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Magnus Berggren


Laboratory Manager at Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE)

Leading researcher and inventor in organic electronics

Magnus Berggren received his MSc in Physics in 1991 and graduated as PhD (Thesis: Organic Light Emitting Diodes) in Applied Physics in 1996, both degrees from Linköping University. He then joined Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ in the USA, for a one-year post doc period focusing on the development of organic lasers and novel optical resonator structures. 

In 1997 he teamed up with Opticom ASA, from Norway, and former colleagues of Linköping University to establish the company Thin Film Electronics AB. From 1997 to 1999 he served Thin Film as its founding managing director and initiated the development of printed electronic memories based on ferroelectric polymers. 

After this, he returned to Linköping University and also to a part time manager at Acreo Swedish ICT. In 1999, he initiated the research and development of paper electronics, in part supported by several paper- and packaging companies. 
Since 2002, he is the professor in Organic Electronics at Linköping University and the director of the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE).

Magnus Berggren is one of the pioneers of the Organic Bioelectronics and Electronic Plants research areas and currently he is the acting director of the Strategic Research Area (SFO) of Advanced Functional Materials (AFM) at LiU. In 2012 Magnus Berggren was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and in 2014 he received the Marcus Wallenberg Price.

Meeting at LOEPhoto credit: Thor Balkhed
Manager meeting at LOE. From left Magnus Berggren, Daniel Simon and Åsa Wallhagen.



Verena Handl, Linda Waldherr, Theresia Arbring Sjöström, Tobias Abrahamsson, Maria S Seitanidou, Sabine Erschen, Astrid Gorischek, Iwona Bernacka Wojcik, Helena Saarela, Tamara Tomin, Sophie Elisabeth Honeder, Joachim Distl, Waltraud Huber, Martin Asslaber, Ruth Birner-Gruenberger, Ute Schaefer, Magnus Berggren, Rainer Schindl, Silke Patz, Daniel Simon, Nassim Ghaffari-Tabrizi-Wizsy (2024) Continuous iontronic chemotherapy reduces brain tumor growth in embryonic avian in vivo models Journal of Controlled Release, Vol. 369, p. 668-683 Continue to DOI
Lars Hultman, Sara Mazur, Caroline Ankarcrona, Anders Palmqvist, Maria Abrahamsson, Marta-Lena Antti, Malin Baltzar, Lennart Bergstroem, Pontus de Laval, Ludvig Edman, Paul Erhart, Lars Kloo, Mats W. Lundberg, Anders Mikkelsen, Ellen Moons, Cecilia Persson, Hakan Rensmo, Johanna Rosén, Christina Ruden, Malin Selleby, Jan-Eric Sundgren, Kimberly Dick Thelander, Klas Tybrandt, Paer Weihed, Xiaodong Zou, Maria Astrand, Charlotte Platzer Bjoerkman, Jochen Schneider, Olle Eriksson, Magnus Berggren (2024) Advanced materials provide solutions towards a sustainable world Nature Materials, Vol. 23, p. 160-161 Continue to DOI
Ilaria Abdel Aziz, Johannes Gladisch, Sophie Griggs, Maximilian Moser, Hanne Biesmans, Ana Beloqui, Iain McCulloch, Magnus Berggren, Eleni Stavrinidou (2024) Drug delivery via a 3D electro-swellable conjugated polymer hydrogel Journal of materials chemistry. B Continue to DOI
Hongli Yang, Jesper Edberg, Mehmet Girayhan Say, Johan Erlandsson, Viktor Gueskine, Lars Wagberg, Magnus Berggren, Isak Engquist (2024) Study on the Rectification of Ionic Diode Based on Cross-Linked Nanocellulose Bipolar Membranes Biomacromolecules, Vol. 25, p. 1933-1941 Continue to DOI
Ilaria Abdel Aziz, Johannes Gladisch, Chiara Musumeci, Maximilian Moser, Sophie Griggs, Christina J. Kousseff, Magnus Berggren, Iain Mcculloch, Eleni Stavrinidou (2024) Electrochemical modulation of mechanical properties of glycolated polythiophenes Materials Horizons Continue to DOI


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Two new Wallenberg Scholars at LiU

Researchers Feng Gao and Daniel Västfjäll at LiU have been appointed as new Wallenberg Scholars. In addition, six LiU researchers will have their  scholar periods extended. Each researcher receives between SEK 18 and 20 million for five years.

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LiU research one of the biggest breakthroughs of the year

The magazine Physics World has named LiU research one of the year’s major breakthroughs in physics. In their study, carried out at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, the researchers showed that soft electrodes can be grown in living tissue.

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Five LiU projects on the IVA 100 list

Five research projects from Linköping University are included in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), 100 list this year.

Translucent droplet on an electronic circiut.

Electrodes grown in the brain

The boundaries between biology and technology are becoming blurred. Researchers at Linköping, Lund, and Gothenburg universities in Sweden have successfully grown electrodes in living tissue using the body’s molecules as triggers.

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Magnus Berggren is awarded a medal by Norrköping Municipality

Norrköping Municipality’s honorary medal Honoris Causa, the St. Olof’s medal, has been awarded to professor Magnus Berggren. He is hoping for continued success at LiU but can also see clouds on the horizon.

Help us to stop motor neurone disease, Alzheimer's and Parkinson

Professor Magnus Bergren at Linköping University is developing the electronic medicines of the future. To get there, we need dedicated researchers, as well as dedicated financial backers. With your support, they can become reality.