Jalandhar : World’s first forensic sciences university in a state, National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) organized ‘Forensic Hackathon 2023 & conference, where three of the LPU researchers forwarded latest forensic practices in criminal investigation and research for roaring applause of all.
The topic considered was “Fostering investigation through innovation & research: An international approach”.Held in association with the Directorate of Forensic Science Services (DFSS), under the patronage of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, the four-day hackathon & 25th All India Forensic Science Conference (AIFSC-2023) was at NFSU, Gandhinagar campus, Gujarat.
One of the PhD scholars, Anuradha Sandhu presented her important research on ‘advanced adsorbent material for pro-active forensic investigation. Taking this as need of the hour, Ms Sandhu shared that super adsorbent ‘novel green hydrogel’ will certainly serve as a tool of collection, detection and preservation of evidence obtained at the crime scene.
Moreover, it is low-cost, environment friendly, easy to handle and efficient. These gels have highly tuneable properties and can be tuned into advanced and sensitive sensors. During the poster presentation, she explained that this gel can be utilized in various ways including for sensing technology, fingerprinting, environmental, food forensics and more.
Another PhD scholar, Aditi Sharma shared that smart materials (nanogels) have a wide range of properties and applications. Differing from other colloids, these are used in a variety of forensic applications. These can also replace non-biodegradable plastics, conventional sensors, barcodes, and implants in the future.
The junior researcher of BSc First Year, Shubham Saini presented his project “Nirdosh-A Future Perspective”, orally for standing ovations. He gave a voice for those who get wrongfully convicted, and might consider suicide in not getting justice. His project offers a glimmer of hope.
He sensed perfectly about wrongful convictions and innocence claims, and the role of forensics in correcting injustice. All three of the researchers were mentored and supervised efficiently by Prof Dr Tejasvi Pandey at the department.
The conference brought together hundreds of forensic science professionals, scientists, stakeholders of the criminal justice delivery system, students, and faculties from international & Indian prestigious domains and universities.
With a legacy of 25 years in the field of forensic science, the sessions featured global expertise and technological innovation in forensic science through the talks from eminent police officers, scientists from India and abroad. A 100+ scientific poster and oral presentations on six different domains of forensic science were also there.