Eleni Stavrinidou received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics in 2008 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and then her Master’s degree in Nanotechnology from the same university, in 2010. She then joined the group of George Malliaras at the Department of Bioelectronics of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France) where she completed her PhD on Microelectronics in 2014. Her work there focused on understanding and engineering ion transport in conducting polymers.
Eleni then joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE) of Linköping University as a Postdoctoral Scholar working with Magnus Berggren and Daniel Simon. During her post-doc Eleni developed organic electronic devices integrated within living plants, introducing the concept of Electronic Plants. In 2016 she received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship.
Since 2017 Eleni is an Assistant Professor in Organic Electronics at Linköping University and leader of the Electronic Plants group. She received several grants including a a Swedish Research Council (VR) Starting Grant and she is the Coordinator of the HyPhOE-FET-OPEN project. In 2019 she received the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science prize in Sweden. In 2020 Eleni Stavrinidou received the Future Research Leaders grant from the Swedish Foundation of Strategic Research. Her research interests focus on electronic interface with plants for controlling and monitoring plant physiology, energy applications and hybrid systems.
Eleni Stavrinidou holding a lecture at Knut and Alice Wallenberg Jubilee Symposium in Norrköping. Foto: Thor Balkhed