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Best poster prize SciEng symposium ManchesterMet 2018 – Kai Betlem

3rd Prize image competition SciEng symposium ManchesterMet 2016 – Kai Betlem & Timothy Goris

Peeters research group October 2018

From left to right: Heitor Valarini, Francesco Mecozzi, Kai Betlem, Oliver Jamieson, Alex Hudson, Robert Crapnell, Marloes Peeters, Amanpreet Kaur and Pankaj Singla.

Peeters research group June 2018

From left to right: Dean Roberts (RSC summer student), Robert Crapnell (PDRA), Aqib Afghar (summer student), Ismail Sadikis (French exchange student), Romain Raimbault (French exchange student), Marloes Peeters, Kai Betlem (PhD student).

Other students (not shown): George Hurst (PhD student, PI Silvia Tedesco), Alexander Hudson and Francesco Mecozzi (PDRAs), Heitor Valarini (exchange student), Vincent Cullen (MSc), Amanpreet Kaur and Pankaj Singla (visting students Guru Nanak Dev University).

Peeters research group December 2016

From left to right: Nikki Mansouri (MRes student), Joe Lowdon (MChem student with Dr. Sutcliffe), Kai Betlem (PhD student), Jorge Tadashi Ueta (exchange student from USP, Brazil), and Dr. Peeters. Jorge has returned to Brazil, but Aneesa Al-Ani (MChem with Dr. Jones) and Thomas Dunbar (MRes student) will join the group in January 2017.

In addition, 6 undergraduate students will start their projects, of which 2 will continue with their MChem in the next year.


Peeters research group April 2016

From left to right: Joe Lowdon (summer student), Timothy Goris (Erasmus student), Simone Casadio (Erasmus student), dr. Marloes Peeters and Kai Betlem (PhD student).

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Current members

Kai Betlem, PhD student, April 2016 start. Supervisory team: Dr. Misha Zubko, Dr. David Sawtell and Prof. Peter Kelly

After my bachelor’s degree in Molecular Life Sciences at Maastricht University (The Netherlands), I graduated from Hasselt University (Belgium) with a degree in Bioelectronics and Nanotechnology. I did my master thesis on the Synthesis and Characterization of Arrays of Metal Oxide Nanowires with Highly Controllable Diameters for Future Sensor Application. My personal scientific interests are small sensors and their biological applications. With this in mind, I found the PhD position in the group of Dr. Peeters on the Evaluation of Enzymatic Reactions and Biocatalysis with the Heat-Transfer Method. I started this PhD position in April 2016 and enjoy the gain of knowledge and experience in further developing my research skills, while providing useful scientific insights where everyone will benefit from.