William Trenkle, Ph.D.


Office of Research Integrity, HHS

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Dr. William Trenkle serves as a Scientist-Investigator performing regulatory oversight of Research Misconduct investigation in the Division of Investigative Oversight of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), HHS. Dr. Trenkle received his B.S. from Alma College, his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine and was an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. After his post-doctoral training, he began his independent career as a professor in the Chemistry Department at Brown University. Prior to joining ORI, he served as the Director of the Chemical Biology Core Facility in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and as a Program Director with the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology and Biological Chemistry in the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). At ORI, he is the Chemistry subject matter expert and consults on forensic analysis of images, electronic evidence and computer files. Dr. Trenkle was recently appointed to the NIST Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) as a member and Vice-Chair of the Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis (VITAL) Subcommittee. The VITAL Subcommittee is working on the development of national standards and guidelines related to the forensic application of technologies and systems to capture, store, process, analyze, transmit, produce and archive images.

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