Vitor Cesar Taranto is a PhD student in the Centre for Forensic Science who commenced his research studies at UTS in 2015. The aim of his PhD study is to develop an electronic nose to be used in the detection of volatile explosives in airports, cargo areas, illegal laboratories and other interest areas.
“I am developing a method for the rapid detection and identification of volatile explosives. This method is to be used in a new portable electronic instrument for the detection of volatiles in the headspace of explosive materials.”
“It will involve the development of miniaturised chemical reactions where I perform separations of targeted explosive materials commonly encountered by domestic law enforcement. The electronic nose developed will be tested to determine its complementarity to explosive detection dogs during training and in real scenarios such as screening at airports”
Choosing to study my PhD at UTS was an easy decision, says Taranto. “I’ve known UTS Forensic Science Centre since 2011 and was impressed when I met the academics from the centre. My interest grew as I learned about the ongoing different and exciting projects in the renowned forensic centre.”
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