ASTM International Honors Kim Kunkler with Forensic Sciences Award

ASTM International’s forensic sciences committee (E30) presented its 2023 Forensic Sciences Award to Kim Kunkler, assistant professor at Marshall University.

The award was given in recognition of continuous and outstanding contributions to the committee’s standards development. Since joining ASTM in 2017, Kunkler has seen several fire debris and explosives standards through to publication, lending expertise from her 20-year career as a forensic chemist in state and federal laboratories.

Kunkler has been previously honored by the committee with the Award of Appreciation/Emerging Professional Award in 2020.

In addition to ASTM, Kunkler is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners, and the Organization of Scientific Area Committees in Forensic Science.

Kunkler earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mississippi State University in 1993, and both her master’s and doctorate degrees in the same subject from Northwestern University in 1994 and 1998, respectively.

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May 10, 2024