Dr. Andrew Armstrong

Fire CSI

Dr. Andrew Armstrong

Dr. Armstrong is the Cofounder and Senior Vice President of Armstrong Forensic Laboratory, Inc., a private laboratory providing specialized testing for identification of ignitable liquids, environmental, and industrial hygiene.  He has been the primary consultant in over forty thousand suspect fires and explosions and has testified as an expert witness in most states and several foreign countries.  He has provided consultation services to cause and origin investigators for incidents ranging from petroleum industry explosions to aeronautics and chemical manufacturing losses.  Dr.  Armstrong authored one of the first scientific papers on the use of dual capillary columns for ignitable liquid identification by gas chromatography.  As a member and former chair of the ASTM Forensic Science Committee, E-30, he is responsible for outlining the requirements for laboratory identification of accelerants, evidence handling, report preparation and other technical areas.  He is also a member of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Sciences and serves on the Fire & Explosions Subcommittee of that organization.