National Center for Forensic Science

LA-ICP-MS and LIBS Workshop

Workshop on Laser Ablation for Forensic Analysis

Hosted by The National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida

Co-sponsored by: Applied Spectra, Inc & Analytik Jena

Wednesday and Thursday, February 8-9, 2017

Applied Spectra, Inc. and Analytik Jena, in cooperation with the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida, are pleased to announce a two-day workshop on Laser Ablation (LA-ICP-MS and LIBS) for Forensic Science Applications.

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There is no charge for this event, however registration is required.  Registration is now closed.

February 8 Topics will include :

  • Fundamentals of Laser Ablation ICP-MS and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Applied Spectra and Analytik Jena product overviews
  • Overview of Laser Ablation Applications for Forensic Science
  • Specific Applications presented by invited speakers:
    • Dr. Sarah Jantzi, Florida International University
    • Dr. Matthieu Baudelet, University of Central Florida
    • Dr. Mauro Martinez Labrador, University of Central Florida
  • Demonstration of Tandem LA-LIBS-ICP-MS in the laboratory of Dr. Matthieu Baudelet, National Center for Forensic Science, University of Central Florida

February 9 Topics will include:

  • Live analysis of participant supplied samples on the Applied Spectra J200™ Tandem LA-LIBS system interfaced to the Analytik Jena PlasmaQuant Elite™ ICP-MS system.

Overnight lodging at nearby hotels; La Quinta Inn, Hilton Double Tree, Marriot Courtyard.  Details provided upon registration.


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.

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 analysis. His research focuses as well on stand-off detection with a secondary joint appointment at CREOL – The College of Optics and Photonics at UCF.