KU Leuven, founded in 1425, is the oldest and largest university in Belgium. In 2019, KUL is at place 48 of the THE World University Ranking and on place 1 of the Reuters’ Ranking of Europe’s most innovative universities.
The project will be hosted within the Laboratory for Soft-Matter Physics and Biophysics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (part of the Faculty of Science). The laboratory with 5 full-time and 2 part-time professors is in a strong growth phase regarding staff members, scientific output, and instrumental facilities. The team has solid expertise in the physics of polymers, glasses, liquids and biological matter, especially at the molecular and cellular levels. The analytical facilities include dielectric spectroscopy, microgravimetry, photo-acoustics, calorimetry, and scanning probe microscopy including nanoscale optics.