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Ruth Waddell Smith, PhD

Associate Professor

2003 PhD, University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
1999 BS, University of Strathclyde (Scotland)

Biography

After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Analytical Chemical Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM), Ruth Waddell Smith moved to Michigan State University where she is currently an associate professor of Forensic Chemistry in the Forensic Science Program. Her current research interests include the application of multivariate statistical procedures for the association and discrimination of various types of forensic evidence, including fire debris, controlled substances, and questioned documents.

Publications

Effect of Extraction Procedure and Gas Chromatography Temperature Program on Discrimination of MDMA Exhibits

Year: Forthcoming Authors: McManaman, K.M., and Waddell Smith, R. Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences

Effect of Substrate Interferences from High-Density Polyethylene on Association of Simulated Ignitable Liquid Residues to the Corresponding Liquid

Year: Forthcoming Authors: Prather, K.R., Towner, S.E., McGuffin, V.L., and Waddell Smith, R. Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences

Effect of Evaporation and Matrix Interferences on the Association of Simulated Ignitable Liquid Residues to the Corresponding Liquid Standard

Year: 2012 Authors: Prather, K.R., McGuffin, V.L., and Waddell Smith, R. Journal: Forensic Science International

Forensic Analysis of Salvia divinorum using Multivariate Statistical Procedures. Part I: Discrimination from Related Salvia Species

Year: 2012 Authors: Bodnar Willard, M.A., McGuffin, V.L., and Waddell Smith, R. Journal: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Forensic Analysis of Salvia divinorum using Multivariate Statistical Procedures. Part II: Association of Adulterated Samples to S. divinorum

Year: 2012 Authors: Bodnar Willard, M.A., McGuffin, V.L., and Waddell Smith, R. Journal: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry