We develop and study electronic devices based on organic electroactive materials. Our primary theme is the coupling of ions and electrons as signal carriers for applications in printed electronics, organic solid-state devices, and organic bioelectronics. Among various applications, we have explored organic electronic materials in paper displays, low voltage field effect transistors, and artificial neurons. The resulting devices are fabricated using standard printing techniques on flexible surfaces or using standard microfabrication techniques including photolithography.
Our research is performed at the large-area electronics laboratory at Campus Norrköping and at the Printed Electronics Arena. We host, and are partners of, several research centers and framework programs, such as OBOE (strategic research center for organic bioelectronics), PEA (printed electronics arena), and OPEN (organic solid state electronics). We work closely with Acreo and the Karolinska Institutet and collaborate with a variety of research groups, both in Sweden and internationally.
For more detailed information on the history and current trends in organic and printed electronics, see our publications and . . .
- Organic Bioelectronics, by M. Berggren and A. Richter-Dahlfors, a review of organic electronics in the bio-medical sciences (Advanced Materials, 2007)
- Organic Materials for Printed Electronics, by M. Berggren, D. Nilsson, and N.D. Robinson, a review of the field (Nature Materials, 2007)
- Electronics Turns Over a New Leaf, by M. Berggren and T. Kugler, a popular science article discussing paper electronics (Physics World, 2000)
- Microfabricating Conjugated Polymer Actuators, by E.W.H. Jager, E. Smela, and O. Inganäs, a review on organic electronics for artificial muscles and other actuators (Science, 2000)
- The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000, to A.J. Heeger, A.G. MacDiarmid, and H. Shirakawa, "for the discovery and development of conductive polymers"
- The introductory material to our group members' theses
For more information on our current research, see our projects page.
New group members
We welcome Per Janson, Eva Broman and Theresia Arbring as new group members.
New Post doc
We welcome Ujwala Ail from India as a new group member, she is a post doc who will work with Thermoelectric materials.
Visiting student from Paris 7
Brice Couillaud, student from I'Université Paris Diderot-Paris7, will be joining the OrgEl group for three months.
Visiting Erasmus Grad
Alessandra Campana, from Fabio Biscarini's group at CNR Bologna, will be joining the OrgEl group for three months on an Erasmus Placement grant. Her work will focus on the iONE-FP7 organic bioelectronics project.
Last updated: 2013-06-17