Pieter De Beule

Group Leader
Applied Nano-Optics 

Pieter De Beule is currently group leader of the INL Applied Nano-Optics laboratory 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 year 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 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.

Selected Publications