Trace Explosives Sampling for Security Applications


The ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) Center, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at Northeastern University is pleased to announce a new workshop series, titled, “Trace Explosives Sampling for Security Applications” (TESSA).


TESSA02 Workshop Details
The TESSA 02 Workshop, Fundamentals and Advances in Trace Sampling and Detection Workshop Information, was held on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Select presentations given at TESSA02 and the TESSA02 Final Report are available for download at:


TESSA01 Workshop Details
The inaugural workshop of this series was held on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The topics covered in TESSA01 focused on Defining Residues, Substrates, and Sampling Media for the Contact Sampling Roadmap.

Presentations given at TESSA01 and the TESSA01 Final Report are available for download at:

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