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IFRI faculty assist the Historical Museum of Miami with Forensic exhibit during the recent Crime in

Exhibitors from the Miami historical museum met with IFRI researchers Dr. Almirall and McCord for assistance in setting up a crime laboratory demonstration for their 2010 exhibition on crime in Miami. Pipettors and other DNA analysis equipment from Dr. McCord’s laboratory were loaned to the museum for the display. For more information on the exhibit, go to:

IFRI Director Jose Almirall was awarded a grant from the University of Rhode Island Dept. of Homelan

Dr. Jose Almirall was recently awarded a grant from the University of Rhode Island, Dept. of Homeland Security - Center of Excellence to develop improved methods to detect hidden home-made explosives. This effort is a collaboration with other top researchers in the field of explosives detection in the U.S.


Dr. Almirall receives 2 grants totaling $ 581,318 over 2 years.

Dr. Almirall recently received two research grants from the National Institute of Justice. The first grant is a research grant to improve the quality of Forensic Science evidence through improvements in analytical chemistry and the second grant is to train 150 forensic scientists from around the country in forensic examinations. The total grant funds awarded were $581,318 over two years.