Research Team

We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic masters, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.
Please contact Prof. Rocha (email) for inquiries.

Principal Investigator

Post-doctoral researchers

PhD students

Master students

Intership students


Dr. Monica Ricci , PhD student
Monica finished her PhD entitled Hands and Eyes on Single-cells: Silver Nanowire Endoscopy for Intracellular Delivery and Sensing in January 2021(co-promotor, link to archived page)

Dr. Kaizheng Liu (Max), Post-doctoral researcher Jan-Nov 2020
After a short research stay, Max join us to continue his work on the effect of non-linear mechanics on cell behaviour (link to archived page)

Maria Bravo, intership student Feb-Aug 2020
Maria joined our group as an Erasmus+ exchange student to work on the functionalization of nanoparticles for drug delivery.

Elfriede Heerwegh
Elfriede finished her master thesis on 'The role of cancer associated fibroblasts in tumor invasion' in June 2019 (promotor).

Dr. Herlinde Dekeersmaecker
Herlinde finished her PhD on 'Superresolution fluorescence microscopy based techniques for the study of signal transduction' in February 2017 (co-promotor).