Scientist to Address National Forensics Organization on Catastrophic Events

February 22, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
ATLANTA-MVA Scientific Consultants, a leader in the Science of Small Things, will address the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) at their 58th Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA this week. Each year professionals from around the world attend the event to present the most current information, research, and updates in the expanding field of Forensic Science. Over 500 scientific papers, breakfast seminars, workshops, and other special events are presented at the meeting.

James R. Millette, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Co-Founder and Executive Director at MVA Scientific Consultants, will address the Engineering Sciences Section of the AAFS on Thursday, February 23. with his presentation entitled “Microscopical Analysis of Dusts From Disasters: Natural and Manmade”.

The presentation will focus on the emerging practice of Environmental Forensic Microscopy and its role in addressing issues that result from catastrophic events. MVA Scientific Consultants was among the first to formally develop Environmental Forensic Microscopy as a way to address fugitive dust and emissions and to determine their source. Since then the practice has had a tremendous impact on environmental laws and many precedent-setting legal cases.

Renowned for his works in environmental science, Dr. Millette is an 11-year veteran of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Subcommittee Vice Chair with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and a distinguished author of over 100 scientific papers, books and articles. He has led or been involved with the analysis and characterization of air, water, and dust particulates throughout the United States, contaminated soil in South America, flyash in Asia, and asbestos-containing materials throughout North America. He has advised leaders from corporate America to Congress, and is a leading authority on WTC Dust—the designation for particulate matter resulting from the tragic events of 9-11.

For more information about Environmental Forensic Microscopy or other services offered by MVA Scientific Consultants, please contact Dr. James R. Millette at or call 770-662-8509.

MVA Scientific Consultants provides critical analysis and support for a variety of public and private sector interests through the use of electron and light microscopy. Clients from across the world seek out the Firm to help address unique challenges involving QA/QC, litigation, industrial hygiene, environmental forensics and a host of other issues.