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Dr. Matthieu Baudelet

Dr. Matthieu Baudelet

Asst Professor of Chemistry/National Center for Forensic Science

Laser Plasma Laboratory



407-823-6910 (Work)


Partnership I, Office 316B
CREOL 121 (Office)
CREOL 115 (Lab)
CREOL 141 (Lab)


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.

Awards & Honors

2014 UCF Innovator
2014 Office of Research & Commercialization Millionaire's Club
2012 Office of Research & Commercialization Millionaire's Club

Recent Publications

J. Chappell, M. Martinez, M. Baudelet
"Statistical evaluation of spectral interferences in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy"
Spectrochimica Acta Part B - Atomic Spectroscopy
S. J. Pandey, R. Locke, R. M. Gaume, and M. Baudelet
"Effect of powder compact density on the LIBS analysis of Ni impurities in alumina powders"
Spectrochimica Acta Part B-Atomic Spectroscopy, 148, pp. 99-104
D. Reyes, M. Baudelet, M. Richardson, and SR. Fairchild
"Transition from linear- to nonlinear-focusing regime of laser filament plasma dynamics"
Journal of applied physics, 124(5), 053103
H. Kerrigan, D. Reyes, D. Thul, M. Weidman, M. Baudelet, S. Rostami-Fairchild, and M. Richardson
"Enhanced filament ablation"
DEPS Annual Symposium Directed Energy Science and Technology, Oxnard, CA
N. Bodnar, N. Barbieri, H. Kerrigan, D. Reyes, D. Thul, S. Rostami-Fairchild, R. Bernath, M. Baudelet and M. Richardson
"Remote generation of RF emission with filament lasers"
DEPS Annual Symposium Directed Energy Science and Technology, Oxnard, CA
J. Thompson, S. Rostami Fairchild, M Baudelet, and M.C. Richardson
"Shooting through Raindrops with Laser Pulses"
UCF Research Undergraduate Conference (FURC)
S.R. Fairchild, W. Walasik, D. Kepler, M. Baudelet, N.M. Litchinister, and M.C. Richardson
"Free-space nonlinear beam combining for high intensity projection"
Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 10147
S.J. Pandey, M. Martinez, J. HostaĊĦa, L. Esposito, M. Baudelet and R.M. Gaume
"Quantification of SiO2 sintering additive in YAG transparent ceramics by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy"
Optical Materials Express, 7(5), pp. 1666-1671
S. Rostami, M. Baudelet and M. Richardson
"UV-Vis-NIR white light LIDAR using polarization controlled laser filamentation"
CLEO Conference, San Jose, CA
M.C. Richardson, N. Barbieri, K Lim, C.H Jeon, M. Weidman, D. Thul, M. Durand, S. Rostrami-Fairchild, R. Bernath, M. Baudelet, W. Li, and E. Johnson
"Using vortex optics with high intensity laser beams"
University of Bordeaux - CELIA


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