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Gwennael Dufil


Gwennaël Dufil obtained his BSc degree in Science, Technology, and Health (major in Physics) from the University of Nantes, France in 2016. His bachelor thesis focused on p-type semi-conductors for dye-sensitized solar cells.

In the same year, Gwennaël started his MSc degree on Molecular Materials for Electronics and Photonics at the Universities of Nantes and of Angers, France. In 2017 he performed an internship at the Electronic Plants group at Linköping University developing OECT based glucose sensors for monitoring chloroplasts metabolic activity, under the supervision of Dr. Eleni Stavrinidou. In 2018, he completed his MSc thesis under the supervision of Dr. Stefaan de Wolf at the Division of Physical Science and Engineering at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. His research there focused on the use of metal oxide layers for the enhancement of perovskite solar cells stability.

In September 2018, he came back to the Electronic Plants group as a Ph.D. student. Gwennaël’s work focuses on the development of plant based biohybrid systems for energy applications. In addition, he is optimizing the interface between self-organized conjugated polymers and plant tissue and also focuses on understanding the mechanism of in-vivo organization and polymerization of conjugated polymers.

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Giuseppina Tommasini, Mariarosaria De Simone, Silvia Santillo, Gwennael Dufil, Marika Iencharelli, Daniele Mantione, Eleni Stavrinidou, Angela Tino, Claudia Tortiglione (2023) In vivo neuromodulation of animal behavior with organic semiconducting oligomers Science Advances, Vol. 9, Article eadi5488 Continue to DOI


Gwennaël Dufil (2022) Living biohybrid systems via in vivo polymerization of thiophene oligomers
Daniela Parker, Yohann Daguerre, Gwennael Dufil, Daniele Mantione, Eduardo Solano, Eric Cloutet, Georges Hadziioannou, Torgny Näsholm, Magnus Berggren, Eleni Pavlopoulou, Eleni Stavrinidou (2022) Correction: Biohybrid plants with electronic roots via in vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers (vol 8, pg 3295, 2021) Materials Horizons, Vol. 9, p. 2317-1317 Continue to DOI
Eleni Stavrinidou, Gwennael Dufil, Iwona Bernacka Wojcik, Adam Armada Moreira (2022) Plant Bioelectronics and Biohybrids: The Growing Contribution of Organic Electronic and Carbon-Based Materials Chemical Reviews, Vol. 122, p. 4847-4883 Continue to DOI
Giuseppina Tommasini, Gwennael Dufil, Federica Fardella, Xenofon Strakosas, Eugenio Fergola, Tobias Abrahamsson, David Bliman, Roger Olsson, Magnus Berggren, Angela Tino, Eleni Stavrinidou, Claudia Tortiglione (2022) Seamless integration of bioelectronic interface in an animal model via in vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers Bioactive Materials, Vol. 10, p. 107-116 Continue to DOI