Nicholas D. K. Petraco

Nicholas D. K. Petraco

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2002  PhD     University of Georgia (Quantum Chemistry)

1998  AB       Colgate University (Chemistry)


My research methods include: 1) Methods of statistical pattern recognition applied to toolmarks, soils, dust, footwear, gunshot residue, and instrumentation data from mixed and/or contaminated samples; 2) Quantum chemical computations on molecules with use or potential use in forensic science; 3) Data mining of crime information databases.

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Areas of expertise include: Statistical pattern recognition of trace evidence, Quantum Chemistry, and Mathematical Chemical Physics.

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