Prof. Dr. Kevin Braeckmans

Having obtained a Licentiate degree in Physics at Ghent University (Belgium) in 1999, Kevin Braeckmans joined the Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy (Ghent University) to perform research on advanced optical microscopy methods for pharmaceutical applications. In 2004 he received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders, focusing on single particle tracking microscopy. In 2005 he was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Christophe Bräuchle lab, Physikalische Chemie I, Ludwich Maximilians University Munich. In 2008 he was appointed as professor at Ghent University where he is currently leading the Bio-Photonics Research Group, which is part of the Lab. of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy.

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From 2015 till 2020 he held a position as Guest Professor at the University of Lille (France), and became a full professor at Ghent University in 2018. In the same year he initiated the Ghent Light Microscopy core facility which he has been chairing since. A first line of research involves the study of biological barriers of functional nanomaterials by advanced microscopy techniques. Apart from that there is also an interest in developing optics based methods for medical diagnostics.

A recent important research field in the group is the usage of light as mediator for nanoparticle and drug delivery. For this work he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2015 (NANOBUBBLE, 2015-2020) and an ERC Proof of Concept Grant in 2021. In 2021 the spin-off company Trince was started of which he is co-founder and part-time CSO.

Bio-Photonics Research Group

Research at the Bio-Photonics Research Group (BPRG), headed by prof. Kevin Braeckmans, focuses on the development of biophotonics methods for biomedical applications and drug delivery in particular.