Physics and chemistry

In the Department of Physics and Chemistry forensic physicists, chemists, botanists and geologists investigate a wide range of organic and inorganic material residues with non-human origin. Furthermore physicists do answer questions connected to theoretical problems also such as case reconstructions (way of human body’s falling). Chemists are involved in building of national databases and spectrum libraries (dyes, fibres, paints etc.) as well.

Our well trained and experienced forensic scientists analyze the scientific evidences on special analytical instruments, such as microscopes, GRIM3, SEM, SEM-EDS, Micro-XRF analyzer, FTIR and Raman microscopes.

Units:

  • Laboratory of Forensic Geology and Botany
  • Laboratory of Microtraces
  • Laboratory of Forensic Physics and Inorganic Analysis

Quality assured activities (forensic examinations of evidences listed below):

  • paints
  • fibres and textiles
  • human and animal hairs
  • glasses
  • metals
  • gunshot residues (GSR)

Other evidence types:

  • plastics,
  • vehicle bulbs,
  • Earth (soils, rocks, sediments, etc.) and building materials,
  • plant fragments,
  • chemicals with unknown compounds,
  • oils, rubbers, glues,
  • dyes, print cartridges, inks, seals.

 


Head of the Department of Physics and Chemistry:

Judit Sándor
Department of Physics and Chemistry

director, forensic chemist and botanist