Forensic science experts present latest research, new technologies

FIU News story posted by Ayleen Barbel Fattal

NBC 6 South Florida news video, May 5


FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) recently hosted its annual forensic science symposium May 5-6, 2015, at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs building at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

In its fourth year, the symposium brought together law enforcement agencies, industry and academia to share knowledge and showcase cutting-edge research. FIU faculty and students as well as forensic science professionals covered topics including predicting physical appearance from DNA, marine and underwater investigations, a new method for explosives detection, screening for designer drugs and rapid detection of “Flakka” – a new highly addictive synthetic amphetamine-like stimulant.

Professionals interested in learning more about IFRI’s Professional Science Master in Forensic Science degree can contact Dr. Tatiana Trejos at or visit for information on this new and exciting graduate track in the IFRI program.

The symposium included a student poster session and reception on Tuesday, May 5. Workshops and breakout sessions took place Wednesday, May 6. This event was free and open to students, faculty and forensic science professionals.

For information, visit To view the complete program, click here.

2015 IFRI Forensic Science Symposium Program and Proceedings May 5-6, 2015:

Please click on the following to download prior year Symposium Programs:
2014 IFRI Forensic Science Symposium Program
2013 IFRI Forensic Science Symposium Program
2012 IFRI Forensic Science Symposium Program