Bruce R. McCord
Bruce R. McCord is a Professor of Analytical and Forensic Chemistry at Florida International University. Dr. McCord received a BS in Chemistry with honors from the College of William and Mary in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. Prior to working at FIU, he was an Assistant Professor at Ohio University (1998-2004) and a Research Chemist at the FBI Laboratory (1989-1998). He has also served as an industrial chemist for Ciba Geigy and Syntex Pharmaceuticals. His current research interests involve the development of procedures for DNA typing by capillary electrophoresis and massively parallel sequencing, and other applications in bioanalytical chemistry and nanotechnology. Other research areas include detection methods for improvised explosives and trace detection of drugs using LC/MS, microfluidics, and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
Dr. McCord has published over 110 peer reviewed papers, 6 patents and 12 book chapters, and his research has been supported by the National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation, NIH, TSWG, the Department of Homeland Security and various industrial concerns. He serves as deputy editor for the journal Electrophoresis and is a member of the editorial board the Journal of Forensic Chemistry. He also is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Green Mountain DNA Conference, The Latin American Capillary Electrophoresis Conference (LACE) and the Biological Methods subcommittee of NIST’s OSAC. In 2008 he received the Paul Kirk Award of the Criminalistics Section of the AAFS for his contributions to the field.
Emerging Technologies Ambassador Prof. Dr. Bruce R. McCord on why you should apply for this award