Pioneering fingerprint technology designed by Hallam featured across the BBC.
The technology has been on trial with West Yorkshire Police which saw it successfully implemented during an investigation into a case of harassment. The technology can test for traces of drugs, blood, hair and other molecules to provide a bigger picture of the criminal and assist the case.
The Home Office has invested funding in the project and researchers hope to see the technology be used in high-profile cases.
Dr Francese appeared live on BBC Breakfast this morning and was also interviewed on Radio 4's Today Programme (listen again from 02:56:37), Radio 5 Live (listen again from 00:54:57), BBC World Service and regional BBC radio stations across the country. It also is the most-read story on the BBC website this morning