Johan Hofkens#


Johan Hofkens
Email:johan.hofkens 'at' kuleuven.be
Membership Number:4999
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:jhofkens
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0002-9101-0567
Homepage: https://chem.kuleuven.be/en/research/mip


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 - present Gewoon hoogleraar KULeuven Belgium
  • 2005 - 2008 Hoogleraar KULeuven Belgium
  • 2002 - 2005 Hoofddocent KULeuven, Leuven (50%) Belgium
  • 2002 - 2005 Chargé de cours, UCL, Louvain la Neuve, (50%) Belgium
  • 1999 - 2002 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium FWO (Belgian Science Foundation) postdoctoral fellow
  • 1997 - 1999 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium FWO postdoctoral fellow
  • 1997 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis USA Short stay abroad (3 months) as postdoctoral fellow of the FWO
  • 1995 - 1996 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium KULeuven postdoctoral fellow
  • 1994 - 1995 Osaka University, Faculty of Applied Physics Japan JSPS-postdoctoral fellow

Fields of Scholarship
  • Optical spectroscopy of molecular (bio)materials
  • Single molecule spectroscopy/microscopy (SMS)
  • Superresolution fluorescence microscopy (PALM type microscopies and RESOLFT type of microscopies)
  • Integrated microscopies (integrated fluorescence/SEM microscopy)
  • Microscopy developement (remote Raman excitation microscopy, defocused wide field imaging, NASCA microscopy,...)
  • Superresolution optical mapping of DNA for microbiome analysis
  • Spectroscopy of metal clusters confined in porous materials
  • Advanced spectroscopy and synthesis of perovskites

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Guest professor University of Parma (Department of Physics), Italy (04/2018-06/2018)
  • 2017 Elected member of the European Academy of Science (since September)
  • 2017 Personal meeting with Bill Gates on microbiome research
  • 2017 Proof of Concept grant ERC (Metamapper)
  • 2017 Guest professor University of Parma (Department of Physics), Italy (28/04/2017-30/09/2017)
  • 2016 Guest professor RIES (Research Institute for Electronic Science), Hokkeido University, Japan (01/06/2016 - 30/09/2016)
  • 2016 Proteomass Scientific Society Award 2016 (at ISN2A 2016), Award to a career in pioneering science for ground breaking innovations on single molecule detection
  • 2012 Asian Photochemistry Association Masuhara lecture award
  • 2012 ERC advanced research grant (FLUOROCODE)
  • 2012 Adjunct professor Nano-science center Copenhagen
  • 2011 Guest professor CNRS/Université Lille
  • 2011 Elected member of the Flemish Academy of Science (Vlaamse Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Kunst)
  • 2010 Zernike Chair 2010 Groningen University
  • 2007 Finalist Decartes price 2006
  • 2006 Morino Lecturer (Morino Foundation, Japan)
  • 2005 Prix FSR Université Catholique Louvain La Neuve
  • 2001 Grammaticakis Neumann award in Photochemistry
  • 2000 Award of the ‘Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Kunst’, sectie Chemie

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