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Silevitch and Beaty Awarded $1.2M DHS Grant

October 22, 2015

ECE Prof. Michael Silevitch and ALERT’s John Beaty were awarded a $1.2M two year Task Order contract from the Department of Homeland Security in collaboration with Stephen P. Beaudoin of Purdue University. The ALERT team will be working to systematize the processes associated with sampling of trace explosives using swipes for security screening equipment. This involves creating reference standards for the swipe materials, as well as the types of explosive residues and the substrates which contain the trace samples. This effort will augment the core research focus of the ALERT Center of Excellence.