Dr. Furton’s Research

There are four major areas of research in Dr. Furton’s lab:

1: Development of human scent as a biometric and for class determination and source of disease biomarkers including optimal scent sources as well as sampling and analysis methods.

2: Identification of characteristic volatile organic compounds from forensic specimens including human remains and analogues.

3: Development non-hazardous surrogate continuation aids for calibration of instruments and biological detectors (dogs, birds, elephants) including detection of explosives and drugs.

4: Detection of organic traces through improved sampling methods including molecular imprinting and microextraction (employing GC/MS and HPLC).

For information on the above research please click here.

To view Dr. Furton’s recent peer reviewed publications please click here.

Dr. Furton is also extensively funded, please read more about his current funding initiatives here.