Pieter De Beule
Pieter De Beule is currently staff researcher of the INL Medical Devices group within the Department of Life Sciences, leading a research team focusing on the development of new optics inspired technology for the nanosciences. Pieter joined the installation commission of the INL back in 2009 and was detached to the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, for a period of two years working with Dr. Thomas Jovin at the laboratory of Cellular Dynamics on the development of a new type of optical microscope. In 2011, Pieter started at the new INL facilities in Braga to set up the optical microscope facilities and develop his independent research lines.
Pieter holds an MSc degree in engineering physics from Ghent University, Belgium, and a PhD degree in physics from Imperial College London, UK, following research performed in the group of Prof. Paul French. He is a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) and the Biophysical Society (BPS). He has contributed to twelve peer-reviewed research articles, six international conference proceedings, four book chapters, and is the (co-)inventor on two international patent applications.
- Viegas D, Fernandes E, Queirós R, Petrovykh DY and De Beule PAA
Adapting Bobbert-Vlieger model to spectroscopic ellipsometry of gold nanoparticles with bio-organic shells..
Biomed. Opt. Express 8, 3538-3550 (2017)
- Miranda A, De Beule PAA
Microscopic thin film optical anisotropy imaging at the solid-liquid interface.
Rev Sci Instrum. 2016;87(4):043701
- Miranda A, Martins M, De Beule PAA
Simultaneous differential spinning disk fluorescence optical sectioning microscopy and nanomechanical mapping atomic force microscopy.
Rev Sci Instrum. 2015; 86(9):093705
- De Beule PAA
Surface scattering of core–shell particles with anisotropic shell.
J Opt Soc Am A. 2014; 31(1):162
- Gómez-Varela AI, Castro Y, Durán A, De Beule PAA, Flores-Arias MT, Bao-Varela C.
Synthesis and characterization of erbium-doped SiO2-TiO2 thin films prepared by sol-gel and dip-coating techniques onto commercial glass substrates as a route for obtaining active Gradient-Index materials.
Thin Solid Films. 2015; 583:115-121