Our faculty experts work with a range of partners to conduct research and provide forensic expertise. The collaboration among academic forensic science research and education, government agency forensic scientists and public-oriented corporate sponsors results in a synergistic environment for the advancement of forensic science.


  • Practicing forensic scientists provide years of experience and expertise with real-world scientific challenges
  • Academic researchers provide a second arena for scientific validation that enhances the defensibility of results in the courtroom and provides assistance to students to address research needs.
  • Government laboratories provide access to additional state-of-the-art facilities and expertise.

Shared Facilities

A combined total of more than 200 scientists work in local forensic laboratories conducting evidence examinations and offering expert testimony in state and federal courts. Partner facilities at FIU include: