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Dr. Tanya Kerr

Dr. Tanya Kerr
Lecturer; Student Experience Liaison
Area of Specialization: 
Fire and Materials Science, Spectroscopic techniques for characterization

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Professional Activities

  1. Member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  2. Member of Editorial Board of the journal ‘Sample Preparation’

Current Projects

  1. Fire compartment profiling by vibrational spectroscopy
  2. Identification of ignitable liquids from fire debris by gated Raman spectroscopy
  3. Remote analysis of concrete stability post fire
  4. Toxic persistence in compartments post fire

A Few Articles

  1. T. Kerr, K. Duncan, L. Myers. “Identification and discrimination of Raman spectroscopy and principal component analysis” Proceedings of International symposium on fire science and technology, 2012.
  1. T. Kerr, K. Duncan, L. Myers. "Post fire materials identification by micro-Raman spectroscopy and principal components analysis." Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 102 (2013): 103-113
  1. Tanya J. Kerr, Keith L. Duncan, Leary Myers. "Application of vibrational spectroscopy techniques for material identification from fire debris." Vibrational Spectroscopy 68 (2013): 225-235
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