Staff and Resources


Paul Stoney, Managing Director

Specific Expertise:

  • Practical application of advances in science
  • Managing Technical and Scientific Organizations
  • Developing and implementing program improvements
  • Particle Combination Analysis

Education and Experience:

  • MBA, Stanford University
  • 5 years Naval Officer
  • 5 years UCLA Earth and Space Sciences
  • 15 years Commercial Experience at CEO/Director Level
  • 15+ years Managing Stoney Forensic

David Stoney, Chief Scientist

Specific Expertise:

  • Fundamental Research in Fingerprints, Trace Evidence, and Very Small Particle (VSP) Analysis and Interpretation
  • Analysis and Interpretation of the Scientific Significance of Forensic Evidence
  • Application of Particle Analysis to Cases and Programs
  • Particle Combination Analysis

Education and Experience:

  • BS Chemistry, PhD Forensic Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • 6 years Forensic Analyst, Institute of Forensic Sciences Criminalistics Laboratory
  • 8 years Director of Forensic Sciences, University of Illinois
  • 10 years Director of McCrone Research Institute
  • 15+ years Chief Scientist at Stoney Forensic

Professional Standards and Policy Positions

  • NIST OSAC Physics/Pattern Scientific Area Committee, 2014 - present
  • Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology, 2011-2014
  • NIJ Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Steering Committee, 2015
  • NIJ Trace Evidence Symposium Steering Committees, 2011, 2013
  • NIJ/NIST Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis, 2008 – 2011
  • NIJ Fingerprint Advisory Board, 1999, 2004
  • International Association of Forensic Scientists, Chairman, Evaluation & Statistics, 1990, 1996

Particle Analysis Resources

Stoney Forensic has a specialized particle handling laboratory with extensive reference collections, a combination of expertise and proprietary methods, a small group of exceptional staff, and long-standing close collaborations with a group of academic and commercial experts at the forefront of a set of specialized fields.