Staff

The research group L3 currently has the following members :

Academic staff

  • Rik Van Deun
    Rik [dot] VanDeun [at] UGent [dot] be

    Head of the Luminescent Lathanide Lab

Post-doc researchers

  • Kai Li
    kaili [at] ciac [dot] ac [dot] cn

    Designs and synthesizes inorganic luminescent materials for LED applications

  • Flavia Artizzu
    flavia [dot] artizzu [at] ugent [dot] be

    Develops nanocomposite materials for highly efficient sensitized lanthanide emission

PhD researchers

  • Jing Liu
    jing [dot] liu [at] ugent [dot] be

    Makes luminescent lanthanide-doped molybdates and tungstates

  • Dimitrije Mara
    dimitrije [dot] mara [at] UGent [dot] be

    Studies materials that show temperature-dependent luminescence

  • Min Zeng
    min [dot] zeng [at] ugent [dot] be

    Develops lanthanide-doped quantum dots (in collaboration with prof. Zeger Hens)

  • Jieqi Hu
    hujieqi333 [at] 163 [dot] com

    Develops lanthanide MOFs for sensing applications

  • Chaoqing Yang
    maliechangge [at] 163 [dot] com

    Makes inorganic luminescent lanthanide phosphor materials

  • Jingyuan Xue
    jyx19910715 [at] hotmail [dot] com

    Creates inorganic/organic hybrid lanthanide materials for near-infrared luminescence

PhD researchers as co-promoter

  • Tim Verdonck
    Tim [dot] Verdonck [at] UGent [dot] be

    Investigates chromium deposition during steel electroplating (in collaboration with prof. K. Van Hecke)

Former post-doc researchers

1 September 2014 - 31 July 2015
Aleksandar Savić

Synthesized luminescent lanthanide and ruthernium complexes for DNA-intercalation

Anna M. Kaczmarek

Investigates luminescent rare-earth POMs for bio-imaging

Former Phd researchers

Roel Decadt

Studied luminescent lanthanide MOFs
(PhD defence: 11 May 2015)

Jeroen De Decker

Made porous materials for rare-earth recuperation from waste streams (in collaboration with prof. Van Der Voort and De Clercq)
(PhD defence: 12 June 2017)

Anna M. Kaczmarek

Made luminescent rare-earth carbonate and tungstate materials at the micro- and nano-scale
(PhD defence: 27 February 2015)

Ken Princen

Studied bio-conjugation of polyoxometalates for life science applications (in collaboration with prof. K. Van Hecke)

Former visiting post-doc / PhD researchers

15 September 2015 - June 2016
Parviz Gohari Derakhshandeh

Department of Chemistry, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
Made luminescent lanthanide-containing coordination polymers (in co-promotership with prof. K. Van Hecke)

7 April 2014 – 7 May 2014
Flavia Artizzu

Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Performed absolute quantum yield measurements on near-infrared emitting lanthanide quinolinates

1 April 2015 – 31 July 2015
Ilaria Nelli

Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Genova, Italy (prof. G. Costa)
Studied luminescent rare-earth oxides and oxycarbonates

2 April 2014 – 29 June 2014
Federico Locardi

Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Genova, Italy (prof. G. Costa)
Made lanthanide carbonate particles at the nano and micro size

Former thesis students

Volker Jens Schwerdtner

(2014-2015)
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Synthesized ruthenium complexes for DNA-interaction (in co-promotership with prof. Van Hecke)

Linde Miermans

(2011-2012)
Made luminescent lanthanide carbonate particles

Micheline D'hooge

(2014-2015)
Made luminescent rare-earth vanadates at the nano- and micro-scale

Stefanie Smeets

(2011-2012)
Investigated luminescent lanthanide MOFs

Florence Haepers

(2014-2015)
Made luminescent lanthanide complexes for DNA-interaction (in co-promotership with prof. K. Van Hecke)

Roel Decadt

(2009-2010)
Studied luminescent carboxylate lanthanide MOFs (in co-promotership with prof. P. Van Der Voort)

Tineke Mortier

(2014-2015)
Investigated 3d-4f Schiff base complexes (in co-promotership with prof. K. Van Hecke)

Jeroen De Cock

(2016-2017)
Studied interactions between polyoxometalates and proteins (promoter: prof. K. Van Hecke)

Jason Serck

(2013-2014)
Synthesized luminescent lanthanide MOFs

Elena Quinteiro González (Vigo University, Spain)

(2016-2017)
Developed lanthanide-doped tungstates for white-light emission via upconversion and/or downshifting

Dorine Ndagsi

(2013-2014)
Made white light emitting lanthanide-doped rare-earth tungstate and vanadate materials

Giovanni Pampararo (Genova University, Italy)

(2016-2017)
Made europium-doped alkaline-earth tungstates

Matthias Van Zele

(2013-2014)
Studied ink jet printing of luminescent thin films containing lanthanide-doped nano phosphors