Roderick Bates

Roderick Bates is an Organic Chemist by training, but has been teaching Forensic Science by accident since 2005. He earned a PhD from Imperial College, London and followed this with postdoctoral work at Colorado State University. After academic positions in North Texas, Bangkok, Thailand and Exeter, England, he settled in Singapore. He is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry. In addition to Forensic Science, he also teaches Organic Chemistry and is the author of a text book called “Organic Synthesis using Transition Metals” which will not be of interest to students in this course.

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Introduction to Forensic Science (Coursera)

We have all seen forensic scientists in TV shows, but how do they really work? What is the science behind their work? The course aims to explain the scientific principles and techniques behind the work of forensic scientists and will be illustrated with numerous case studies from Singapore and [...]