Denis Boudreau

Position : Professor, Université Laval
Phone : 418 656-3287
E-mail :

Professional affiliations :

Chemistry Department, Université Laval

Projects in progress :

  • Fundamental studies of Förster Resonant Energy Transfer processes in multilayer core-shell plasmonic nanoparticles
  • Synthesis and photophysics of hollow alloy nanoparticles with enhanced properties for spectroscopy and catalysis
  • Novel plasmon-enhanced molecular probes for in-field detection of heavy metals in country foods
  • Design of molecular probes and multimodal optical fiber sensors for in vivo detection of biomarkers in animal models using Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) and Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
  • Design of portable optical detection systems for in-field environmental analysis

Interests :

Development of novel ultra-sensitive analysis techniques based on the latest advances in optics, plasmonic nanomaterials and spectroscopy for the purpose of studying trace atoms and molecules in various samples for environmental, industrial or medical applications

Research team :

PhD Students
Marie-Amélie Blais (co-supervised with Warwick Vincent, Dept. of Biology)
Marie-Pier Côté  (co-supervised with Anna Ritcey, COPL/Dept. of Chemistry)
Nicolas Fontaine (co-supervised with André Marette, Faculty of Medicine)
Natasia Freyria (co-supervised with Connie Lovejoy, Dept. of Biology)
Samuel Ouellet (co-supervised with Jérôme Plain, Univ. de Technologie de Troyes)
Audrey Picard-Lafond (co-supervised with Dominic Larivière, Dept. of Chemistry)
Benoît Richard (co-supervised with Anna Ritcey, COPL/Dept. of Chemistry)
Josée Richard-Daniel

MSc Students
Marc-Antoine Bansept (co-supervised wth Warwick Vincent, Dept. of Biology)
Aurélie Berhault (co-supervised with Anna Ritcey, COPL/Dept. of Chemistry)
Alexis Lebrun (co-supervised with Olivier Barbier, Faculty of Pharmacy)


See also these case studies on biosensor research underway in Prof. Boudreau's lab at COPL


Centre d'optique, photonique et laser
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Université Laval, Québec, Canada, G1V 0A6
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