Oleg MATVEEV, Ph.D.
Address: 1035 NW 89th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32606.
Telephone: (home) (352) 333-0176;
(work) (352) 846-0840
Born: Kiev, Ukraine
Citizenship: US naturalized citizen
Languages: Mother tongue: Russian; English, Ukrainian
My and my family website: picasaweb.google.com/ laserol
1973 Graduated with Red Diploma (Highest Honor) in physics, and military electrical engineering from the
Department of Physics (the Division of Optics and Spectroscopy) at the Dnepropetrovsky State University,
1979 Ph.D. (Kandidat Nauk) in laser spectroscopy from the Moscow State University “M.V.
Lomonosov”. Thesis: “The investigation of multistep laser photoionization of atoms
as a spectroanalytical method."
Employment History, Scientific and Teaching Experience
1995-Present University of Florida, GAINESVILLE, FL, USA
Laser analytical spectroscopy, resonance ionization spectroscopy (RIS),
resonance ionization photon and image detectors (RID), tunable solid state and diode lasers design, laser lidar and
radar, ultra-narrowband image detectors, laser ultrasonics, electromagnetically induced transparency, lasers in
medicine and biology. ICR FTIR, MALDY mass spectrometry, laser headlight system for invisible road illumination.
Multipass optical systems and Raman spectrometer development.
Innovation policy and science management.
Graduate students mentoring. Analytical instruments maintenance and upgrading.
1994-1995 Moscow State University, MOSCOW, RUSSIA.
Laser analytical atomic and molecular spectroscopy, RIS, RID, low-noise
charge sensitive amplifiers for nuclear particle detectors. Graduate students
1992-1994 Commission of the European Communities, Joint Research Centre,
Environmental Institute, ISPRA, ITALY.
Time resolved laser-induced fluorescence and laser enhanced ionization
spectroscopy, tunable lasers design.
1988-1994 Mosaika II LTD, MOSCOW, RUSSIA.
Head of laser analytical laboratory, director of ANALITIKA LTD branch.
R&D in the fields of atomic absorption, laser enhanced ionization and fluorescence
spectrometers, laser lidar and radar, development of gas discharge and
solid state lasers, tunable lasers design.
1982-1991 NPO “Chimvolokno” (Institute of Chemical Fibers), MYTISCHI, MOSCOW REGION.
Head of spectrochemical and instrumental analysis laboratory.
R&D in the fields of laser analytical atomic and molecular spectroscopy and
spectrometers, RIS, RID, signal to noise ratio, atomization and atomizers, pulsed
tunable lasers, nitrogen and excimer lasers design, laser lidars, procedures of
atomic and molecular analysis, infrared, Raman and mass- spectroscopy of
polymers and chemical fibers, lasers in medicine and biology, optical methods of
particles size distribution determination. Graduate students teaching and
1980-1986 Institute of Patent Examination, MOSCOW, RUSSIA.
Expert - patent examiner.
Examination, evaluation and review of patent applications in various fields of
technical physics and spectroscopy.
1977-1978 USSR Academy of Science, Institute of Spectroscopy, TROITSK, MOSCOW REGION
Single atoms detection, resonance ionization spectroscopy, RID, nitrogen and
tunable laser design.
1976-1982 Moscow State University, MOSCOW, RUSSIA.
Graduate student, junior research scientist.
Scientific work in the fields of laser enhanced ionization spectroscopy, RIS, RID,
nitrogen and dye laser design.
Students teaching and graduate students mentoring.
1973-1976 Institute of Iodine and Bromine, SAKY, CRIMEA, UKRAINE.
Junior research scientist.
Research work in the fields of atomic absorption and fluorescence atomic analysis,
resonance ionization spectroscopy (RIS), resonance ionization photon detectors,
mass-spectrometry and laser isotope separation.
Summary of research interests and scientific experience.
Laser analytical atomic and molecular spectroscopy and spectrometers design, fundamental and applied research in
resonance ionization spectroscopy of atoms and molecules, resonance ionization, photon detection and detectors;
laser sources of ionization for mass spectrometry; optical ultra-narrowband image detectors; infrared, Raman and mass
spectroscopy of polymers and chemical fibers; laser ultrasonics; laser lidars and radars; nitrogen, excimer, tunable
solid state and diode lasers design; high voltage pulsed electronics and schematics; experiment and theory on signal to
noise ratio; atomization and atomizers; inductively coupled plasma and ICP FTIR, MALDI mass spectrometry; ion
mobility spectrometers; physics and chemistry of low temperature flames, plasmas and its diagnostics, laser isotope
separation; space laser communication systems; gas and solid state nuclear particles detectors; procedures for atomic
and molecular analysis; electromagnetically induced transparency, lasers in medicine and biology;
fiber optics cancer diagnostics and treatment; laser optical methods for particles size distribution determination; laser vehicular headlight system for invisible road illumination;
multipass optical systems; science and innovations organization and management, open peer review systems.
Engineering and hands-on experience.
- Good experience with MS Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Office 2003
(Word, Excel, etc.), Microcal Origin, SigmaScan Pro 5, CorelDRAW 10, Adobe Acrobat, Mathcad 2000
Professional, Opticslab 5.22.
- Extensive experience with major and many specific optical elements and components used in optical, and laser
spectroscopy experiments and laser design. Optics and lasers installation, positioning and alignment.
- Extensive experience with major vacuum creating devices, components, elements and units, their
installation and setting up.
- Extensive experience with major and many specific photon detectors and image acquiring devices.
- Good experience with high voltage DC & pulsed electronics.
- Good experience with general and optomechanical design and drafting.
- Good experience with high pressure gas lines and elements, including those designed for toxic and flammable
- Extensive experience with major signal acquisition techniques (oscilloscopes, amplifiers, A/D converters etc.)
- Good experience with many chemical analytical instruments and sample preparation technique.
- Good experience with solid state and gas filled imaging and 2D detectors for high-energy nuclear particles.
- Extensive experience with many modern analytical instruments maintenance and upgrading
118 scientific works have been published in Soviet and international journals including 23 Soviet inventions and tree US
Other scientific credentials.
Among my 118 scientific publications 5 are reviews, 21 publications (including 3 reviews) had been written without co-
authors, 19 were theoretical and 71 experimental. 21 experimental works were conceived and performed either mostly
or entirely by myself.
Citation index. My citation index without self-citation (1979-2007) is 249.
Main personal scientific and practical achievements.
1. Independently discovered resonance ionization spectroscopy (RIS). 1975.
(In the world only for research and
development in the RIS spectroscopy and its application more than $5 billions dollars
had been spent. Several thousand
papers were published in the
2. Independently suggested to use RIS for isotope separation and for ultrasensitive atomic analysis. 1975.
3. A method of resonance ionization photon detection had been suggested. 1975
(More than 50 papers had been published on this topic in the world in at least 4 countries).
4. A most sensitive with record low limit of detection (even at present time) method for atomic analysis combining
RIS, mass spectrometry and atomization of sample in vacuum had been suggested. 1976 –77.
(More than 200 publications in more than 10 countries had been published on this topic. Commercially available
analytical instruments had been developed in the US. The subject is described in several books including textbooks for
5. Independently discovered laser enhanced ionization spectroscopy (LEI) 1978. First it was discovered in the USA
6. Experimentally discovered efficient stepwise laser excitation for LEI method in high temperature inert gas in
flame. This method had been suggested for ultrasensitive LEI atomic analysis in flame. 1978
(At present most atomic analysis in the world are performed using flames as an atomizing medium. Most atomic analysis
spectrometers sold in the world also are flame atomic absorption. The multistep excitation and ionization LEI method is
still the most sensitive method of atomic analysis in flame. More than 300 papers had been published on this topic in
the world in at least 8 countries. The subject is described in several books including textbooks for students)
7. A novel method for ulrtanarrowband resonance ionization imaging (RIID) had been suggested. 1980
8. Highly sensitive imaging method has been suggested and theoretically developed for single atom and molecules
9. Two novel highly sensitive methods of intracavity absorption spectroscopy had been
10. First experiments with resonance ionization photon detector performed. 1987
11. The effect of shot noise suppression in flame LEI had been discovered. 1987
12. The effect of atoms accumulation in flame LEI had been discovered. 1987
13. The basics of optimal signal detection theory if flame LEI had been developed 1988
14. Commercially available LEI spectrometer had been developed under my supervision. 1990.
15. Several new potential practical applications for RIID had been suggested and patented 1995-2002.
16. First experimental design of RIID was developed and studied.
17. Several new methods for vehicular invisible road illumination and imaging had been suggested
and patented 2000 – 2004.
18. A novel design of solid state tunable laser had been suggested 2006.
A novel multipass optical system had been suggested and developed using optical design software
20. A novel synergistic model for innovation policy and management had been suggested and developed.
novel approach for fiber optics diagnostics of cancer had been
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