Stephen P. Beaudoin

Dr. Beaudoin is the Trace & Vapor Lead for the ALERT Center. Stephen P. Beaudoin received his Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in 1988, his Master of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, and his PhD from North Carolina State University in 1995.  All of his degrees are in Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Beaudoin was appointed Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Arizona State University in the Fall of 1995, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Fall of 2000.  In the Spring of 2003, he joined the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue, where he was promoted to the rank of Professor in the Fall of 2006.  Dr. Beaudoin has served the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue as Associate Head, as Director of Undergraduate Studies, and as Director of Graduate Admissions.   Dr. Beaudoin has won the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation, and has been named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar and Purdue University Provost Fellow for Student Success.  He has won numerous teaching and mentoring awards, including being the inaugural recipient of the Purdue University Student Government Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Beaudoin’s areas of research interest are focused on particle and thin film adhesion.  His work finds applications in explosives detection and in microelectronics, food, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.