Peter Looijen obtained his master’s degree in applied physics at the University of Twente in 2003. For his studies he did an internship at the research department of Hilti AG in Liechtenstein, an innovative manufacturer of tools. There he specialized himself in control engineering.
During and after his graduation research, Peter has developed himself in the field of biophysics, especially optical techniques for looking at living processes. In Twente he built a combination of a total internal reflection fluorescence microscope (TIRF) and optical tweezers, and in Milan he designed a combination of a single-molecule fluorescence microscope and magnetic tweezers.
After following another interest and studying Dutch law at the university of Utrecht, Peter worked as a tax lawyer for several years.
Since 2017, Peter has worked at V.O. as a Patent Attorney Trainee, wherein he can perfectly combine both his academic studies.