Robert A. Beaudet

Expert in energetic materials, and chemical and biological weapons
  • Emeritus professor of Chemistry
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
Office: (213) 740-4125


  • physical chemistry
  • molecular approaches to atmospheric and astrophysical research
  • remote sensing of atmospheres
  • molecular spectroscopy of Van der Waals clusters
  • laser spectroscopy
  • energetic materials
  • detection and destruction of chemical warfare weapons
  • detection of trace gases, explosives, narcotics and nerve gases
  • biodetection of pathogens and other biological systems
  • chemical treaty verification
  • chemical and biological warfare and terrorism
  • destruction of chemical weapons


  • French

Additional Information

  • Involved in life detection missions to Mars, including sample return missions
  • Chairs a National Research Council committee overseeing the Army’s destruction of the U.S. stockpile of chemical weapons