5th May 2006




University of Lincoln academic Professor Peter White has been elected a Fellow of the Forensic Science Society.


Professor White, who is Professor of Forensic Science in the university’s Department of Forensic and Biomedical Sciences, has been made a Fellow in recognition of his contribution as a forensic scientist, researcher and leading academic over 30 years.


He began his forensic career with the Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory in London, working in a research group which had a worldwide reputation for developing new analytical methods to solve casework-related problems.


After 15 years he joined the Forensic Science Unit at the University of Strathclyde, where he introduced and developed the technique of Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of trace materials of forensic interest.


He was promoted to the Director of the Forensic Science Unit and was also a member of the Forensic Science Society’s Academic and Education Committee.


While at Strathclyde Professor White was concerned that there was no suitable text for undergraduate and postgraduate forensic science students.


Through his contacts, and acting as the editor, he invited eminent practitioners to contribute chapters to ‘Crime Scene to Court - The Essentials of Forensic Science’, which is now recognised as one of the leading textbooks on the subject.


The second edition was published in 2004 and reached the top ten in the UK science best sellers list.


Nearly three years ago the University of Lincoln appointed Professor White as the Professor of Forensic Science to head the Forensic Science Group.


He has achieved a major collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark to pursue his Raman spectroscopy studies and has also secured a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with a local explosives company.



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