Alex has recently started a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship with Ph. D. in the Physics Department. The research being undertaken was originally on Electrowetting of Fingerprint Sweat Deposits as an aid to Conventional Enhancement Techniques: Development of Electrowetting Fingerprint Sweat. However Alex has now changed his focus to try to visualise fingerprints on metal surfaces exerted to extreme conditions, with a specific interest being on metal parts of IEDs. This is part of the INTREPID Forensics Programme at the University of Leicester.
Prior to arriving at the University of Leicester, Alex worked as a Research Officer II in the Atmospheric Research Unit at the University of Malta, while his first position after graduating from University was as a Research Officer for The-Missing-Link Resource Coordinators in Cairns, Australia. Alex graduated from the University of Southampton with a M. Sci. in Oceanography, as well as gaining a M. Sc. in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Malta.