Klas Tybrandt received his Master’s degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköping University in 2007. Later the same year he started his PhD studies on the topic of organic bioelectronics under Prof. Magnus Berggren (Linköping University).
The work was focused on the development of ionic components and circuits, including the highlights of inventing the first ionic transistor functional at physiological salt concentrations and the first complementary ionic circuits. These inventions and others resulted in a total of three granted patents. In 2012, Klas Tybrandt received his PhD in Organic Electronics and continued to work in the group as a postdoc for a year.
In 2013, Klas received a Postdoc Fellowship from the Swedish Research Council and in early 2014 he joined the Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, ETH Zurich, headed by Prof. Janos Vörös. From this point forward he changed his research topic into stretchable electronics, with focus on soft and stretchable materials for bioelectronics.
In 2016, Klas joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics as Assistant Professor and established the Soft Electronics group in 2017. Klas earned his docenture in 2018 to become Associate Professor.
His research is currently funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Future Research Leaders & Ingvar Carlsson Award), the Swedish Research Council, the ÅForsk Foundation, the Swedish Government Strategic Research Area in Materials Science on Advanced Functional Materials at Linköping University, and VINNOVA.