Welcome!

Welcome to the molecular plasmonics lab at Eindhoven University of Technology. We are an interdisciplinary team of physicists and chemists that develop approaches for single-molecule sensing with the aim to study individual biomolecules in complex environments. Our research particularly focuses on single-molecule detection using plasmonic and fluorescent approaches. Read more about our work on our research pages:

  1. 1. Nanoparticle functionalization 
  2. 2. Molecular plasmonics
  3. 3. Label-free single-molecule biosensing

We are continuously looking for PhD students and postdocs with an interest in microscopy and physics. In addition to the positions advertised on the site, there is of course always the option to arrange short or longer-term visits of our group, or to apply for grants on an individual basis. Please contact Peter Zijlstra with a motivation letter if you are interested.

Recent news

Meeting in MPIP, Mainz marks the next phase of SUPERCOL!

December 15, 2021
On November 8th-11th,2021 the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP) hosted…

Molecular Plasmonics joins EHCI at TU/e

December 13, 2021
We are now a part of the newly founded Hendrik Casimir Institute,…

Correlative microscopy of single self-assembled nanorod dimers for refractometric sensing


Michael A. Beuwer, Peter Zijlstra* Single metallic particles and dimers of nanospheres…

Imaging and Localization of Single Emitters near Plasmonic Particles of Different Size, Shape, and Material


Frank Bloksma, Peter Zijlstra* Colloidal plasmonic materials are increasingly used in biosensing…