Research Lab: Yu

Dr. Jorn Yu is a Professor in the Forensic Science Department. Dr. Yu has more than eight years of practical forensic working experience with the Forensic Science Center in Taipei, Taiwan, and more than ten years of teaching and research experience in forensic science. Dr. Yu is a Fellow with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also holds a forensic certificate (Diplomat-ABC) with the American Board of Criminalistics in the certification area of comprehensive criminalistics. His research lab is working on field trace chemical analysis and crime scene reconstruction. The ultimate goal in his research lab is to develop investigative intelligence by forensic examination of physical evidence.

Yu’s lab specializes in trace chemical analysis for forensic applications.

Analytical platforms in Yu’s lab include:
  • Ion mobility spectrometer
  • Handheld Raman spectrometer
  • Headspace – solid-phase microextraction – gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
  • Magnetic carbon nanotubes for dispersive solid-phase extraction
  • Molecularly imprinted polymers
  • Pyrolysis - gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
Current research project in Yu’s research lab include:
  • Innovative technological process for intelligent crime scene investigation
  • Application of transfer learning in chemical forensics
  • Application of nanomaterials in the extraction of trace metabolites from biological samples
  • Headspace chemical forensics for the analysis of physical evidence, such as cannabis, mushrooms, gunshot residues, designer drugs, pheromones, etc.

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