Scott F. Stoeffler

Senior Research Microscopist | McCrone Associates
Instructor | Hooke College of Applied Sciences
25+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Scott joined the light microscopy group at McCrone Associates in 1997. He currently specializes in microanalysis of small particles and contaminants using polarized light microscopy, infrared microspectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry. Scott previously worked for 11 years as a trace evidence examiner with the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division, where he developed expertise in the analysis of a variety of materials, including fibers, glass, paint and explosives. He is a member of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, where he has served as treasurer and president, as well as belonging to the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners and the Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis. He teaches the Forensic Fiber Identification Course at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences, and assists with the Pharmaceutical Materials and Contaminants Course.

B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 1983
M.S., Forensic Chemistry, Northeastern University, 1986

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
American Board of Criminalistics (Diplomate)
Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis
Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society
American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners

E.F.Schumacher, S.F. Stoeffler, C.S. Schwandt, K.J. Diebold “Environmental Monitoring During Decommissioning of a CNT Manufacturing Facility using Polarized Light Microscopy and FE-SEM” presented at the 2011 Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting, Nashville, TN
Stoeffler, S.F., Zdorkowski, T. “A Forum on Forensic Science Education,” presented at the 2011 American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Stoeffler, S.F., “Analysis of a Multi-Component White Powder Sample,” presented at the 2009 Joint Forensic Association Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

Al-Quran, S.Z., Magill, J.M., Werner, D., Stoeffler, S.F., Donnelly, W.H., “Factitious Intravascular Crystalline Granulomata: Sudden Death in Closet Intravenous Drug Abusers,” presented at the 2007 Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, San Diego, California.

Stoeffler, S.F., “Food Microscopy for Forensic Scientists,” presented at the 2007 American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

Stoeffler, S.F., “Analyzing the Unusual: Approaches to Identifying and Comparing Non-Standard Evidence Types,” presented at the 2006 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Advanced Trace Evidence Symposium, Ames, Iowa.

Stoeffler, S.F., “Think Outside the Bag – Trace Evidence in an Airbag Injury Case,” presented at the 2005 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

Stoeffler, S.F., “Over the Edge – An Unusual Case of Vehicular Homicide,” presented at the 2002 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Stoeffler, S.F., “The Use of Microscopical Methods for Characterization and Failure/Contamination Analysis of Adhesive Tapes,” presented at the Tech XXV Meeting of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2002.

Stoeffler, S.F., “Look Deeper into Samples Using Chemical Microscopy,” Practicing Oil Analysis, 4 (2) Sept-Oct. 2001, pp. 20-25.

Stoeffler, S.F., “A Flowchart System for the Identification of Common Synthetic Fibers by Polarized Light Microscopy,” Journal of Forensic Sciences, 41(2), pp. 297-299.

Stoeffler, S.F., “The White Glove Test – A Problem in Sampling and Industrial Inquiry,” presented at the 1995 Combined Meeting of the Midwestern and Southern Associations of Forensic Scientists, Paducah, Kentucky.

Stoeffler, S.F. and Poltorak, J., “The Persistence of Petroleum Based Wood Treatment Products in Fire Debris Samples,” presented at the 1994 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio.

Chapin, W.L., Stoeffler, S.F. and Brun-Conti, L., “A Look at Pearlescent Pigments,” presented at Inter/Micro 1994, Chicago, Illinois.

Brun-Conti, L. and Stoeffler, S.F., “Homemade Gelatin Lifters,” presented at the 1991 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri.

Stoeffler, S.F., “How Good is Your Evidence?” presented at the 1991 Northwest Ohio Arson Seminar, Toledo, Ohio.

Stoeffler, S.F., “Characterization of Inorganic Explosives Using Nitron as a Microcrystal Test Reagent,” presented at the 1987 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting, Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Barna, C.E. and Stoeffler, S.F., “A New Method for Cross-Sectioning Single Fibers,” Journal of Forensic Sciences, 32(3), pp. 761-767.