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Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics

About Us

iks_building1.jpg At the “Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica”, embedded in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, one of the five departments of the Faculty of Science of K.U.Leuven, fundamental research of matter on the femto- and nanometer scale (nuclear physics / solid-state physics with nuclear methods) is performed. Read more...


publications.jpg A list of our publications is available in Lirias, the document repository to archive the K.U.Leuven research output in a digital way. You can also visit each groups website for a detailed list.


onderwijs.jpg As a student, you can make a theses in two specializations:

PhD & PostDoc positions


  • If you are interested in a PhD or postdoc position in our institute, please contact one of the staff members of the research groups.
  • A number of subjects for PhD thesisses can be found here

Projects, Partners & Collaborations

  • BRIX: Belgian Research Initiative on Exotic Nuclei
  • ENSAR: European Nuclear Science and Applications Research
  • Euroschool on Exotic Beams
  • FANTOM: international research school for fundamental and applied nuclear physics and atomic physicsResearch
  • HELIOS: Heavy Element Laser Ionization Spectroscopy
  • IAP: Interuniversity Attraction Poles
  • IMEC: Interuniversitair Micro-elektronicacentrum
  • LRP2010-WG5: Working group on Fundamental Interactions for the NuPECC Long Range Plan 2010
  • SPIRIT: Support of public and industrial research using ion beam technology
  • SPRITE: Supporting Postgraduate Research with Internships in Industry and Training Excellence