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Reverant Crispin

Professor, Head of Unit

Principal Investigator at Organic Energy Materials, 
Laboratory of Organic Electronics


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).

Xavier Crispin och Sara StrömbergPhoto credit: Thor Balkhed
Xavier Crispin shows Sara Strömberg, Grants office, instruments in Clean room, Campus Norrköping.



Nara Kim, Samuel Lienemann, Ziyauddin Khan, Grzegorz Greczynski, Aiman Rahmanudin, Mikhail Vagin, Fareed Ahmed, Ioannis Petsagkourakis, Jesper Edberg, Xavier Crispin, Klas Tybrandt (2023) An intrinsically stretchable symmetric organic battery based on plant-derived redox molecules Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 11, p. 25703-25714 Continue to DOI
Patrice D. Dongo, Anna Håkansson, Marc-Antoine Stoeckel, Eleni Pavlopolou, Suhao Wang, Dario Farina, Patrick Queeckers, Simone Fabiano, Carlo Saverio Iorio, Reverant Crispin (2023) Detection of Ice Formation With the Polymeric Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductor PEDOT: PSS for Aeronautics Advanced Electronic Materials Continue to DOI
Ujwala Ail, Jakob Backe, Magnus Berggren, Xavier Crispin, Jaywant Phopase (2023) Lignin Functionalized with Catechol for Large-Scale Organic Electrodes in Bio-Based Batteries ADVANCED ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH Continue to DOI
Naveed Ul Hassan Alvi, Neha Sepat, Samim Sardar, Magnus Berggren, Isak Engquist, Xavier Crispin (2023) Toward Photoactive Wallpapers Based on ZnO-Cellulose Nanocomposites Global Challenges, Article 2300034 Continue to DOI
Taehyun Park, Byeonggwan Kim, Seunggun Yu, Youjin Park, Jin Woo Oh, Taebin Kim, Nara Kim, Yeonji Kim, Dan Zhao, Zia Khan, Samuel Lienemann, Xavier Crispin, Klas Tybrandt, Cheolmin Park, Seong Chan Jun (2023) Ionoelastomer electrolytes for stretchable ionic thermoelectric supercapacitors Nano Energy, Vol. 114, Article 108643 Continue to DOI



Professor Xavier Crispin and research engineers Ujwala Ail and Ziyauddin Khan, at the crimper that manufactures coin cell batteries, in the Laboratory of Organic Electronics.

Prize-winning technology for large-scale energy storage

Safe, cheap and sustainable technology for energy storage has been developed at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics. It is based on two major breakthroughs: the manufacture of wood-based electrodes in rolled form, and a new water-based electrolyte.

Mikhail Vagin and Penghui Ding working in the laboratory.

Fossil freedom comes from LiU labs

The transition to fossil freedom can’t happen overnight, but it can go much faster than it is. The technology is available, and in many cases is commercially available or nearly so. The labs at Linköping University hold hope for the future.

The heat from the sun vaporises the water, while salt and other materials remain behind.

A cheap organic steam generator to purify water

A high-efficiency steam generator for the purification and desalination of water can be built using cheap and natural materials such as cellulose. The steam generator has been developed at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, LiU.