Pieter Verstappen

Researcher, Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC)

Hasselt University, Belgium

Pieter Verstappen received his Master of Science in Chemistry from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2010. Afterwards he obtained an IWT doctoral fellowship and joined the group of Prof. W. Maes at Hasselt University to develop novel organic semiconducting materials for applications in thin-film (organic) photovoltaics, with particular interest in morphology control and stabilization of the photoactive layer. After receiving his PhD in February 2015, he started working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC) of Hasselt University. He recently also conducted a postdoctoral research stay in the group of Dr. A. Rivaton (Clermont-Ferrand). His current research mainly focuses on the development of novel organic semiconductors, with specific interest in the control of molecular structure and purity, upscaling of synthetic processes via flow chemistry, porphyrinoid materials, biosensors, photodetectors and alternative applications.