Lysanne Mol started the bachelor program Biomedical Engineering in 2017. She developed her interest in lab-on-chip systems during her minor and bachelor's assignment. In 2020, she continued with the master program, where she further specialized in microfluidics, organ-on-chip systems, and optics. During her internship at VyCAP in 2021, she applied this knowledge to tackle photobleaching from both a biochemical and an optics standpoint. In 2022, she finished her master's assignment at the AMBER research group under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Séverine Le Gac. During her assignment, she focused on designing a lung-on-chip device suitable for testing the health effects of human exposure to micro- and nanoplstics in the air. Right now, she is continuing her research as a PhD candidate on this same topic.
Her research currently encompasses the development of a "breathing" lung-on-chip device with a biomimetic hydrogel. This human lung model is used to evaluate the toxicity and uptake of micro- and nanoplastics in the air.