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Xavier CrispinXavier Crispin, PhD 



Office: Open office, floor 3, Kåkenhus

Email: xavcr(at)itn.liu.se

Phone: +46 (0)11 36 34 85



Xavier Crispin graduated from the University of Mons-Hainaut in 1995, in Chemistry. From 1995 to 2000 he was graduate student of Prof. J.L. Brédas in the Laboratory of the Chemistry of New Materials and Research Center in Molecular Electronics and Photonics. His research dealt with quantum chemical models to describe the (opto)electronic properties of conjugated molecules and the interaction between organic molecules and metals. His thesis was entitled “Grafting of vinylic polymers on transition metal surfaces: Theoretical modelling via Density Functional Theory methods”. In 2000, he received an individual Marie-Curie Fellowship and spent two years as postdoctoral fellow at Linköping Universitet with Prof. W.R. Salaneck. He has been trained to become a spectroscopist using various techniques (XPS, ARUPS, NEXAFS) to characterize molecular order and electronic structure of semi(conducting) polymers and molecules, as well as the energetics at interfaces created between those materials and electrodes. He was a member of the Laboratory of Surface Physics and Chemistry until 2004. In 2004, he became Associate Professor in the group of Prof. M. Berggren in Norrköping Campus, Linköping University. He worked on various electronics devices with a focus on organic field effect transistors. He teaches in the areas of molecular physics and organic electronics. In 2011, Xavier was awarded the Tage Erlander’s prize from the Swedish Royal Academy of Science for his demonstration that conducting polymers can be thermoelectric materials. He is a grantee of the European Research Council under the ERC-starting grant program. In 2014, he became a Professor in the laboratory of Organic Electronics. His research interest is focused on the use of conducting polymers as energy materials in supercapacitors, thermoelectrics, fuel cells.  

Research interests

Conjugated molecules and polymers used in organic based (opto)electronic devices:

  • Their interfaces with metals and other organic materials
  • Their electronic structure and molecular order
  • Mechanism in organic memories
  • Electrolyte gated organic field effect transistors
  • Photochromic devices
  • Thermoelectric properties of conducting polymers


  • Molecular Physics (TNE024)
  • Charge transport in organic and inorganic materials (TNE078)
  • Organic Electronic devices (TNE49)


Publications for Xavier Crispin based on ISI articels 2001-



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