Postdoctoral position on integrated fluorescence - electron microscopy

KU Leuven
April 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

For the Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis we are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher for the development and application of integrated fluorescence-electron microscopy. The Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis focuses on the design, characterization and application of nanostructured and nanoporous materials for broad applications. The Roeffaers group ( develops optical micro(spectro)scopy tools and assays to study material properties and chemical processes under realistic conditions and this at the smallest time and length scales possible. The group closely collaborates with prof. Hofkens of the Laboratory for Photochemistry and Spectroscopy (dept. Chemistry, Currently, the research focus lies on fluorescence and Raman microscopy and the integration of optical microscopy inside a scanning electron microscope.

You work at the interplay of material sciences and engineering. You are responsible for the:

- Development and maintenance of integrated optical-electron microscopy.

1) an existing integrated wide-field fluorescence - scanning electron microscope equipped with EDX detector; the system is based on a FEI Quanta FEG 250 equipped with an in house adapted Delmic SECOM module enabling single molecule fluorescence detection ( construction of a novel confocal fluorescence - scanning electron microscope. You will take the responsibility in building the system around a novel JEOLJSM-7200F LV (delivery summer 2017) equipped with the Delmic SECOM platform and a confocal laser scan head (Nikon C2). The final goal of this system is to enable correlated electron and time- and spectrally resolved luminescence imaging.

- Application of integrated optical-electron microscopy to energy materials such as hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites and to heterogeneous catalysts and photocatalysts.

- Preparation and publication of scientific articles related to the research project.

- Supervision and guidance of motivated PhD students requiring integrated optical-electron microscopy for their research.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess