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Renee Kroon

Associate Professor, Head of Unit


Renee has an educational background in polymer science, receiving his MSc on this topic in 2008 from the University of Groningen. In that same year, he joined the group of Prof. Mats Andersson at Chalmers University of Technology as a Ph.D. student, working on the synthesis of conjugated polymers for solar cells. After graduating in 2013 he moved to the University of South Australia as a postdoc, where he continued to work on the same topic for 1.5 years.

In 2015, he joined the group of Prof. Christian Muller as a postdoc, switching his research focus to the field of organic thermoelectrics. One of the various topics he has investigated within this field has been the synthesis of polar polythiophenes and their functionalized variations.

After a short hiatus from academia during which he worked at RISE AB in Borås, he joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics in July 2020 as an associate professor in organic chemistry. The research in the Organic Chemistry group currently revolves around the design and synthesis of functionalized conjugated polymers for organic electronic applications.



Tiefeng Liu, Johanna Heimonen, Qilun Zhang, Chiyuan Yang, Jun-Da Huang, Hanyan Wu, Marc-Antoine Stoeckel, Tom van der Pol, Yuxuan Li, Sang Young Jeong, Adam Marks, Xin-Yi Wang, Yuttapoom Puttisong, Asaminew Yerango Shimolo, Xianjie Liu, Silan Zhang, Qifan Li, Matteo Massetti, Weimin Chen, Han Young Woo, Jian Pei, Iain McCulloch, Feng Gao, Mats Fahlman, Renee Kroon, Simone Fabiano (2023) Ground-state electron transfer in all-polymer donor:acceptor blends enables aqueous processing of water-insoluble conjugated polymers Nature Communications, Vol. 14, Article 8454 Continue to DOI
Mehmet Girayhan Say, Mary Donahue, Renee Kroon, Magnus Berggren, Isak Engquist (2023) Ultrathin polymer electrochemical microcapacitors for on-chip and flexible electronics Organic electronics, Vol. 115, Article 106751 Continue to DOI
Ioannis Petsagkourakis, S. Riera-Galindo, Tero-Petri Ruoko, Xenofon Strakosas, E. Pavlopoulou, Xianjie Liu, Slawomir Braun, Renee Kroon, Nara Kim, Samuel Lienemann, Viktor Gueskine, G. Hadziioannou, Magnus Berggren, Mats Fahlman, Simone Fabiano, Klas Tybrandt, Xavier Crispin (2023) Improved Performance of Organic Thermoelectric Generators Through Interfacial Energetics Advanced Science, Vol. 10, Article 2206954 Continue to DOI
Sandra Hultmark, Mariavittoria Craighero, Sepideh Zokaei, Donghyun Kim, Emmy Järsvall, Furqan Farooqi, Sara Marina, Renee Kroon, Jaime Martin, Igor Zozoulenko, Christian Müller (2023) Impact of oxidation-induced ordering on the electrical and mechanical properties of a polythiophene co-processed with bistriflimidic acid Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 11, p. 8091-8099 Continue to DOI
Dafei Yuan, Evan Plunkett, Phong H. Nguyen, Dakota Rawlings, My Linh Le, Renee Kroon, Christian Mueller, Rachel A. Segalman, Michael L. Chabinyc (2023) Double Doping of Semiconducting Polymers Using Ion-Exchange with a Dianion Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 33, Article 2300934 Continue to DOI