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Pieter De Beule

Staff Researcher


Pieter De Beule is group manager of the INL Applied Nano-Optics Laboratory leading a research team focusing on the development of new optics inspired technology for the nanosciences. He hold a MSc. degree in engineering physics from Ghent University, Belgium, and a Ph.D degree in physics from Imperial College London, UK, following research performed in the group of Prof. Paul French. Pieter 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 nine peer reviewed research articles, fourteen international conference contributions, two book chapters, and is the (co-)inventor on two international patent applications (

Recent Publications

1. Miranda A, Martins M, De Beule PAA. Microscopic thin film optical anisotropy imaging at the solid-liquid interface. Rev Sci Instrum. 2016; 87(4):043701.

2. Miranda A, Martins M, De Beule PAA. Simultaneous differential spinning disk fluorescence optical sectioning microscopy and nanomechanical mapping atomic force microscopy. Rev Sci Instrum. 205; 86(9):093705.

3. De Beule PAA. Surface scattering of core–shell particles with anisotropic shell. J Opt Soc Am A. 2014; 31(1):162.

4. Pimenta S, Cardoso S, Miranda A, De Beule PAA, Castanheira EMS, Minas G. Design and fabrication of SiO_2/TiO_2 and MgO/TiO_2 based high selective optical filters for diffuse reflectance and fluorescence signals extraction. Biomed Opt Express. 2015; 6(8):3084.

5. 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.