About Us

Company Overview

Forensics Detectors is a Californian tech company offering environmental sustainability and air quality monitoring solutions. Our mission revolves around enhancing the well-being of our planet by offering state-of-the-art air quality measurement solutions.  Our products are used for renewable energy, eco-friendly transportation, food production, green construction, electronic innovations, and occupational safety.

Nestled in the picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula within Los Angeles, California, our company draws inspiration from the natural beauty of its surroundings, further reinforcing our dedication to environmental consciousness. 

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Our Story

In 2017, Forensics Detectors was founded by Dr. Kos Galatsis "Dr. Koz", a gas detector expert.

The story of Forensics Detectors started several years back when Dr. Koz was just a youngster, crafting and selling amateur radio RF equipment at flea markets in Melbourne, Australia. His passion for electronics was evident very early.

During his studies in electronic engineering, Dr. Koz received a scholarship from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He joined the Sensor Technology Laboratory, which was led by Professor Wojtek Wlodarski. Dr. Koz was thrilled to be a part of this team and spent up to 14 hours a day in the lab. His initial projects included developing an optical analyzer for particulate emissions with Novatech Controls, a humidity sensor, and a combustion analyzer, as well as various toxic gas sensors using semiconducting oxides for environmental sustainability. Professor Wlodarski nicknamed him "Action Man".

Dr. Koz invented the world's first carbon monoxide sensor system for vehicles. This invention which prevents driver fatigue and suicides, was widely covered in the Australian national news. As a PhD student, Dr. Koz traveled around the world to present his inventions and ideas at international conferences and major industry events, including Siemens in Germany and the Ford Motor Company in Michigan.

While pursuing his graduate studies, Dr. Koz attended the May 2001 IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference in Rhodes, Greece. During the trip, he made a side visit to the enchanting Santorini island where he met his future wife. After getting married, they settled in Los Angeles, California, where Dr. Koz worked for Teledyne Analytical Instruments then became an engineering professor at UCLA.

At UCLA Dr. Koz was active in nanotechnology for sensors, nanoelectronics for computing, and nanomaterials for telecommunications while collaborating with the Department of Defense, Intel, IBM, GlobalFoundries, and MICRON. He published with the Nobel Laureate Prof Stoddart, and invented next generation MOF gas sensors with BASF researchers. In 2013, he left UCLA to lead a tech venture startup in high speed carbon electronics for 5G communications.

Over the many years, Dr. Koz was constantly sought out by law firms across the United States and Canada for his expertise in forensic air quality and toxic gas detection and consulted in over 40 legal cases as an expert witness. Over the years, he was shocked by the lack of available products that address environmental consciousness and toxic gas exposure.

After pondering this issue for a few years, the "Action Man" founded Forensics Detectors Company in 2017.

The company set a distinct goal, which remains unchanged today: to offer the most comprehensive gas detection equipment, at the best prices, with immediate availability for all markets.

Meet the Team

Dr. Kos Galatsis ("Dr.Koz") is the founder and CEO of Forensics Detectors. He is regarded as a world expert and authority in air quality monitoring and gas detection. He is a subject matter expert on air quality, gas sensor technology, gas detection, gas detectors, gas meters, and gas analyzers. He has been designing, building, manufacturing and testing toxic gas detection systems for over 25 years. 

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