Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE)

About LOE

At LOE, we explore electronic and optical properties of organic materials and organic-inorganic hybrid systems. 

LOE is one of the world's leading groups at the forefront of research in organic/plastic electronics. Specifically, we are interested in using the coupling between electronic and ionic charges to develop novel device and system concepts in the areas of energy, internet-of-things, healthcare, and biology.

Our research themes span synthesis, material science, devices, systems and applications. Projects closer to applications and commercialization are conducted in close collaboration with RISE. Results are regularly published in leading high-impact journals (see publications at Research).

Research at LOE is supported by major grants from the Swedish government, the European Commission, and several Swedish foundations. Research is carried out within the >1000 m2 Täppan Clean Room and the Printed Electronics Arena at Linköping University's Campus Norrköping.

LOE is composed of over 100 scientists, students, and staff spanning 11 research groups. LOE is directed by Professor Magnus Berggren.


Iontronic pump in thin blood vessels.

More effective cancer treatment with iontronic pump

When low doses of cancer drugs are administered continuously near malignant brain tumours using so-called iontronic technology, cancer cell growth drastically decreases. This is demonstrated in experiments with bird embryos.

Electronic medicine – at the intersection of technology and medicine

Swedish researchers have developed a gel that can form a soft electrode capable of conducting electricity. In the long term, they aim to connect electronics to biological tissue, such as the brain.

Sheet of glass with droplet.

Next-generation sustainable electronics are doped with air

Researchers at LiU have developed a new method where organic semiconductors can become more conductive with the help of air as a dopant. The study is a significant step towards future sustainable organic semiconductors.

Latest publications


Sonu Sunny, Shivam Shah, Mohit Garg, Igor Zozoulenko, Sarbani Ghosh (2024) Microscopic Insights of Electrochemical Switching of Poly(benzimidazobenzophenanthroline) (BBL) Thin Film: A Molecular Dynamics Study Macromolecules, Vol. 57, p. 5155-5165 Continue to DOI
Yanan Zhu, Xing Xing, Chongguang Zhao, Hong Meng (2024) Insights into the vibration coupling effects on reorganization energy in p-isoelectronic frameworks Journal of Materials Chemistry C Continue to DOI
Yingying Hu, Glib Baryshnikov, Xueru Shan, Weiyi Zhang, Sheng-yin Zhao, Liangliang Zhu, Hongwei Wu (2024) Visible light excited and temperature-responsive phosphorescent system in a phase-changing matrix Materials Advances Continue to DOI
Joakim Argillander, Alvaro Alarcon, Chunxiong Bao, Chaoyang Kuang, Gustavo Lima, Feng Gao, Guilherme B Xavier (2024) Secure quantum random number generation with perovskite photonics QUANTUM COMPUTING, COMMUNICATION, AND SIMULATION IV, Article 129111B Continue to DOI
Verena Handl, Linda Waldherr, Theresia Arbring Sjöström, Tobias Abrahamsson, Maria S Seitanidou, Sabine Erschen, Astrid Gorischek, Iwona Bernacka Wojcik, Helena Saarela, Tamara Tomin, Sophie Elisabeth Honeder, Joachim Distl, Waltraud Huber, Martin Asslaber, Ruth Birner-Gruenberger, Ute Schaefer, Magnus Berggren, Rainer Schindl, Silke Patz, Daniel Simon, Nassim Ghaffari-Tabrizi-Wizsy (2024) Continuous iontronic chemotherapy reduces brain tumor growth in embryonic avian in vivo models Journal of Controlled Release, Vol. 369, p. 668-683 Continue to DOI
Klas Tybrandt (2024) A gentle nerve wrapper Nature Materials Continue to DOI
Maciej Gryszel, Marie Jakesova, Xuan Thang Vu, Sven Ingebrandt, Eric Daniel Glowacki (2024) Elevating Platinum to Volumetric Capacitance: High Surface Area Electrodes through Reactive Pt Sputtering Advanced Healthcare Materials Continue to DOI
Danfeng Ye, Lulu Zhou, Smruti Ranjan Sahoo, Glib Baryshnikov, Hans Agren, Liangliang Zhu (2024) Deoxygenation-Promoted Aggregation-Induced TADF-RTP Dual Emission for High-Contrast Channel-Selectable Hypoxia Probing The Journal of Physical Chemistry C Continue to DOI
Qifan Li, Jun-Da Huang, Tiefeng Liu, Tom van der Pol, Qilun Zhang, Sang Young Jeong, Marc-Antoine Stoeckel, Hanyan Wu, Silan Zhang, Xianjie Liu, Han Young Woo, Mats Fahlman, Chiyuan Yang, Simone Fabiano (2024) A Highly Conductive n-Type Conjugated Polymer Synthesized in Water Journal of the American Chemical Society Continue to DOI
Mingna Liao, Dan Zhao, Magnus Jonsson (2024) Solar Heating Modulated by Evaporative Cooling Provides Intermittent Temperature Gradients for Ionic Thermoelectric Supercapacitors Advanced Functional Materials Continue to DOI

Work at LOE