The research and development activities at Cranfield Forensic Institute are of the highest quality with publications in the best journals and formal collaborations with the likes of Harvard University and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Our new laboratory facility is unique in the UK: we provide a research environment coupled with forensic contamination and audit control.

CFI’s expertise, particularly in the area of materials analysis applied to forensic science, provides high-value consultancy for casework and testing that is high margin and supports the other activities.

We operate the following research groups: