Xavier Crispin obtained his PhD in 2000 with Prof. J.L. Brédas (University of Mons, Belgium) in quantum chemical modelling of the interaction of organic molecules on transition metal surfaces. He spent a postdoc training at Linköping University with Prof. W.R. Salaneck, who taught him various photoelectron spectroscopy techniques to characterize molecular order and electronic structure of semi(conducting) polymers and molecules, as well as the energetics at interfaces created between those materials and electrodes.
In 2004, Xavier joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics headed by Prof. M. Berggren and developed activities on organic electronic devices (organic diodes, transistors, memories). In 2011, he received the ERC-starting grant from the European Research Council. For his development on thermoelectric polymers, he was awarded the Tage Erlander Prize (2012) and the Göran Gustafsson prize (2016) from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Since 2014, he is a Professor (Linköping University, Sweden) and leads research activities on organic energy materials.
In 2019, he became vice-director of the national program Advanced Functional Materials at Linköping University. He is cofounder and scientific advisor of 3 start-up companies: Ligna Energy AB (2017) developing organic batteries, ParsNord (2020) developing flexible thermoelectric coolers, and Cellfion AB (2021) producing ion-selective cellulose membranes for H2-electrolysers and redox flow batteries. He is also advisory board member for the following journals: “Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research” (2020) and Nano Research Energy (2021).
Photo credit: Thor Balkhed
Xavier Crispin shows Sara Strömberg, Grants office, instruments in Clean room, Campus Norrköping.