Annelies is a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher within the INTREPID forensic training programme of the University of Leicester. She will investigate Electrowetting of fingerprint sweat deposits as an aid to conventional enhancement techniques, this technique is especially useful for the improvement of aged or degraded fingerprints. During this research she will particularly focus on the influence of different surfaces.
Prior to this research, Annelies obtained her bachelor Chemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen, followed by the master Forensic Science at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies she gained experience with a.o. the use of chirality as a marker to unravel processes, and the synthesis and reactivity of fingerprint visualisation reagents. Additionally, she performed real forensic casework at the fingerprint group of the Netherlands Forensic Institute and has worked as Inside Consumables Product Specialist Benelux at Agilent Technologies.
Determination of efficacy of finger mark enhancement reagents; the use of propyl chloroformate for the derivatization of fingerprint amino acids extracted from paper; Tineke Mink, Annelies Voorhaar, Reinoud Stoel, Marcel de Puit; Science and Justice 53, 3, 301 (2013)