Professor creates novel device

Jose Almirall

Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science director Jose Almirall created a new sampling device for ignitable liquid residue, or the evidence left behind at the scene of a fire, for use in investigations. Almirall was recognized for his device and was featured in a technical note in the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.

His contributions in forensic science as an FIU professor since 1998, as well as his 148 peer-reviewed scientific publications in the fields of analytical and forensic chemistry, have received national recognition. Almirall and his research group have received six U.S. patents, including his recent creation of the capillary microextraction of volatiles device. He also serves on several international and national advisory boards, including the NIST-sponsored Forensic Science Standards Board of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees.