Developing and applying nanotechnologies to deliver solutions to forensic problems

Broadly speaking, our activities seek to apply materials science in a forensic context. Key areas of focus include:

  • New fingermark development strategies
  • Improving the specificity of presumptive testing for drugs of abuse
  • Assessing new and overlooked classes of evidence

Key themes

  • Safer, greener forensic processes
  • Delivering new functionality or clearer interpretation
  • Interdisciplinary, practitioner-informed research


Our team members collaborate closely with members of the Queensland Police Service to inform, validate, and disseminate our research outputs among active forensic practitioners. Through such collaboration we seek to mutually expand our respective capabilities.

Project team

Project leader: Dr William Gee

Interdisciplinary collaborators: Dr Donna MacGregor and Associate Professor Carney Matheson

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