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URI forensic lecture to focus on chemical investigations

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 21, 2008 -- Advanced Chemical Safety consultant Neal Langerman will discuss "Chemical Investigations: The Mundane to the Insane" at the University of Rhode Islandís next Forensic Science Seminar on Friday, Oct. 24.

Free and open to public, the seminar will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Pastore Hall, Room 124, 51 Lower College Road. Kingston, RI.

Langerman provides litigation support and expert testimony for both defendants and plaintiffs in litigation including a wide range of chemical related issues. Langerman has trial-proven expertise in Failure-to-Warn litigation, along with litigation involving chemical contamination, pollution, explosions, fatalities, chemical misuses, and product liability. He also has skill in issues dealing with chemical production, regulatory management, spill response and toxicology. Langerman limits his forensic practice to only 15 percent of his total practice so he is very particular about what cases he accepts within his areas of expertise.

Langerman received his bachelors degree in chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn., and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and Thermodynamics from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Organized by URI's Forensic Science Partnership, the Forensic Science Seminar Series has brought hundreds of international, national and regional experts to the Kingston Campus each semester since the partnership began in 1999. Speakers representing the many different specialized areas of forensic science are brought in to present their real-life experience in their fields. These seminars have fueled greater interest in the academic forensic programs.

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