Organic energy storage

Revolutionizing Energy Storage: Advancing Organic Electronics Through Printing Techniques.

Principal investigator: Isak Engquist

Co-investigator: Ziyauddin Khan

Numerous organic and inorganic electronic materials can be transformed into inks or pastes, unlocking exciting opportunities for the fabrication of energy storage devices and circuits, through printing methods. Embarking on a green energy odyssey, organic materials stand as sustainable game-changers, weaving the power of nature into the fabric of energy storage. From plant-derived wonders to eco-friendly innovations, these materials redefine the possibilities, proving that sustainability and high-performance can coexist seamlessly.
We aim to bring these materials one step closer towards commercialization by developing their inks, streamlining the electrode and device fabrication process.
Within the research area of organic energy storage (OES), our focus is on utilizing organic materials to craft supercapacitors, batteries, and transistors via production techniques like screen printing, inkjet printing and spray coating.

Our objective is twofold: achieving cost-effective and reliable mass production, while simultaneously establishing a flexible and rapidly adaptable manufacturing process. This approach facilitates swift experimentation in research and the customization of products for specific customer needs.

Our long-term research interests encompass organic-organic and organic-metal batteries, the development of large-area electrodes through paper manufacturing processes, and the production of high-performance printed components using hybrid organic-inorganic material combinations.

Collaboration is at the core of our group's philosophy. We actively engage in partnerships with academia, industry, and other research institutions to foster interdisciplinary research and accelerate the translation of our findings into practical applications. Our commitment extends beyond scientific exploration; we are dedicated to contributing to the global effort to address energy challenges and promote a sustainable energy future.

Collage of different ink like materials being handled in laboratory




Hongli Yang, Jesper Edberg, Mehmet Girayhan Say, Johan Erlandsson, Viktor Gueskine, Lars Wagberg, Magnus Berggren, Isak Engquist (2024) Study on the Rectification of Ionic Diode Based on Cross-Linked Nanocellulose Bipolar Membranes Biomacromolecules, Vol. 25, p. 1933-1941 Continue to DOI
Gabriella G. Mastantuoni, Tran van Chinh, Jonas Garemark, Christopher H. Dreimol, Isak Engquist, Lars A. Berglund, Qi Zhou (2024) Rationally designed conductive wood with mechanoresponsive electrical resistance Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, Vol. 178, Article 107970 Continue to DOI


Mehmet Girayhan Say, Mary Donahue, Renee Kroon, Magnus Berggren, Isak Engquist (2023) Ultrathin polymer electrochemical microcapacitors for on-chip and flexible electronics Organic electronics, Vol. 115, Article 106751 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, Vol. 7, Article 2300034 Continue to DOI
Robert Brooke, Makara Lay, Karishma Jain, Hugo Francon, Mehmet Girayhan Say, Dagmawi Belaineh, Xin Wang, Karl M. O. Hakansson, Lars Wagberg, Isak Engquist, Jesper Edberg, Magnus Berggren (2023) Nanocellulose and PEDOT:PSS composites and their applications POLYMER REVIEWS, Vol. 63, p. 437-477 Continue to DOI

Printed electronics from past to present at LOE

Presentation during inauguration of The Swedish Research Laboratory for Printed Electronics at LiU, Campus Norrköping. Lecturer: Research leader Isak Engquist.

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