Doctor Val Spikmans

Doctor Val Spikmans

Academic Course Advisor, Forensic Science,
Physical Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science,
Physical Sciences

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of London

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Contact

Email: V.Spikmans@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1992
Mobile:
Location: K12.G.62
Hawkesbury

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Lam, R., Lennard, C., Kingsland, G., Johnstone, P., Symons, A., Wythes, L., Fewtrell, J., O'Brien, D. and Spikmans, V. (2020), 'Rapid on-site identification of hazardous organic compounds at fire scenes using person-portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Part 2: Water sampling and analysis', Forensic Sciences Research, vol 5, no 2 , pp 150 - 164.
  • Lam, R., Lennard, C., Kingsland, G., Johnstone, P., Symons, A., Wythes, L., Fewtrell, J., O'Brien, D. and Spikmans, V. (2020), 'Rapid on-site identification of hazardous organic compounds at fire scenes using person-portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Part 1: Air sampling and analysis', Forensic Sciences Research, vol 5, no 2 , pp 134 - 149.
  • McCabe, R., Spikmans, V., Wuhrer, R., Spindler, X. and Lennard, C. (2020), 'Evaluation of indanedione application methods for fingermark detection on paper : conventional treatment, vacuum development, and dry-transfer', Journal of Forensic Identification, vol 70, no 1 , pp 37 - 58.
  • Thompson, J., Pietsch, L., Phillips, M., Lennard, C., Fuller, S. and Spikmans, V. (2020), 'Assessment of evaporative and photochemical effects on asphaltene profiling of a heavy fuel oil', Environmental Forensics, vol 21, no 2 , pp 212 - 222.
  • Collins, M., Gel, M., Lennard, C., Spikmans, V., Forbes, S. and Anderson, A. (2020), 'Application of a microfluidic gas-to-liquid interface for extraction of target amphetamines and precursors from air samples', Micromachines, vol 11, no 3 .
  • Lee, P., Kanodarwala, F., Lennard, C., Spindler, X., Spikmans, V., Roux, C. and Moret, S. (2020), 'Latent fingermark detection using functionalised silicon oxide nanoparticles : optimisation and comparison with cyanoacrylate fuming', Forensic Science International, vol 315 .
  • Lee, P., Kanodarwala, F., Lennard, C., Spindler, X., Spikmans, V., Roux, C. and Moret, S. (2019), 'Latent fingermark detection using functionalised silicon oxide nanoparticles : method optimisation and evaluation', Forensic Science International, vol 298 , pp 372 - 383.
  • Spikmans, V. (2019), 'The evolution of environmental forensics : from laboratory to field analysis', WIREs Forensic Science, vol 1, no 3 .
  • Riley, B., Lennard, C., Fuller, S. and Spikmans, V. (2018), 'Pyrolysis-GC-MS analysis of crude and heavy fuel oil asphaltenes for application in oil fingerprinting', Environmental Forensics, vol 19, no 1 , pp 14 - 26.
  • Lam, R., Lennard, C., Kingsland, G., Johnstone, P., Symons, A., Wythes, L., Fewtrell, J., O'Brien, D. and Spikmans, V. (2018), 'Person-portable equipment in environmental forensic investigations : application to fire scenes', Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol 50, no 6 , pp 672 - 681.
  • Riley, B., Lennard, C., Fuller, S. and Spikmans, V. (2016), 'An FTIR method for the analysis of crude and heavy fuel oil asphaltenes to assist in oil fingerprinting', Forensic Science International, vol 266 , pp 555 - 564.
  • Spikmans, V. (2015), 'Complexity of scientific evidence in environmental forensic investigations', Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, vol 1, no 4 , pp 223 - 232.
  • Fuller, S., Spikmans, V., Vaughan, G. and Guo, C. (2013), 'Effects of weathering on sterol, fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), and hydrocarbon profiles of biodiesel and biodiesel/diesel blends', Environmental Forensics, vol 14, no 1 , pp 42 - 49.
  • Spikmans, V., Vaughan, G., Guo, C. and Fuller, S. (2011), 'Using Sterol Profiles For Fingerprinting Biodiesel and Matching Biodiesel Spill Samples to a Source', Environmental Forensics, vol 12, no 1 , pp 19 - 24.
  • Hare, D., Doble, P., Dawson, M., Skandarajah, A., Moritz, R., Simpson, R., Minett, R., Grimm, R. and Spikmans, V. (2006), 'Metal profiling of human serum using SEC-ICP-MS', Agilent ICP - MS Journal, vol 27 , pp 2 - 3.
  • Garcia-Egido, E., Spikmans, V., Wong, S. and Warrington, B. (2003), 'Synthesis and analysis of combinatorial libraries performed in an automated micro reactor system', Lab on a Chip, vol 3, no 2 , pp 73 - 76.
  • Spikmans, V., Lane, S., Leavens, B., Manz, A. and Smith, N. (2002), 'On-line On-Chip Post-Column Derivatisation Reactions in Gradient Capillary Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry', Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, vol 16, no 14 , pp 1377 - 1388.
  • Dearie, H., Spikmans, V., Smith, N., Moffatt, F., Wren, S. and Evans, K. (2001), 'Characterisation of the Electroosmotic Flow in Spherisorb ODS-1 Capillary Electrochromatography Columns', A Journal of Chromatography, vol 929, no 1-2 , pp 123 - 131.
  • Mitchell, M., Spikmans, V. and deMello, A. (2001), 'Microchip Based Synthesis and Analysis: Control of Multicomponent Reaction Products and Intermediates', Analyst, vol 126, no 1 , pp 24 - 27.
  • Mitchell, M., Spikmans, V., Manz, A. and de Mello, A. (2001), 'Microchip-based synthesis and total analysis systems (uSYNTAS): chemical microprocessing for generation and analysis of compound libraries', Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1, vol 5 , pp 514 - 518.

Conference Papers

  • Garcia-Egido, E., Spikmans, V., Wong, S. and Warrington, B. (2002), 'A Combinatorial Library of Pyrazoles Performed in an Automated Micro Reaction System', Micro Total Analysis Systems 2002 (uTAS 2002 Symposium), Nara, Japan.
  • Spikmans, V., Lane, S., Leavens, B., Manz, A. and Smith, N. (2001), 'On-line On-Chip Post-Column Derivatisation Reactions in Capillary Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry', Micro Total Analysis Systems 2001- mTAS 2001 Symposium, Monterey CA, USA.

Current Projects

Title: The application of Microsoft HoloLens for Forensic Science Training and Proficiency Testing
Funder:
  • The Mobile Apps Man
Western Researchers: Brenden Riley, Chris Lennard, Val Spikmans, Robert Ebeyan and Hayley Green
Years: 2021-07-28 - 2021-12-15
ID: P00027449
Title: On-site analysis for intelligence gathering at pollution incidents
Funder:
  • NSW Environmental Trust (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Val Spikmans and Chris Lennard
Years: 2018-06-01 - 2022-05-31
ID: P00024127

Previous Projects

Title: Rapid CYBERNOSE ? detection of illicit drugs and precursor chemicals [via UTS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australian Federal Police
  • NSW Health Pathology
Western Researchers: Chris Lennard and Val Spikmans
Years: 2016-08-29 - 2020-08-28
ID: P00023509
Title: Validation of the GreyScan Inorganic Explosive Detector
Funder:
  • Australian Federal Police
Western Researchers: Chris Lennard and Val Spikmans
Years: 2019-04-01 - 2019-06-30
ID: P00025726
Title: Rapid on-site identification of hazardous organics at fire scenes
Funder:
  • NSW Environmental Trust (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Val Spikmans and Chris Lennard
Years: 2016-04-01 - 2019-06-30
ID: P00022669

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