Aline Heyerick


Aline is a PhD student working on the all-optical manipulation of flexible nanoplasmonics and metamaterials, focussing on using ultra-thin conductive membranes.

After getting a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Ghent University, Aline obtained an MSc from the European Master of Science in Photonics (EMSP) program, graduating magna cum laude in 2014, and winning the prize for best thesis for the EMSP class 2012-2014. Aline completed her MSc project with Andrea Di Falco and liked it so much she decided to stay for a PhD.

In her free time, Aline enjoys hillwalking, and has been elected as Postgraduate Society President from July 2015