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Aoife Luscombe Highly Commended at the PTY Student of the Year Awards

Aoife Luscombe, an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemistry who completed her Professional Training Year at the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology in 2015-2016, has been Highly Commended at the PTY Student of the Year Awards in 2017.

Aoife's award was related to some of her work conducted at CAST during her PTY year that was recently published in Forensic Science International on the subject of fingermark visualisation on uncirculated £5 (Bank of England) polymer notes. This work provided initial insights into fingermark visualisation strategies for Bank of England £5 polymer banknotes, and emphasised the need for further studies in order to generate mature operational guidance.