and Irish research and development group sponsored by the AFSP.

I am now Director of Science and Development in Forensic Science Ireland.  One of my roles in FSI is to develop a strong R and D culture and foster innovation. I am also responsible for the Quality system and accreditation.   

Dr Martina McBride

Professor Dr. Didier Meuwly
Principal Scientist, Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and Chair Forensic Biometrics University of Twente
The Netherlands

Biography

Didier Meuwly is born in Fribourg, Switzerland. After a classical education (Latin / Philosophy), he graduated as a criminalist and criminologist (1993) and received his PhD (2000) at the School for Forensic Science (ESC) of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

He currently shares his time between the Forensic Institute of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice (Netherlands Forensic Institute – NFI), where he is a principal scientist, and the University of Twente (UT), where he holds the chair of Forensic Biometrics from 2013 onwards. He specializes in the automation and validation of the probabilistic evaluation of forensic evidence, and more specifically biometric traces. From 2002 to 2004 he worked as a senior forensic scientist at the R & D department of the UK Forensic Science Service (FSS), then an executive agency of the UK Ministry of the Interior.

Didier has served as a criminalist in several international terrorist cases on request of the ICTY, STL, UN and UK, has authored and coauthored more than 60 scientific publications and book chapters in the field of forensic science.

Didier is an associate and guest editor of Forensic Science International (FSI), a member of the R & D standing committee for research and development of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and a member of the ISO Technical Committee 272 editing the first ISO forensic science standard (21043).   

Professor Didier Meuwly

Dr. Nada Milisavljevic 

Biography

Nada Milisavljević is the team leader and the scientific coordinator for the area of Fight against Crime and Terrorism (FCT) in the unit “Innovation and Security Research” of the Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME). The research area of FCT encompasses various branches of forensics, with the applications to fighting cybercrime and organised crime, police cooperation, and counter-terrorism.

Before joining the European Commission, Nada was a researcher at the “Signal and Image processing Centre” (SIC) of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium, and she is (co)author of around 100 scientific publications, mainly in the areas of image processing and data fusion. Nada holds a Bachelor and a Master degree in electrical engineering, and a PhD degree in applied sciences.

Dr Martina McBride

Dr. Tereza Neocleous
Senior Lecturer in Statistics
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Biography

Tereza Neocleous is a senior lecturer in statistics at the University of Glasgow. She holds a BA in the Mathematical Tripos from the University of Cambridge, and MSc and PhD degrees in Statistics from the University of Illinois.

Tereza is an applied statistician with research interests in the areas of quantile regression, multilevel models and multivariate data analysis. She has worked on statistical models for health, epidemiology and forensic science applications with special focus on chemometrics and phonetics.

For the past decade Tereza has been involved in training forensic scientists in the use of statistics as an instructor at the FORSTAT workshops. Tereza is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and of the Royal Statistical Society, where she has previously served as a committee member of the Statistics and Law Section. She is currently a committee member of the Special Interest Group on Women in Data Science and Statistics. Tereza was one of the recipients of the 2018 Maths and Computing Suffrage Science awards.   

Dr. Tereza Neocleous

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid
Professor of Forensic Science and Director Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science enior Lecturer in Statistics
University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Biography

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid is an award winning Chartered Chemist and Authorised forensic scientist. She is a Professor of Forensic Science and Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. She has been involved in forensic science education, research and casework for over 25 years.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and holds fellowships of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, the Royal Statistical Society and the UK Association of Fire Investigators.

Niamh has previously chaired the ENFSI working group for fire and explosion investigation  and the INTERPOL forensic science managers symposium.  She was vice chair of the scientific advisory board of the International Criminal Court for 6 years and acts as an advisor to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  She is an appointed Commissioner on the Dundee Drugs Commission investigating drug related deaths in Dundee.

Niamh has received a range awards including the ENFSI distinguished scientist award, the Pete Ganci award for services to fire investigation and the Stephen Fry Award for public engagement.  Her Centre was awarded a UK National Gold Watermark for public engagement in 2019.  She has published over 200 peer reviewed research papers and book chapters and holds a research grant portfolio in excess of £28 million.

  

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid

Adjunct Professor Anders Nordgaard, Reader, PhD, LL.D h.c. 
Statician
National Forensic Centre – NFC Forensic Science enior Lecturer in Statistics
Swedish Police Authority 

Biography

I work as a forensic specialist in statistics with tasks mostly related to probabilistic evidence evaluation and theory of evidence. I’m also naturally involved with sampling issues and data analysis in quality and development projects of different kinds.

I have a 35 years’ background as teacher and researcher in statistics at Linköping University, Sweden, where I part-time still give courses and supervise thesis work. I have co-operaded with researchers at The Swedish Defence Research Agency and at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden in forensic statitics projects funded by several Swedish research councils.

I have also co-operated with researchers from many forensic laboratories/institutes and universities around Europe in projects on evidence evaluation and chemometrics funded by European Union through ENFSI.

I have since 2007 been an agreement holder (consultant) in several coordinated research projects on food safety funded and organised by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, with project participants from development countries in the entire world.  I am Editor-in-chief of Law, Probability & Risk (Oxford University Press) since 2016.   

Adjunct Professor Anders Nordgaard

Dr. Bart Nys
Research Coordinator
National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC)
Brussels, Belgium

Biography

Bart Nys (°1965) obtained a PhD. in physical chemistry from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in 1992. He started working as a forensic scientist at the National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC) in 1994 as a gunshot residue expert. Since 2009, he is additionally responsible for the organisation of scientific research activities at the NICC as the institute’s R&D Coordinator. As such, he is responsible for the development of an external network comprised of national, regional and international organisations and scientific stakeholders. A special role in his project coordinating work is reserved for the EU–sponsored projects through the EU research programmes ISF-Police and Horizon2020.

He has been closely involved in the activities of the ENFSI Firearms/GSR Working Group since 1995 and he remains to this day active in the scientific developments within this group. Since 2013 he is a member of the Research and Development Standing Committee of ENFSI, acting as its chairman from 2015 to 2018.

Since ENFSI has recently taken an interest in providing training and education for forensic experts in the CBRN area, his current interests also include establishing common training and awareness programmes for forensic and CBRN experts. In this context he is active in a number of national and international projects and has worked as a lecturer for CEPOL in context of the course 80/2018: Forensic investigation in CBRN contaminated environment/terrorist attack.   

Dr. Bart Nys

Dr. Tapani Reinikainen
National Bureau of Investigation – NBI
Finnish Police
Vantaa, Finland

Biography

Dr Tapani Reinikainen is working as the Director of R & D of the NBI Forensic Laboratory. He has PhD in Biochemistry and he has been working at NBI since 2004. He is responsible for the forensic laboratory research project portfolio and strategic development of the forensic tools for the Finnish Police.

He is highly experienced project manager and has been leading research and development programs (Forensics, Biotechnology, IT) in Finnish Police, Industry (Danisco, Cultor) and academia (VTT, Biotechnology). His main interests are development and application of novel forensic tools, evaluative reporting and improvement of working processes.

Dr. Bart Nys

Distinguished Professor Claude Roux, , PhD, FRSN
Professor of Forensic Science and Director, UTS Centre for Forensic Science
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Biography

Claude Roux is a Professor of Forensic Science and the founding Director of the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Technology Sydney. His research activities cover a broad spectrum of forensic science, including microtraces and chemical criminalistics, documents, fingerprints, forensic intelligence and the contribution of forensic science to policing and security. His professional motivation has been largely driven by his vision of forensic science as a distinctive academic and holistic research-based discipline.

Claude has a long history of establishing strong partnership with a variety of government and industry organisations. He has published more than 190 refereed papers and 26 book chapters.

His research has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group, the US Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office and the US National Institute of Justice.

Claude is a member of a number of expert and advisory groups in Australia and overseas. He is the current President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), immediate Past-President of the Australian & NZ Forensic Science Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court. He earned his undergraduate and PhD degrees in forensic science and criminology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.   

Distinguished Professor Claude Roux

Dr. Justice Tettey
Chief, Laboratory and Scientific Section
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Biography

Dr. Justice Tettey holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) degree from the University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and degrees of Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Analysis (quality management) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (pharmaceutical analysis and drug metabolism studies) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

Dr. Tettey joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2008 as Chief of the Laboratory and Scientific Section, Division of Policy Analysis. He is responsible for the implementation of the Office’s Global Scientific and Forensic Services Programme, the Global Synthetic Drugs Monitoring Analysis Reporting and Trends (SMART) Programme and the Integrated Strategy on the Global Opioid Crisis.

Dr. Tettey has over 28 years of experience in various aspects of medicines regulation and international drug control and has published extensively on a wide range of topics including, pharmaceutical analysis, drug metabolism and toxicity, illicit synthetic drug markets, international drug policy and forensic science. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry of the United Kingdom in 2008 and an honorary degree of the Doctor of Laws by the University of Dundee, United Kingdom in 2019.   

Dr. Justice Tettey

Professor Dr. Adrianus Cornelis (Arian) van Asten
Program Director of the Master Forensic Science (MFS),
Co-director of the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC)
University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science and van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Biography

Arian van Asten was appointed in 2018 as full professor in Forensic Analytical Chemistry and On-scene Chemical Analysis at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is also the co-director of the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC), the Amsterdam Center for Forensic Science and Medicine, and the director of the Master’s program in Forensic Science of the UvA, a unique 2-year MSc curriculum on forensic science in the Netherlands.

Prior to his appointment he worked for 12 years at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) as department head, professor by special appointment and as coordinator of R&D programs and complex/international cases.

Before entering the forensic domain, he worked for 10 years in industry (AkzoNobel and Unilever).

Van Asten holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry (specialization chromatography and polymer analysis) and received the Kolthoff award of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV) for his PhD thesis in 1996. He is member of the editorial board of Forensic Chemistry and of the scientific advisory board of the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS) and the National Forensic Center (NFC) of Sweden. His current research interests include rapid, mobile and on-scene chemical analysis in forensic science and other fields, chemical profiling and forensic intelligence of explosives, chemical agents, drugs of abuse and ignitable liquids, robust identification of NPS isomers, forensic toxicological analysis of alternative matrices, chemical imaging in forensic science and forensic applications of comprehensive gas and liquid chromatography.

He has (co)authored 49 peer reviewed scientific papers on analytical chemistry, polymer characterization and forensic science (h-index 21 – Google Scholar, June 2020 including self-citation). Van Asten has been involved in several successful forensic science applications in Dutch and European funding programs and currently supervises several PhD projects in forensic chemistry.

  

Professor Dr. Arian van Asten

Sheila Willis, D.Sc. hc ; Honorary Professor University of Dundee
Employer Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science , University of Dundee
United Kingdom

Biography

Sheila Willis studied Chemistry in University College Dublin where she carried out research for her Ph.D. degree in Organometallic Chemistry and was honoured to receive Alumni Award for Science in 2017 and an honorary doctorate for her contribution to forensic science in Ireland in 2019. She is now a Fellow of Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science and an Honorary Professor of University of Dundee.

She spent most of her career in Forensic Science Ireland where she was Director General 2002-2017.

From 2017-2019 she was a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US, where she was part of a team reviewing the scientific foundations of DNA mixture interpretation.

She has been active in professional affaires including ENFSI throughout her career and is now President elect of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

She was on the scientific committee of the European Academy meetings in 2006, 2009 and 2012. She served on the editorial board of Science and Justice 2007-2014 and Forensic Science – Policy and Management 2007-2014, editorial board of the Special Edition of Forensic Science International 2012, 2015 and 2018. She was guest editor of that edition in 2006.   

Honorary Professor Sheila Willis

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