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Prof. Johan Hofkens

Johan Hofkens graduated from the Laboratory of Photochemistry and Spectroscopy, KU Leuven (Belgium), in 1993 studying TICT-states in organic molecules by time-resolved fluorescence measurements. After a postdoctoral stays (1994–1995) with Prof. Masuhara at Osaka University (Japan) on the development of optical trapping and with the late Prof. Barbara at University of Minneapolis (USA) on single-molecule spectroscopy, he returned to the KU Leuven were he started the single-molecule group, focusing on the development of optical microscopy tools to study challenging topics at the boundary of chemistry, biology and physics. Amongst others, he was awarded a prestigious ERC advanced grant (2012) and PoC grant (2017).

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