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Bernhard Burtscher

PhD student

Bernhard is originally from Austria where he completed the Bachelor programme (2016) and Master’s programme (2019) in Technical Physics at Graz University of Technology. In his Master’s Thesis, he investigated transferable electronics in the form of inkjet printed organic photodiodes on top of an ultrathin, commercial, conformal, and transferable polymer substrate.

For his PhD studies, he joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University in October 2019 through the BORGES project as an Early Stage Researcher. His goal is to develop organic bioelectronic components such as organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) for biosensing applications, in particular label-free sensing platforms for inflammatory biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS). His research will include materials and devices based on (semi)conducting polymers as well as polyelectrolyte “ion conductors” with the aim of translating biological and electronic signals for future diagnostics and clinical tools.




Maciej Gryszel, Donghak Byun, Bernhard Burtscher, Tobias Abrahamsson, Jan Brodsky, Daniel T Simon, Magnus Berggren, Eric Daniel Glowacki, Xenofon Strakosas, Mary Donahue (2024) Vertical Organic Electrochemical Transistor Platforms for Efficient Electropolymerization of Thiophene Based Oligomers Journal of Materials Chemistry C Continue to DOI


Chiara Diacci, Bernhard Burtscher, Marcello Berto, Tero-Petri Ruoko, Samuel Lienemann, Pierpaolo Greco, Magnus Berggren, Marco Borsari, Daniel Simon, Carlo A. Bortolotti, Fabio Biscarini (2023) Organic Electrochemical Transistor Aptasensor for Interleukin-6 Detection ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Continue to DOI
Matteo Massetti, Silan Zhang, Harikesh Padinhare, Bernhard Burtscher, Chiara Diacci, Daniel Simon, Xianjie Liu, Mats Fahlman, Deyu Tu, Magnus Berggren, Simone Fabiano (2023) Fully 3D-printed organic electrochemical transistors NPJ FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS, Vol. 7, Article 11 Continue to DOI


Bernhard Burtscher, Pamela Allison Manco Urbina, Chiara Diacci, Simone Borghi, Marcello Pinti, Andrea Cossarizza, Carlo Salvarani, Magnus Berggren, Fabio Biscarini, Daniel Simon, Carlo A. Bortolotti (2021) Sensing Inflammation Biomarkers with Electrolyte-Gated Organic Electronic Transistors Advanced Healthcare Materials, Vol. 10, Article 2100955 Continue to DOI