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Solving Crimes Using Light with Ewelina Mistek 

Mistek, a Forensic Scientist and Ph.D. Student in Chemistry, is Researching a Radiation Detection Technique Known as Raman Spectroscopy   

Photo by Patrick Dodson.  

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Ewelina Mistek, a Ph.D. student in the University at Albany’s Department of Chemistry, researches how to identify and analyze small traces of bodily fluids using Raman Spectroscopy. On this episode of the UAlbany News Podcast, Mistek explains how this radiation detection technique could help crime scene investigators collect and preserve evidence.

Earlier this year, Mistek was selected to participate in the NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship Program funded by the National Institute of Justice. She is one of the 20 graduate students nationwide that were chosen for the program.

Mistek’s mentor is Igor Lednev, a chemistry professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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