PROF. DR. DIDIER MEUWLY
He is born in Fribourg, Switzerland. After a classical education (Latin / Philosophy), I graduated as a criminalist and criminologist (1993) and received his PhD (2000), both at the School of Forensic Science (Ecole de Sciences Criminelles) of the University of Lausanne. I share my time between The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, where I am a principal scientist, and the University of Twente, where I hold the chair of Forensic Biometrics.
I was previously responsible for the fingerprint section within the NFI and the leader of a project about the probabilistic evaluation of fingerprint evidence. From 2002 to 2004 I worked as a senior forensic scientist at the R&D department of the Forensic Science Service (UK-FSS), then an executive agency of the British Ministry of the Interior.
I serve as an associate editor for Forensic Science International (FSI) and is a member of the R&D standing committee of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI-RDSC). I am is also a member of the ISO Technical Committee 272 Forensic Science, developing the ISO standard 21043.