John Lucchi graduated with his B.S. in Physics at the Rowan University in 2018, where he began his research experience in spectroscopy and spectrometry. In 2023, he graduated with his Ph.D. with an M.S. along the way in Chemistry at the University of Central Florida working on a “Chemical Approach to Tire Mark Analysis” under the direction of Dr. Matthieu BAUDELET.
He showed the viability of elemental analysis of tires and their skid marks to show association to the scene of an accident, especially in the cases of hit and runs. He has published work on the use of LIBS and ICP-MS for the elemental analysis of tire rubber, in addition to an article on an improved light collection technique for LIBS.
John Lucchi continues to use his expertise as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida under Dr. BAUDELET. His research focuses on the application of spectroscopy for forensic anthropology, while continuing his tire and skid mark research in a supervisory role.