Our Story


 OUR "real" STORY

The FORENSICS DETECTORS' story begins with our chief engineer, Dr. Koz. He began inventing electronic systems since the age of 10 and by the time he was a teenager he was building and selling power supplies to amateur radio operators at flea markets in Melbourne, Australia

At the age of 20, while studying electronic engineering as a undergraduate student, he was granted a special invitation with scholarship to become a technical member of the graduate Sensor Technology Laboratory at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University spearheaded by Professor Wojtek Wlodarski.

During his tenure, Dr. Koz designed and developed smoke analyzers, infra-red gas and toxic gas sensors and carbon monoxide interlock systems. He continued to invent many sensors and systems during his PhD studies as a senior member of the lab. He garnered the nickname “action man” by Professor Wlodarksi.  The next breakthrough was when Dr. Koz invented and patented the world's first vehicle carbon monoxide sensor system to prevent driver fatigue and suicides. He traveled around the world three times during his PhD studies presenting his inventions and ideas at international conferences and to private industry such as Siemens in Germany and to the Ford Motor Company in Michigan. He was also awarded various scholarships and awards for his novel work during his PhD period developing alcohol breathalyzers, combustion analyzers and ozone sensors that outperformed the world’s best sensors. 

During his graduate studies, on a conference trip to the Spring IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference, May 2001, Rhodes, Greece, Dr. Koz decided to make a side trip to visit Santorini, where he met his future wife. They married and settled in Los Angeles, California where he became an engineering professor with UCLA.  He was active in nanotechnology for sensors, nanoelectronics for computing and nanomaterials for telecommunications whilst collaborating with the Department of Defense, Intel, IBM, GlobalFoundries and MICRON. He published with the Nobel Laureate Prof Stoddart, invented MOF sensors with BASF researchers and commercialized high speed carbon electronics as presented in Nature.

To much surprise however, numerous law firms in the USA sought Dr. Koz for his expertise and began to engage him as an expert consultant on legal cases involving forensic toxic gas detection. While working on various legal cases, he was astounded by the many missing products within the market that could prevent toxic gas exposure injuries.  So in 2017, the "action man" established FORENSICS DETECTORS to offer consumers affordable and innovative gas detectors, meters and analyzers.

Today, FORENSICS DETECTORS designs, develops, manufactures and sources products that meet Dr. Koz's strict technical requirements. The company operates from the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, California where most of the company operations such as design, quality verification, calibration, warehousing and shipping is undertaken.

Dr. Koz loves spending time with his wife and his three children going to the beach, having a cold beer and grilling burgers. He is a black belt jiu jitsu practitioner and teaches at South Bay Jiu Jitsu in Hermosa Beach, California. 

Corporate Overview

Forensics Detectors was established in 2017 by Dr. Koz to offer consumers affordable and innovative gas detectors, meters and analyzers. Dr. Koz is a world renown specialist in toxic gas detection and gas sensor technology giving Forensics Detectors the expert edge in developing the most innovative air quality and gas detection products. The company is located in California on the lovely Palos Verdes Peninsula where we design, develop, assemble and source gas detection products that meet Dr. Koz’s strict technical requirements.