The European Division received its charter from IAI on the 16th August 2014 under the authority of the IAI President and Chief Operating Officer. A clear need was identified for a representative, European based Division that would be capable of driving forward the agreed objectives of the parent body, as well as the refined objectives appertaining to Europe itself. Similar Divisions have been established in other countries, such as the US and have proved successful and there was a clear desire to emulate this success with a European Division.

The European Division of the IAI is focused on

  • Providing training and education to members through seminars, conferences and summer schools;
  • Actively promoting research in the fields of forensics and biometrics;
  • Disseminating knowledge and information related to all the disciplines of the forensic sciences and biometrics;
  • Contributing with other established relevant professional organizations, following decisions of the European Council on forensics matters, the guidelines provided by European Commission Monopoly Status Forensic Organizations (e.g. ENFSI) and European Commission funded programs on forensic research cross fertilization (e.g. COST actions);
  • Encouraging the highest ethical standards in the collection, preservation, examination and evaluation of evidence;
  • Actively promoting networking between professionals, researchers, students and technical partners in all forensics and biometrics branches;
  • Contributing to spread relevant information on new technologies and technical solutions for practitioners and researchers.

board of directors

Mattei, Aldo, Lt. Colonel of Carabinieri Corps, PhD, M.Ch. Eng., is the laboratory deputy director of Carabinieri Scientific Investigation Service for South Italy …read more

Aldo Mattei


Zeno Geradts is a senior forensic scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute of the Ministry of Security and Justice at the Forensic Digital … read more

Zeno Geradts

Board Member

Angelo Salici holds a MSc degree in Electronic Engineering, a MSc degree in Homeland and International Security Sciences, a MSc degree in Statistical …read more

Angelo Salici

Board Member, Website Editor

Anthony (Tony) Laird began his involvement with the forensic sciences in 1986 as a trainee fingerprint examiner with the South West Regional Fingerprint …read more

Tony Laird

Board Member

Teresa Wu is Vice President of Innovation and Client Engagement for IDEMIA. Ms. Wu’s career began with Morpho in 2001, then she served as Global … read more

Teresa Wu

Vice President

After a position at Pfizer (Sandwich, UK) and Specs Compound Handling (Delft, NL) I went to work for the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) as the … read more

Marcel De Puit

Board Member, Treasurer

Jo Morrissey is a Workforce Strategy Lead with the Forensic capability network. She is working with the forensic community…read more

Jo Morrissey

Board Member

Gwladys Martin Quenum

Board Member