Ewelina Mistek Receives FACSS Student Award

October 11, 2019

Ewelina Mistek is the 2019 winner of the FACSS Student Award, which will be presented to her on Sunday, October 13, at the SciX 2019 conference, in Palm Springs, California.

Ewelina Mistek is the 2019 winner of the FACSS Student Award, which will be presented to her on Sunday, October 13, at the SciX 2019 conference, in Palm Springs, California.. The FACSS Student Award is presented to outstanding graduate students who wish to attend and present their work at the SciX conference. 

Mistek is a PhD student in chemistry at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research fellow. Originally from Bukowno, a small village in Poland, Mistek earned an Academy Profession Degree in Chemical and Biotechnical Science from the Business Academy Aarhus at the University of Applied Sciences in Denmark. Her work focuses on the application of vibrational spectroscopy and statistical data analysis for the development of new forensic methods with a concentration on the identification and characterization of body-fluid traces.

Mistek has published seven articles in peer-reviewed journals, including five first-author papers, and one book chapter. She has presented her research at 18 local, national, and international conferences. Recently, she was elected to the position of Student Representative of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.