[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100351]
Researchers Prof Claude Roux; Prof Christopher Lennard; A/Prof Andrew McDonagh; Dr Xanthe Spindler; Dr Hadrian Fraval; Dr Eric Wenger; Mr Scott Osborn; Dr Bryan Found; Mr Robert Hayes
Brief description This project aims to develop a nanotechnology-based fingermark detection technique applicable in standard police laboratories and crime scenes. Current methods only detect half the fingermarks on an object, so many criminals are not identified. This project will use silicon oxide nanoparticles with a luminescent dye to target fingermark secretion components and address interference from substrate chemistries and background luminescence. Moving away from traditional detection methods is expected to improve law enforcement outcomes, as fingermarks that current technologies cannot detect will be visualised for the first time.
Funding Amount $380,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects