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Dr. John Frucci, EdD

School of Forensic Sciences

Arson, Explosives, Firearms and Toolmarks Investigation

Forensic Investigative Sciences

Educating and training first responders in Forensic Sciences in conjunction with professional duties, specifically those that conduct investigations involving in the areas: fire, explosives, firearms and toolmarks. Focusing on the safety of Hazardous Devices Bomb Technicians (HDBT), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Certified Explosive specialist, (CES) personnel through the research and testing of various tools and techniques used in the field.  Studying the effects of repetitive blast exposure effects on explosives personnel, including blast pressure wave effects on the body. Research concerning fire investigators and what they are exposed to at the post-fire scene and how they can be protected, specifically inhalation issues.


Dr. Matthew Green, PhD

School of Forensic Sciences

Arson, Explosives, Firearms and Toolmarks Investigation 

Teaches courses in pyrotechnic and explosive chemistry, as well as chemistry laboratory instrumentation. Serves as a visiting chemist instructor for the ATF’s Homemade Explosives Course and Raven’s Challenge. Research interests include energetic material characterization, explosive sensitivity testing, pyrotechnics, and fire investigations. Goals of research are centered around increased awareness, understanding, and safety for bomb technicians and investigators.


Dr. Jun Fu, PhD

School of Forensic Sciences

Forensic Biology/DNA

Teaches courses in forensic biology/DNA track and directs the Human Identity Testing Laboratory.  Research interests include studying the degradation pattern of mRNA from dried body fluid stains to estimate the TsD (time since deposition). 


Dr. Jarrad Wagner, PhD

School of Forensic Sciences

Forensic Chemistry/Toxicology

Research Interests include analytical method development and validation in forensic toxicology, trace chemistry and clinical toxicology applications.  Areas of emphasis include pain management, driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), and clandestine laboratories from a mechanistic and public health perspective.


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