Forensic Chemist I

Alyssa ReyesMax received bachelor’s degrees in Forensic Chemistry and Chemistry from Towson University in the spring of 2021. During his undergraduate career, he performed research on the stability of corrosion inhibitors in oxidative systems under the direction of Dr. John D. Sivey.

Max then received his master’s degree in Forensic and Investigative Science from West Virginia University in the summer of 2023 where his research was performed research under the mentorship of Dr. Glen P. Jackson. His thesis involved the modification of a mathematical model to account for how the absorption of ignitable liquids by household substrates like wood or carpet impacts the chromatograms of liquid residues recovered after exposure to elevated temperatures. Max has joined the CFSRE as a Forensic Chemist and will be working within the NPS discovery project.