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Lawrence A. Quarino, Ph.D.
Director/Professor, Forensic Science
610-437-4471 ext. 3567


Gain an edge in your future career by learning on leading-edge instrumentation today.

Forensic science is a rapidly evolving field, and a forensic science program is only as good as its technology. At Cedar Crest College, our students benefit from working in state-of-the-art laboratories that contain more than $3 million of leading-edge equipment. When you travel to conferences, attain internships, and later embark on your career, you will do so with an in-depth knowledge of the latest and most sophisticated instrumentation and technology for forensic science practice and research. The following instruments are among those used during coursework and research in forensic science.

Chromatography and Spectroscopy

Atomic absorption spectroscopy
Buck Scientific ACCUSYS 211 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
Fluorescence spectroscopy
Turner Quantech Digital Filter Fluorometer
Hitachi F-2500 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
Nicolet 380 FTIR
Gas Chromatography
Hewlett Packard 6890 Gas Chromatograph
Hewlett Packard 7890 Gas Chromatograph
Gas Chromatography/Infrared Spectroscopy
  Spectral Analysis DiscovIR-GC™  
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy
Agilent Technologies 6890N Network GC System/5973 Network Mass Selective Detector (3)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Agilent 11100 Series UPLC
Jasco LC-NetII/Schimadzu ELDS-LTII Evaporative Light Scattering Detector
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectroscopy
Applied Biosystems 3200 Q Trap
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Varian EM-390, 90-mHz, CW NMR Spectrometer
Varian Unity Inova 500-mHz NMR
UV/Visible Spectrophotometry
Cart 3500 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
Cary 5E UV-Vis-NIR
Cecil 2041 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
Unicam Helios Alpha UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

Biology/DNA Analysis

Capillary Electrophoresis
ABI 3130 Genetic Analyzer
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
ABI Veriti Thermal Cycler
Real-time PCR
Corbett Rotor-Gene 6000 Real-Time Rotary Analyzer
Immunoassay Technology
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2 Microplate Reader


Fluorescence Microscopy
Leica DM1000 Fluorescent Light Microscope
Polarized Light Microscopy
Leica and Olympus Polarizing Light Microscopes
Leica Stereomicroscopes
Dino-Lite Microscope
Infrared Microscpectroscopy
Smiths Detection SensIR IlluminatIR
Raman Microscopy
Thermo DXR Raman Microscope
Scanning Electron Microscopy/X-Ray Dispersive Spectroscopy
Philips XL-20 SEM w/iXRF EDX

Crime Scene/Photography

Imprint Analysis
Sirchie Electrostatic Dust Print Lifter
Digital Photography
Fuji IS Pro IR/UV Digital Camera
Nikon D70 Digital Camera
Nikon D200 Digital Cameras