Dr. Matthieu Baudelet

Associate Professor




Room: 407-823-6910 (Work)
Curriculum Vitae


Matthieu BAUDELET graduated with a B.S. in Physics in the University of Lille (France) in 2003, starting his experience in Spectroscopy with Fourier-Transform Microwave Spectroscopy. In 2005, he graduated with a M.S. in "Laser and Spectroscopy" in the University of Lyon (France) and continued to complete his Ph.D. in the 'Laboratoire de Spectrométrie Ionique et Moléculaire' (Lasim, Lyon) working on "Laser-induced plasma and spectroscopic analysis" under the direction of Pr. Jin YU. He showed the advantages of LIBS for biological sensing and food monitoring and wrote publications on the use of femtosecond pulses to improve this technique and the development of analytical techniques to understand and extract the maximum of information from the LIBS spectrum of bacteria. He continued his research on laser spectroscopy and sensing as a Senior Research Scientist for the Townes Laser Institute at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL). His panel covers the fundamentals of laser-induced plasmas, the application of laser spectroscopies such as LIBS, Fluorescence, Raman, FTIR, ... as fundamental diagnostics as well as sensing techniques for defense, industrial, environmental, biomedical applications and the study of propagation of ultrashort laser pulses for sensing purposes at distances up to the kilometer range. From 2012 to 2015, as a Research Assistant Professor of Optics in the Laser & Plasma Laboratory in the Townes Laser Institute, he is introducing and developing laser spectroscopy for atomic spectroscopy as well as electronic, vibrational and rotational molecular spectroscopy for studying fundamentals of plasmas, quantitative analysis and sensing in tabletop and integrated configuration as well as for stand-off detection. The fields of application go from forensic science (with a secondary joint appointment at the National Center for Forensic Science) to biomedical diagnostic to manufacturing optimization.

            Now Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida, his research focuses on the application of laser-based spectroscopy for forensic analysis: atomic spectroscopy with laser ablation techniques (LIBS and LA-ICP-MS) as well as micro-spectroscopy for trace evidence analysis. A large part of his research focuses also on the quantification of interferences in spectroscopic signals.

Recent Publications

D. Thul, R. Bernath, N. Bodnar, H. Kerrigan, D. Reyes, J. Pena, P. Roumayah, L. Shah, D. Maukonen, J. Bradford, M. Baudelet, S.R. Fairchild and M.C. Richardson
"The mobile ultrafast high energy laser facility - A new facility for high-intensity atmospheric laser propagation studies"
Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 140, A. 106519
J. Lucchi, D. Gluck, S. Rials, L. Tang and M. Baudelet
"Tire Classification by Elemental Signatures Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy"
Applied Spectroscopy, 75(6), pp. 747-752
L.R. Shultz, B. McCullough, W.J. Newsome, H. Ali, T.E. Shaw, K.O. Davis, F.J. Uribe-Romo, M. Baudelet, and T. Jurca
"A combined mechanochemical and calcination route to mixed cobalt oxides for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrophenols"
Molecules, 25(1), A. 89
M. Martinez and M. Baudelet
"Matrix-matched calibration material for zinc analysis of human nails by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy"
Spectrochimica Acta Part B - Atomic Spectroscopy, 163, A. 105732
J. Hostaša, A. Piancastelli, V. Biasini, S.J. Pandey, M. Martinez, M. Baudelet, and R.M. Gaume
"Advances in the monitoring of the SiO2 evaporation loss in transparent YAG ceramics by LIBS"
Ceramics International, 45(9), pp. 12274-12278

Recent Presentations

R. Gaume
"Monitoring the Fabrication of Optical Ceramics by LIBS"
9th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites and Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development 2016 (ACerS conference), Toronto Ontario, Canada, 26 June-1 July
R. Gaume
"Monitoring the Fabrication of Optical Ceramics by LIBS"
6th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare-Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices (PRE’16), Greenville SC, USA, 8-10 June
M. Baudelet, S.J. Pandey, R. Locke, B. Seesahai, R.M. Gaume, and M.C. Richardson
"Study of matrix effects for reproducible LIBS analysis of powders"
Pittcon, Atlanta GA, March
Cheonha Jeon, Danielle Harper, Khan Lim, Magali Durand, Michael Chini, Matthieu Baudelet, Martin Richardson
"Interaction between a Single Water Droplet and a Laser Filament"
CLEO- Pacific Rim, Busan, Korea, September
M. Baudelet, J. Chappell, B. Seesahai, M.C. Richardson, M.E. Sigman
"Quantitative evaluation of interferences in optical emission spectroscopy: towards quantitative line assignment"
Pittcon 2015; New Orleans, LA; 03/09