Mr. Elie Zussman is an Explosives Chemist at Signature Science, LLC, where he instructs site exploitation of suspect rogue homemade explosives (HMEs) production facilities. He is a subject matter expert in the preparation and properties of HMEs to include small scale sensitivity testing and larger scale detonations. He has experience in explosives detection using colorimetric tests and field portable instruments. Mr. Zussman received his Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS) from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Signature Science, Mr. Zussman was a Visiting Scientist at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit where he helped characterize a novel forensic trace air sampler in support of evidentiary gaps within search and rescue canine investigations.


CLASS: Interactive Explosives Labs Based on Real World Events

Stay up to date with cutting-edge info related to the most recent explosive incidents. With terrorist bombing attacks increasing worldwide at an alarming rate, we believe it's important for you to understand the current events and their relation to trends in explosives. We invite you to participate in our Interactive Explosives Labs that will introduce you to multiple explosive lab setups based on real events that have rocked our society globally. Our goal is to bring awareness to the social impact we face regarding terrorists and learn what we can do to help prevent, protect and safeguard our nations against the threats of tomorrow. This high-impact presentation, led by Explosives Chemist Mr. Elie Zussman, is sure to engage all your senses. Take the opportunity to walk the terrain and experience these modern explosives labs.

  • Leave with a deeper understanding of how explosives concepts contribute to a terrorist attack

  • Feel more prepared to confidently identify an explosives lab in your area

  • Become more knowledgeable on training aids and techniques that will help ensure the safety of you and your K-9 partner while in the presence of a potential threat

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