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Development of latent fingermarks from eco-friendly plastic bags

   School of Life Sciences

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  Dr Kyp Georgiou, Dr Lata Gautam, Dr Nathalie Zahra  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Research Group

Forensic and Investigative Sciences Research Group

Proposed supervisory team

Dr Kyp Georgiou

This project will be jointly supervised with Dr Lata Gautam and Dr Nathalie Zahra and in collaboration with the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL).


Impression evidence, trace analysis

Summary of the research project

Eco-friendly bags are bags manufactured using materials which are environmentally friendly. In recent years, fingermark development techniques have seen a decline in the quality of marks developed from such surfaces and this could be associated with the “new” types of bags. This research is focused on understanding the chemical interactions between eco-friendly bags and fingermark development techniques but also understanding the surface chemistry which may be impacting on fingermark development techniques.

Where you'll study



This project is self-funded.

Details of studentships for which funding is available are selected by a competitive process and are advertised on our jobs website as they become available.

Next steps

If you wish to be considered for this project, you will need to apply for our Forensic & Investigative Sciences PhD. In the section of the application form entitled 'Outline research proposal', please quote the above title and include a research proposal.

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