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Biography

Matteo is an emerging academic in Forensic Chemistry. He studied at the prominent School of Criminal Justice of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), where he first received his BSc and MSc degrees in Forensic Science, both with First Class final awards and, later, his PhD degree in Chemical Criminalistics, with a thesis on the use of volatile gunshot residue for the estimation of the time since discharge of spent firearm casings. After his PhD, Matteo obtained a prestigious research fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation to carry out a project at King`s College London, focused on modernising current technologies in the analysis and profiling of inorganic explosive residues. He is now currently Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry at King`s College London (King`s Forensics group), where he is leading globally recognised research in the analysis of chemical evidence and its use for investigative purposes, with an emphasis on gunshot and explosive residues. Despite being still early on in his career, Matteo has published many papers in highly-ranked forensic and analytical journals. For his outstanding academic performance and high quality of research, he received two excellence awards, including a Faculty Prize in recognition of the contribution of his PhD thesis. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, and also sits on the editorial board for a number of analytical and forensic journals. In particular, he is Assistant Editor for Forensic Science International and Associate Editor for Science & Justice. 

Teaching

Matteo is a course leader for the following courses:

  • 7BBFM127 - Chemistry of Drugs and Explosives

Matteo is a teacher for the following courses:

  • 6MRFFS04 - Forensic Chemistry
  • 7BBFA009 - Advanced Forensic Toxicology
  • 7BBFM127 - Chemistry of Drugs and Explosives