Heli Soni received her Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science) degree from Institute of
Forensic Science (IFSC), Mumbai University, India (2013-2016). Her undergraduate
thesis involved investigating the impact of various environmental conditions on latent
fingermarks before and after their development. In 2016, she pursued a Post Graduate
Diploma in Digital & Cyber Forensic and Related Law at the University of Mumbai, (2016-
2017) where her research involved analysis of various steganographic techniques in
Mobile Forensic. This was followed by a Master of Science degree (Forensic Science)
(Forensic Chemistry & Forensic Biology) at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
(2017-2019), where she undertook a small research project that focused on exploring the
relationship between the substrate chemistry and fingermark detection.
In 2019, Heli
accepted a Research Associate position at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). She is currently working on a project titled "The development of next-generation fingermark lifters and on-the-spot visualization devices." She is equally interested in the field of DNA fingerprinting, recovery of trace DNA from
fingermarks, and other potential Forensic Evidence.
Fingermark detection and enhancement technqiues