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In a world filled with so many threats, preventing disaster and violence through research and working with communities is a major priority for our students and researchers.


Doctoral students are looking to develop quicker and more cost-effective ways to detect on-site explosives


FIU’s new institute, the International Women, Gender and Violence Institute, was created with the goal of spreading a deeper understanding of related issues to stop the cycle of violence against women at the local, national, and global level.

Shark Fin Forensics

Through the use of DNA, we are tracing the origin of shark fins and species of shark in the lucrative trade.


Researchers are developing a faster method of on-site screening for crime scene samples under the current 90 minutes. 


To stop counterfeit currency, students are specializing in innovative methods to analyze inks and determine counterfeit currency and documents


We are working with the Miami-Dade County Police Department, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the United States Department of Agriculture, among others to advance forensic science and techniques.


Support our development of novel and efficient techniques to stop crime. Contact or 305-348-4349.