Fingerprints have long been a cornerstone of forensic investigations, offering invaluable biometric data for solving crimes. Dr. Partha Banerjee and Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia’s groundbreaking research is poised to revolutionize fingerprint analysis. Their work focuses on improving the accuracy of fingerprint data for partial fingerprint marks found at crime scenes and coated with protective thin films by making digital holograms of the fingerprints and speeding up the imaging processing time during 3D reconstruction to see level 3 details from any perspective on a laptop.
Dr. Banerjee’s recent presentation at Optica’s Imaging Congress in Boston last August of a paper coauthored with Drs. Lakhtakia, Muhammad Faryad, Hamid Al-Ghezi, and Nouf Alanazi highlighted their innovative strides in this field. Their efforts promise to provide law enforcement with more reliable tools for identifying suspects and enhancing the efficiency of criminal investigations. As technology continues to advance, we can look forward to even more breakthroughs in the world of forensic science.