Bill joined the light microscopy group of McCrone Associates, Inc. in 1998. He currently specializes in microanalysis of small particles utilizing stereoscopic, polarized and fluorescence light microscopy with expertise in micro-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. A strong background in forensic science fields of drug analysis, trace evidence, fire debris and crime scene analysis gives Bill a broad background for solving difficult problems that may be traced back to small particles or trace residues. Bill spent 25 years developing particle handling, sample isolation and preparation, materials comparison and material identification skills in the analysis of countless unknown and complex samples of unknown origin.
B.A., Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists – Past President and recipient of the
2002 Distinguished Scientist Award
Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
ASTM – Criminalistics Section – member of E-30 Forensic Science Committee and
representative to the American Board of Criminalistics Examinations Committee
American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners (ASTEE)
Certified Diplomat by the American Board of Criminalistics since 1993
Training in Forensic Microscopy, The Microscope, Volume 42, No. 2, 1994, pp.51-53
The Identification of Sodium Metal Utilizing Microscopic Techniques, The Microscope,
Volume 42, No. 2, 1994, pp. 49-50
Small Particle Identification of Fire Extinguisher Residues, The Microscope,
Volume 43, No. 2, 1995, pp 71-75
Microscopy in the Changing World of Trace Evidence, The Microscope, Volume 45,
No. 1, 1997, pp. 15-18
Presentations and workshops for forensic organizations, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Chemical Society, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Inter-Micro, and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
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