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.