Ink & Paper Analysis / Trace Evidence / Questioned Document Examination & Ink Dating Expert Witness
Albert H. Lyter, III, PhD, Federal Forensic Associates, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27622
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Dr. Lyter is available to consult and testify regarding ink and paper analysis, trace evidence, ink dating, and questioned document examination.
Areas of Expertise
Questioned Document; Questioned Document Examination.
Dr. Lyter began his career in 1975 as a forensic chemist for the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, National Laboratory Center in Rockville, Maryland, where he engaged in consultation, examination, training, research and testimony as service to federal and state law enforcement.
He has been an instructor at the FBI Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Naval Investigative Service, Air Force Office of Special Investigation, United States Secret Service, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and colleges and universities.
Dr. Lyter has lectured at numerous scientific and legal organization meetings including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, California Association of Criminalists, and the International Association of Forensic Scientists.
Court qualified in federal, state and military courts in over 33 states, U.S. Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Malaysia and Singapore, Dr. Lyter has worked on several noteworthy cases, including:
Mormon will of the late Howard R. Hughes
Slander trial of CBS, Sixty Minutes and Dan Rather
Nazi war crimes case of Ivan Demjanjuk
Sam Shephard murder trial — 2000
Martha Stewart case
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About Albert H. Lyter, III, PhD - Ink and Paper Analysis Expert Witness
Ink Analysis / Ink Dating Expert Witness
Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) indicates the age of the writing
American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Fellow
Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists
California Association of Criminalists
American Board of Criminalistics
Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners
International Association of Forensic Sciences
American Chemical Society
Society for Applied Spectroscopy
American Society for Testing and Materials
Diplomate of the American Board of Criminalistics
Awards & Honors
Honorary Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama
Treasury Award for Outstanding Performance
Honorary Member — Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners
Seminars & Training
Microscopy for Pigment & Fiber Identification in Art & Artifacts, Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, 2010
Surface Analysis Techniques, Physical Electronics, 1992
Canon Facsimile Workshop, American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, 1991
Identification of Photocopiers, New Mexico State Police, 1983
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Waters Associates, 1978
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, American Chemical Society, 1978
Forensic Microscopy, McCrone Research Institute, 1978
Questioned Documents, United States Secret Service, 1977
X-ray Spectrometry, State University of New York, 1976
Fiber Microscopy, Institute of Paper Chemistry, 1975
Comparison of Paper Samples — IAI News, 1976
Comparison of Typewriter Ribbon Inks by Thin Layer Chromatography — Journal of Forensic Science, 1977
A Scientific Study of Pencil Lead — Journal of Forensic Science, 1978
Analysis of Water Soluble Paper — Journal of Forensic Science, 1980
Comparison of Typewritten Carbon Impressions — Journal of Forensic Science, 1982
Examination of Ball Pen Ink by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography — Journal of Forensic Science, 1982
Ink Analysis, A Key Element in Questioned Document Examination — Trial, 1983
A High Performance Liquid Chromatographic (HPLC) Study of Seven Common Explosive Materials -— Journal of Forensic Science, 1983
Finding Fraudulent Documents — Family Advocate, 1989
Attempted Determination of Authorship by Ball Pen Line Characteristics — Forensic Science International, 1990
Analysis of Writing Ink — chapter in the book HPLC in Forensic Science, 1982
Contributions to the book Forensic Ink and Paper Examination by Brunelle and Reed, 1982
Examination of Gel Pen Ink by Microspectrometry — Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, December 2005
Examination of Gel Pen Ink by Physical and Thin Layer Chromatographic Examination — Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, December 2005
Ph.D. Dissertation — Surface Characterization of Polymeric Materials by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry: Biomedical Materials and Forensic Applications
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
M.S. Forensic Science, George Washington University
B.S. Biology, Oklahoma City University
B.S. Chemistry, Oklahoma City University