Emily Lichtenberger

Emily Lichtenberger Portrait in Hunt LibraryEmily graduated with her B.S. in Polymer and Color Chemistry in May 2014 from North Carolina State University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Fiber and Polymer Science under Dr. Nelson Vinueza. She has a keen interest in forensic science and how mass spectrometry can be utilized as a technique to improve evidence analysis. Her research is focused in identifying applications and developing methods for a unique microfluidic extraction device coupled with mass spectrometry. Two areas of concentration are (1) ink analysis from questioned documents and (2) multiple drug analysis from different substrates in a collaboration with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. She is looking forward to continuing this research in her graduate career: developing methods of identification that can be utilized in evidence analysis and becoming an expert in her field.