Left to right: Alastair Ross (NIFS)
Professor Claude Roux
Philip Maynard and Ali Abbas.
Each year Australia’s leading forensic science organisation, the National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS) recognise outstanding national research and developments in the field of forensic science with its Best Paper Awards.
The 2010 award for Best Technical Paper titled “Forensic analysis of explosives using isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) – Part 1: Instrument validation of the DELTAplusXP IRMS for bulk nitrogen isotope ratio measurements” was presented to UTS PhD Graduate Sarah Benson, Professor Claude Roux, Senior Lecturer Dr Philip Maynard, in collaboration with other researchers - Chris Lennard from the University of Canberra and David Hill from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
Previous UTS PhD student Reza Alaeddini and UTS PhD Graduate Simon Walsh collaborating with Ali Abbas from the University of Sydney, received the 2010 Best Literature Review award for their paper on “Forensic implications of genetic analyses from degraded DNA-A”.
Alastair Ross, Director of the National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS), presented the awards to the successful recipients last month at an intimate event at UTS.
Since 2002, academics and PhD students from the UTS: Centre for Forensic Science have been successful in obtaining a number of NIFS Best Paper Awards reflecting the strong research capacity and commitment UTS has in the area of forensic science.