23 April 2024

Hanne Biesmans, PhD student at Linköping University, has been selected for the annual prestigious list "Forbes Under 30 Europe Class Of 2024" in the category Science and health care.

Thor Balkhed

Cultivated electrodes – one of the biggest breakthroughs of the year

Hanne Biesmans and her team are developing a new generation of injectable electrodes that can self-assemble inside living tissues. This technology could potentially make certain neurological treatments safer, more cost-effective and accessible. Biesmans is co-first author of an article published in Science last year about the initial project results.

How the assessment of the participants on the list is made

Judges in the category Science and health care 2024 were Josef Aschbacher, Johanna Bergman, Deepali Nangia and Stefan Woxström.

To compile the ninth annual list, Forbes writers and editors combed through thousands of online submissions, as well as used industry sources and listed alumni for recommendations. The candidates were evaluated by Forbes staff and a panel of independent expert judges (including billionaire and denim powerhouse Diesel owner Renzo Rosso, actor Simona Tabasco and Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah) on a variety of factors, including funding, revenue, social impact, scale, ingenuity and potential. All selected must be 29 years of age or younger on April 9, 2024.


Read more about Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2024 here.


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Explaining the research

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Hanne Biesmans, PhD student at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, explains how they managed to grow soft electrodes in living tissue.