September 13, 2019 Meeting
Please join us for our first meeting of the Fall Semester on Friday, September 13. Professor Al Hazari (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) will be presenting a talk titled Forensic Chemistry. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM in room 101 of the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on the campus of the University of Evansville. A campus map can be found at: https://www.evansville.edu/campusmap/
Abstract: Forensic chemistry is unique among the chemical sciences in that its research, practice, and presentation must meet the needs of both the scientific and the legal communities. A forensic chemist’s job is to assist in the ID of unknown materials found at a crime scene. He or she has a wide selection of analytical methods and scientific instruments to help identify unknown substances. It takes skill, art, and the science of comparison. If you are a fan of true-crime stories or mystery fiction, or are just curious about the science behind shows like CSI, this talk promises to give you a great introduction to this exciting field.