Christian Burlet obtained his Master in Geology in 2002 from University of Liège (Belgium).
In 2007, he started working for the Geological Survey of Belgium (GSB-RBINS) on a Belgium-Africa cooperation project (gecoproject.org), where he worked in applied mineralogy, developing Raman spectroscopy of unstructured Cu, Co and Mn oxidized ores. During the last 5 years, he has been working for several raw materials related EU projects (FP7 and H2020).
He currently coordinates the selective mining work package of the ROBOMINERS H2020 project and works on the LIBS-Screen BRAIN (Belspo) project, developing laser-based spectroscopy tools for fast CRM screening in mining operations. He is a member of the EuroGeoSurveys Minerals and Raw Materials Expert Group. Christian Burlet is also regularly working on archaeometry projects, applying non-destructive or quasi non-destructive analytical techniques on paleontological and archaeological material.
Raw materials, Raman spectroscopy, Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Low-power Electronic Design
Mulè G., Burlet C. & Vanbrabant Y., 2017. Automated curve fitting and unsupervised clustering of manganese oxide Raman responses Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 48(11):1665-1675. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5240
Burlet C., Goethals H. & Vanbrabant Y., 2016. Delafossite structure of heterogenite polytypes (HCoO2) by Raman and infrared micro-spectroscopy Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 159:90-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2016.01.038
Jaubert J., Verheyden S., Genty D., Soulier M., Cheng H., Blamart D., Burlet C., Camus H., Delaby S., Deldicque D., Edwards R. L., Ferrier C., Lacrampe-Cuyaubère F., Lévêque F., Maksud F., Mora P., Muth X., Régnier É., Rouzaud J. & Santos F., 2016. Early Neanderthal constructions deep in Bruniquel Cave in southwestern France. Nature, 534(7605):111-114. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature18291
Burlet C., Vanbrabant Y., Piessens K., Welkenhuysen K. & Verheyden S., 2015. Niphargus : a silicon band-gap sensor temperature logger for high-precision environmental monitoring Computers & Geosciences, 74:50–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2014.10.009
Burlet C. & Vanbrabant Y., 2015. Study of the spectro-chemical signatures of cobalt-manganese layered oxides (asbolane–lithiophorite and their intermediates) by Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 46(10):941–952. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.4755