Texas Forensic Science Commission

Dr. Patrick Buzzini 
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Dr. Patrick Buzzini is an associate professor with the Department of Forensic Science at Sam Houston State University.  Dr. Buzzini graduated with a BS+MS (2001) and a doctoral degree (2007) both in forensic science from the Forensic Science Institute at the School of Criminal Sciences with the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.  Dr. Buzzini has more than 15 years of experience as an educator, instructor, researcher and caseworker in criminalistics, with emphasis in trace evidence.  He is the 2019-2020 chair of the Criminalistics section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), an appointed member of the Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis Scientific Areas Committee within the Organization of Scientific Areas Committees (OSAC); he is a member of the education committee of the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners (ASTEE) and an associate member of the International Association for Identification (IAI).

Appointed by:  Governor

Appointment Date:  April 4, 2019

Appointment Expiration:  September 1, 2024