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

Research paper published in JPC Letters

February 27, 2020
DOI: doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00155 Yuyang Wang, Matěj Horáček, and Peter Zijlstra Plasmon resonances have…

Research paper published in Nanoscale


Dynamic single-molecule counting for the quantification and optimization of nanoparticle functionalization protocols…

Two PhD vacancies available (filled)

January 13, 2020
These positions have been filled. We are excited to announce that two…

Gold particle shines like a flashlight on proteins


Original post can be found on the TU/e website. Peter Zijlstra recently…