Brooke Weinger Kammrath, Ph.D., D-ABC


Ph.D., The Graduate Center/CUNY, 2012
M.Phil., The Graduate Center/CUNY, 2011
M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, 2010
M.S., John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, 2007
M.A., New York University, 2003
B.A., Northwestern University, 2000

About Brooke

Dr. Kammrath’s research interests include uniting microscopy with spectroscopy, the identification and characterization of microscopic samples of forensic interest, the statistical analysis of trace, pattern and impression evidence, and investigations into the significance of physical evidence.

Dr. Kammrath currently serves as President of the New York Microscopical Society (NYMS), and is on the Governing Board of the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS). She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC).

Recently Published Book Chapters and Articles

San Pietro, D. and Kammrath, B.W. (Summer 2018). Forensic Science: A Forensic Scientist’s Perspective. The SciTech Lawyer.

Leary, P.E., Kammrath, B.W., and Reffner, J.A. (2018). Field Portable Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Instrumentation. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry.

Kammrath, B.W., Koutrakos, A., Castillo, J., Langley, C., and Huck-Jones, D. (2018). Morphologically-Directed Raman Spectroscopy for Forensic Soil Analysis. Forensic Science International. DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.12.034.

Kammrath, B.W., Koutrakos, A., Leary, P.E., Castillo, J., Wolfgang, J., and Huck-Jones, D. (2018). Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Forensic Samples. Spectroscopy, 33(1), 46-53.

Schlagetter, T., Kammrath, B.W., and Glynn, C.L. (2017). The use of Raman spectroscopy for the identification of forensically relevant body fluid stains. Spectroscopy, 32(12), 19-24.

Kammrath, B.W., Leary, P.E. and Reffner, J.A. (2017). Collecting Quality Infrared Spectra from Microscopic Samples of Suspicious Powders in a Sealed Cell. Applied Spectroscopy, 71(3), 438-445. DOI: 10.1177/0003702816666286.

Kammrath, B.W, Koutrakos, A.C, McMahon, M.E., Reffner, J.A. (2016). The Forensic Analysis of Glass Evidence: Past, Present, and Future. In Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Katz E. (Ed.) and Halamek, J. (Ed.), (pp. 299-336). Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Huck-Jones, D., Koutrakos, A., and Kammrath, B. (2016). Introducing morphologically directed Raman spectroscopy: A powerful tool for the detection of counterfeit drugs. Manufacturing Chemist, Vol. 87, No. 10, pp 36-38.

Courses Taught
  • FORS 2216 Introduction to Forensic Science for Majors
  • FORS 2250 Criminal Investigation, Forensic Science and Society (HONORS)
  • FORS 3402 Physical Methods with Laboratory
  • FORS 4404 Criminalistics with Laboratory
  • FORS 6640 Advanced Criminalistics II
  • FORS 6641 Advanced Criminalistics Laboratory II
  • FORS 6675 Forensic Microscopy
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