Arian van Asten, Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, will give a guest lecture entitled “An introduction to the forensic investigation of explosives and explosions”. followed by Q&As as part of the course “Law Lab in International Criminal Law”
Arian van Asten is Professor of Forensic Analytical Chemistry and On-Scene Chemical Analysis at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). As part of his chair, Arian van Asten focussing on developing methods for forensic chemical identification and for the chemical characterisation of evidence. Moreover, he strives to develop methods, sensors and data platforms that enable rapid on-scene chemical analyses so that materials and objects can be examined immediately, for example at the crime scene.
Besides carrying out research, Van Asten teaches in the field of forensic and analytical chemistry and chemical field analyses, primarily to students of the Master’s programme in Forensic Science and of the Analytical Sciences track of the Master’s programme in Chemistry. He is also the education director of the UvA’s Master’s programme in Forensic Science, which is coordinated by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Attendance is open. If you wish to attend, please send a mail to: J.Costervanvoorhout@uva.nl.