Spectroscopy is pleased to announce the addition of Matthieu Baudelet, PhD, to its editorial advisory board.
Baudelet is an assistant research professor of optics in the Laser and Plasma Laboratory in the Townes Laser Institute in the College of Optics and Plasma at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, Florida). He graduated from the University of Lille (France) in 2003, with a B.S. in physics, starting his career in spectroscopy with Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy. In 2005, he received his M.S. in lasers and spectroscopy from the University of Lyon (France), and completed his PhD in the Laboratoire de Spectrométrie Ionique et Moléculaire (Lasim, Lyon), working on laser-induced plasma and spectroscopic analysis under the direction of Jin Yu.
In his doctoral research, Baudelet demonstrated the advantages of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for biological sensing and food monitoring, publishing articles on the use of femtosecond pulses to improve this technique, and the development of analytical techniques to understand and extract the maximum amount of information from the LIBS spectra of bacteria.
Today, Baudelet continues his research on laser spectroscopy and sensing for the Townes Laser Institute. His work covers the fundamentals of laser-induced plasmas, the application of laser spectroscopies such as LIBS, fluorescence, Raman, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy as fundamental diagnostics. He also studies sensing techniques for defense, industrial, environmental, and biomedical applications, and the propagation of ultrashort laser pulses for sensing purposes at distances up to the kilometer range.
Baudelet currently is studying the fundamentals of laser spectroscopy for atomic and molecular spectroscopy, with applications including plasma diagnostics, quantitative analysis, and sensing in tabletop and integrated configurations for stand-off detection.