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SMSI Award 2013
Èmile Chamot Award Recipient: Thom Hopen
Thom Hopen has more than 30 years of experience in forensic science. He currently specializes in trace evidence investigations for the Forensic Science Laboratory (Arson and Explosives Section) at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also served as Senior Research Microscopist, a teaching and research position at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago. Mr. Hopen has presented papers at numerous professional meetings on more than 30 different topics and has authored over 20 technical publications. He contributed a chapter on “Light Microscopy” in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (2009) and a chap‐ ter on “The Value of Soil Evidence” in Trace Evidence Analysis: More Cases in Mute Witnesses (2004).
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