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

SuperCol presented at Dutch Design Week

October 27, 2022
SuperCol contributes to an exhibition themed ‘Sensing the Invisible’ in a joint exhibit with students and researchers of the Consense ITN, the international student competition SensUs, and the research group Molecular Plasmonics of SuperCol coordinator Dr Peter Zijlstra. The exhibit shows the future of biosensors and how they will change our lives.

Editor of special issue in J.Chem Phys., April 2022

August 8, 2022
P. Zijlstra served as an editor of the special issue in JCP…

NWO OTP grant awarded!


Received a grant within the NWO OTP entitled WaterMonitor: continuous monitoring of…

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…