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Marcel de Puit

Marcel de Puit

Forensic Chemist, Netherlands Forensic Institute

After a position at Pfizer (Sandwich, UK) and Specs Compound Handling (Delft, NL) Dr. Marcel de Puit was recruited by the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) as the Research Lead for Fingerprint Research in 2007. From 2015 Marcel is a part-time Associate Professor at the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft). 

Marcel’s experience in research started at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK) with a R&D traineeship as a part his BSc-studies, under the supervision of prof. P. J. Kocienski. After finishing the BSc-degree he took up a PhD position at the University of Leeds, UK, again under the supervision of prof. Kocienski.

Marcel's research interest range from the development of new visualisation reagents to the chemical analysis of fingerprints. The research so far has resulted in some interesting insights in the development and the chemical profiling of latent fingerprints. The chemical profiling can in future be used to estimate the age of fingerprints and establish certain habits of the donor. At present a research project on the use of fingerprints for the evaluation of hypotheses at activity level is ongoing.

As founding father of the European Division of The International Association for Identification Marcel is a member of the board of directors and currently the treasurer.

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