UTS Library

Women in Forensic Science - Exhibition

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1-2pm, 17 August
Level 2 - Library Foyer
UTS Library

As part of National Science Week and the Sydney Science Festival, UTS Library is showcasing the work of four of UTS's leading postgraduate researchers. Women in Forensic Science invites you to view and interact with the exhibit. Featuring:

Verena Taudte – Gunshot residue analysis
Verena is originally from Germany and studied Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. During her Master’s degree she had the great opportunity to go for an exchange to the University of Wollongong. After returning to Germany, she decided to come back to Australia to do her PhD. Since she has always had a great fascination for the combination of Chemistry and Forensics, she applied for her PhD at UTS, which she just completed.

Maiken Ueland – Textile degradation patterns
Maiken Ueland completed her BSc (Hons) in forensic science in Canada in 2012, she then moved to Australia to pursue further studies. Maiken recently finished her PhD degree here at UTS under the supervision of Associate Professor Barbara Stuart and Professor Shari Forbes. 

Mackenzie de la Hunty – Fingerprints on porous surfaces
Mackenzie began at UTS in 2008, where she has since graduated with a Bachelor of Forensic Science in Applied Chemistry (First Class Honours), and has almost completed a PhD. Her research focus has always been in Forensic Chemistry, specifically the chemical development of latent fingermark residue on porous surfaces, like paper. 

Morgan Philp – Developing new and novel presumptive colour tests for new psychoactive compounds
Morgan completed her undergraduate degree in a Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her research involved the development of a new presumptive chemical colour test for the detection of the new psychoactive piperazine analogues. Morgan is currently a PhD candidate at UTS researching in the field of molecular sensing for preliminary illicit drug detection of other new psychoactive substances, such as the synthetic cathinones.

The exhibition runs from 9 - 26 August.

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