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Development of latent fingermarks using wet powder suspensions

   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

Wet Powder Suspension is a technique used to develop latent fingermarks from semi-porous and non-porous surfaces. Although previous research assessed the effectiveness of this technique from various surfaces, the exact mechanism in which powder suspension works is not known. This project will examine various formulations of wet powder suspensions and will investigate the chemical interactions between fingermarks and wet powder suspensions.

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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