Welcome to the
Laboratory of Photochemistry and Spectroscopy, which is part of the
Division of Molecular Imaging and Photonics of the
group consists of staff members (Prof. Dr. N. Boens, Prof. Dr. S. De
Feyter, Prof. Dr. J. Hofkens, Prof. Dr. M. Van der Auweraer, Prof.
Dr. Hiroshi Uji-i, Prof.
Dr. Em. L. Viaene, and Prof. Dr. Em. F. C. De Schryver), two
technical/administrative staff and an international group of
post-docs and doctoral students.
The lab has over the
years established an ensemble of techniques with special emphasis on
time and space resolved optical and non-optical microscopy and
spectroscopy techniques. Research topics cover a broad range: from
the fluorescence properties of multichromophoric systems to the in
real-time visualization of the activity of single enzymes and
catalysts. From molecular pattern formation on surfaces to
nanoscale reactivity. From the photoconductivity of polymers or
nanoparticles with a potential for OLEDS and solar cells to the
design and optical characterization of new fluorescent sensors.