Excellent electronics research is conducted at LiU within several important areas for society: energy supply, future health care and the internet of things. At Campus Norrköping, there is a fully equipped EMC lab for testing electronic equipment.

Examples from the leading edge of research:
Circuits and systems are becoming smaller, increasingly effective and consume less power, or are even self-sufficient by extracting, or harvesting, energy from the surroundings.

Circuits and super-sensitive receivers that can be connected to BAN, Body Area Networks, in combination with organic electronics.

Communication electronics with connections to the internet of things and components for efficient wireless transmission.

Information coding, where LiU hosts leading research in the field of security in optical systems and quantum encryption.

Design of processors and logic design.

Electronic physics is also studied in depth - LEDs, UV detectors, biosensors and so on are produced in nano-scales through nano-structure design in zinc oxide grown on graphene.

Closely related areas of research such as Printed electronics, Organic electronics and Wireless systems are found under separate headings on the LiU website; links for these are further down the page.

Ongoing Research


Glowing sheet of glass.

Breakthrough for next-generation digital displays

Researchers at LiU have developed a digital display screen where the LEDs themselves react to touch, light, fingerprints and the user’s pulse, among other things. Their results could be the start of a whole new generation of digital displays.

Professor Feng Gao and postdoctor Rui Zhang are talking in a corridor

SEK 20 million for laser research from the ERC

Professor Feng Gao at LiU has received an ERC Consolidator Grant for work to create electrically pumped perovskite lasers. The project may fundamentally change laser technology. The award is SEK 20 million over five years.

Picture of an optical fibre launching light in a photonic integrated silicon chip at the quantum technologies laboratory at LiU.

Major progress towards high-dimensional quantum communication

A quantum mechanical random generator that functions with high security has been developed by a research group in which LiU researcher Guilherme Xavier is a member. The result opens the way for high-dimensional quantum communication.

Strategic importance