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Our faculty experts work with a range of partners to conduct research and provide forensic expertise. The collaboration among academic faculty interested in forensic science research and education, practicing forensic scientists in law enforcement agencies, scientists in well-equipped government laboratories, 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: