Upcoming Events

January 12, 2015
Spring semester begins

January 22-25, 2015
Sanibel Conference on Security and Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry
Clearwater Beach, FL

February 16-21, 2015
AAFS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

March 8-12, 2015
PittCon, New Orleans, LA

May 4-8, 2015
Final exam week

May 8, 2015
Commencement

 

Contact Us

Forensic Science Program
School of Criminal Justice
655 Auditorium Road
Rm 560 Baker Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

E-mail: forsci@msu.edu
Tel: 517-353-7133

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Publications

K.M. McManaman; R. Waddell Smith. Effect of Extraction Procedure and Gas Chromatography Temperature Program on Discrimination of MDMA Exhibits. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014, 59, 327.

K.R. Prather; S.E.. Towner; V.L. McGuffin; R. Waddell Smith. Effect of Substrate Interferences from High-Density Polyethylene on Association of Simulated Ignitable Liquid Residues with the Corresponding Liquid. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014, 59, 52.

M.A. Bodnar Willard; R. Waddell Smith; V.L. McGuffin. Statistical Approach to Establish the Equivalence of Unabbreviated Mass Spectra. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 2014, 28, 83.

K.R. Prather; V.L. McGuffin; R. Waddell Smith. Effect of Evaporation and Matrix Interferences on the Association of Simulated Ignitable Liquid Residues to the Corresponding Liquid Standard. Forensic Science International 2012, 222, 242.

M.A. Bodnar Willard; V.L. McGuffin; R. Waddell Smith. Forensic Analysis of Salvia divinorum using Multivariate Statistical Procedures. Part I: Discrimination from Related Salvia Species. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2012, 402, 843.

M.A. Bodnar Willard; V.L. McGuffin; R. Waddell Smith. Forensic Analysis of Salvia divinorum using Multivariate Statistical Procedures. Part II: Association of Adulterated Samples to S. divinorum. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2012, 402, 843.

P. J. Giebink; R. Waddell Smith. Development of Microwave-Assisted Extraction Procedure for Organic Impurity Profiling of Seized 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2011, 56, 1483.

R.N. Udey; B.C. Hunter; R. Waddell Smith. Differentiation of Bullet Type Based on Analysis of Gunshot Residue Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2011, 56, 1268.

J.M. Baerncopf; V.L. McGuffin; R. Waddell Smith. Association of Ignitable Liquid Residues to Neat Ignitable Liquids in the Presence of Matrix Interferences using Chemometric Procedures. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2011, 56, 71.

L.M. LaGoo; L.S. Schaeffer; David W. Szymanski; R. Waddell Smith. Detection of Gunshot Residue in Blowfly Larvae and Decomposing Porcine Tissue using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Journal of Forensic Sciences 2010, 55, 624.

J.M. Baerncopf; V.L. McGuffin; R. Waddell Smith. Effect of GC Temperature Program on the Association and Discrimination of Diesel Samples. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2010, 55, 185.

E.A. McGaw; D.W. Szymanski; R. Waddell Smith. Determination of Trace Elemental Concentrations in Document Papers for Forensic Comparison using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2009, 54, 1163.

E.A. McGaw; D.W. Szymanski; R. Waddell Smith. Characterization of Undigested Particulate Material following Microwave Digestion of Recycled Document Papers. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2009, 54, 1171.

R. Waddell Smith; V.L. McGuffin. The Need for Research in Forensic Science. Editorial for Special Issue on Forensic Analysis. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2009, 394, 1985.

L.J. Marshall; J.W. McIlroy; V.L. McGuffin; R. Waddell Smith. Association and Discrimination of Diesel Fuels using Chemoemtric Procedures. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2009, 394, 2049.

G.A. Scherperel; G.E. Reid; R. Waddell Smith. Characterization of Smokeless Powders using Nanoelectrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (nESI-MS). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2009, 394, 2019.

A.M. Hupp; L.J. Marshall; Dahlia I. Campbell; R. Waddell Smith; V.L. McGuffin. Chemometric Analysis of Diesel Fuel for Forensic and Environmental Applications. Analytica Chimica Acta 2008, 606, 159.

R.J.H. Waddell Smith. A Review of Recent Advances in Profiling Illicit MDMA Samples. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2007, 52, 1297.

N. NicDaéid; R.J.H. Waddell. The Analytical and Chemometric Procedures used to Profile Illicit Drug Seizures. Talanta 2005, 67, 280.

D. Fliegel; R. Waddell; V. Majidi; D. Günther; C. Lewis. Quantification of Aromatic and Halogenated Hydrocarbons and Alcohol Mixtures at the Elemental, Structural, and Parent Molecular Ion Level. Analytical Chemistry 2005, 77, 1847.

R. Waddell; C. Lewis; W. Hang; C. Hassell; V. Majidi. Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Elemental Speciation: Applications in the New Millennium. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews 2005, 40, 33.

R. Waddell; D.E. Dale; M. Monagle; S.A. Smith. Determination of High Explosives from a PTFE Wipe using Thermal Desorption-Gas Chromatography with Electron-Capture Detection. Journal of Chromatography A 2005, 1062, 125.

A. Nordon; R.J.H. Waddell; L.J. Bellamy; A. Gachagan; D. McNab; D. Littlejohn; G. Hayward. Monitoring of a Heterogeneous Reaction by Acoustic Emission. Analyst 2004, 129, 463.

R.J.H. Waddell; N. NicDaéid; D. Littlejohn. Classification of Ecstasy Tablets using Trace Metal Analysis with the Application of Chemometric Procedures and Artificial Neural Network Algorithms. Analyst 2004, 129, 235.

K.C. Carter; Y.S. Finnon; N. NicDaéid; D. Robson; R. Waddell. The Effect of Nitrostyrene on Cell Proliferation and Macrophage Immune Responses. Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology 2002, 24, 2.

R.J.H. Waddell; D. Littlejohn; N. NicDaéid. Preliminary Studies Identifying and Quantifying Trace Metal Impurities in Illicit Ecstasy Tablets using Atomic Spectrometry Techniques. Problems of Forensic Sciences 2001, 47, 413.