At the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, we develop and study electronic devices based on organic electroactive materials. Our primary theme involves the coupling of ions and electrons as signal carriers for applications in printed electronics, organic solid-state and electrochemical devices, and organic bioelectronics. The research activities include theoretical modelling, chemical synthesis, material characterization and device fabrication. Among various applications, we explore organic electronic materials in paper electronics, low-voltage field effect transistors, thermoelectric generators, and artificial neurons. The resulting devices are fabricated using standard printing techniques on flexible surfaces or traditional microfabrication techniques such as photolithography.
The Laboratory of Organic Electronics is headed by Prof. Magnus Berggren. The laboratory includes several research areas (groups), each lead by a senior scientist. Our activity is gathered in the Centre for Organic Bioelectronics (OBOE) and in the Printed Electronics Arena. We work closely with the Swedish ICT institute Acreo and the Karolinska Institutet, and we also collaborate with a wide array of research groups, in Sweden and internationally.
For more detailed information on the history and current trends in organic and printed electronics, see our publications and . . .
- Conducting polymer thermoelectrics, by O. Bubnova, X. Crispin, et al, a research article on the developing field of organic electronics in thermoelectric applications (Nature Materials, 2011)
- Regulating sensory function in a living animal using organic electronics, by D.T. Simon, et al, one of the first demonstrations of organic bioelectronics in vivo (Nature Materials, 2009)
- 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)
- 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 the page detailing our research areas.
The 2014 Marcus Wallenberg Prize awarded to Professor Magnus Berggren
8 April 2014 — Yesterday Professor Magnus Berggren was awarded the prestigious 2014 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for his broad and path-breaking contributions to the basic science as well as to several applications of electronics applied on paper. More information about the the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2014
Dissertation Jiang Liu
4 March 2014 — Jiang Liu is defending his doctoral thesis "Light-Emitting Electrochemical Transistors" on Friday March 21 at 10.15 in K2, Kåkenhus, LiU Norrköping
SSF supports Organic Electronics with 32 MSEK
February 5 - Together with colleagues in Linköping and Acreo Magnus Berggren and Xavier Crispin received 32 Million SEK from SSF to merge Silicon technology with organic-based printed electronics to create ultra-low cost labels with high functionalities
December 10 - Conjugated Polymers are known to be semiconductors and metals. Now, Xavier Crispin and colleagues in the Laboratory of Organic Electronics report in Nature Materials on the discovery that these materials can also be semimetals. More information regarding Semimetallic Polymers.
Last updated: 2014-04-08