Research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics


Research at LOE spans a wide a variety of areas, all based to some degree on organic electronic materials, such as electronically conducting polymers and molecules, and ionically conducting polyelectrolytes.

Since its start in 1999, LOE has grown to over 100 members distributed over multiple groups, each with their own particular areas of focus. However, the groups collaborate continuously to create internal cross-disciplinary projects. In this way, LOE is still run as "one big group".

Results are regularly published in leading high-impact journals (see publications below and at the individual research group pages).

Major funding for LOE's research is provided by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Vinnova, the AFM Government Strategic Research Area, and the European Commission.

LOE research groups

Kvävgas, upphällning till termos

Organic Energy Materials

We investigate the thermoelectric properties of electronic organic conductors, as well as ionic conductors and mixed conductors. From those properties, we fabricate devices...

Jonpump av elektroniska komponenter och vätska, på plastfilm

Organic Bioelectronics

We investigate the transduction between electronic signals and ionic/molecular signals in electroactive surfaces, iontronic chemical delivery and circuitry, biosensors, mimicking neural function, next-generation medical therapy, and many other areas.

Theory and modelling, illustration

Theory and modelling for organic electronics

The theoretical simulation and modelling of the basic properties of organic materials and devices represents the main focus of the research activity of our group.

Surface Physics and Chemistry

The overall goal of our unit is to do basic science on topics that can have a positive impact on society. We do general surface physics and chemistry research related to e.g. energy materials, devices and catalytic processes.

Grön laser i mörker med kvinna

Organic photonics and nano-optics

We develop and study novel concepts based on the combination of unique features provided by conducting polymers and the exceptional light-matter interaction of plasmonic metal nanostructures.

Mjuka elektroniska trådiga partiklar i extrem närbild.

Soft Electronics

The Soft Electronics group develops composite materials, design concepts and devices, moving electronics into the realm of soft and deforming systems.

Apparat för extremt noggrann bearbetning

Organic nanoelectronics

The research of the Organic Nanoelectronics group focuses on the optoelectronic and transport properties of nano-scaled organic semiconductors.

Electronic Plants

We develop bioelectronic devices for plant science focusing on more sustainable food production and on plants resistance to environmental stress. We also develop biohybrid technologies and living materials as new sustainable technological concepts.

Organic Chemistry

We design and synthesize conjugated polymers that incorporate functional groups, to tailor their interactions with external stimuli, foreign materials and biological systems.

Major research projects at LOE

Recent publications


Jatin Sethi, Eric Glowacki, Michael S. Reid, Per A. Larsson, Lars Wagberg (2024) Ultra-thin parylene-aluminium hybrid coatings on nanocellulose films to resist water sensitivity Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 323, Article 121365 Continue to DOI


Yulong Duan, Aiman Rahmanudin, Shangzhi Chen, Nara Kim, Mohsen Mohammadi, Klas Tybrandt, Magnus Jonsson (2023) Tuneable Anisotropic Plasmonics with Shape-Symmetric Conducting Polymer Nanoantennas Advanced Materials Continue to DOI
Nara Kim, Samuel Lienemann, Ziyauddin Khan, Grzegorz Greczynski, Aiman Rahmanudin, Mikhail Vagin, Fareed Ahmed, Ioannis Petsagkourakis, Jesper Edberg, Xavier Crispin, Klas Tybrandt (2023) An intrinsically stretchable symmetric organic battery based on plant-derived redox molecules Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 11, p. 25703-25714 Continue to DOI
Giuseppina Tommasini, Mariarosaria De Simone, Silvia Santillo, Gwennael Dufil, Marika Iencharelli, Daniele Mantione, Eleni Stavrinidou, Angela Tino, Claudia Tortiglione (2023) In vivo neuromodulation of animal behavior with organic semiconducting oligomers Science Advances, Vol. 9, Article eadi5488 Continue to DOI
Simone Fabiano, Lucas Flagg, Tania C. Hidalgo Castillo, Sahika Inal, Loren G. Kaake, Laure V. Kayser, Scott T. Keene, Sabine Ludwigs, Christian Muller, Brett M. Savoie, Bjoern Luessem, Jodie L. Lutkenhaus, Micaela Matta, Dilara Meli, Shrayesh N. Patel, Bryan D. Paulsen, Jonathan Rivnay, Jokubas Surgailis (2023) On the fundamentals of organic mixed ionic/electronic conductors Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 11, p. 14527-14539 Continue to DOI
Vasileios Oikonomou, Till Dreier, Alexandra Sandéhn, Mohsen Mohammadi, Jakob Lonborg Christensen, Klas Tybrandt, Anders Bjorholm Dahl, Vedrana Andersen Dahl, Martin Bech, Eleni Stavrinidou (2023) Elucidating the Bulk Morphology of Cellulose-Based Conducting Aerogels with X-Ray Microtomography Advanced Materials Technologies Continue to DOI
Dan Zhao, Donghyun Kim, Sarbani Ghosh, Gang Wang, Wei Huang, Zonglong Zhu, Tobin J. Marks, Igor Zozoulenko, Antonio Facchetti (2023) Mechanical, Morphological, and Charge Transport Properties of NDI Polymers with Variable Built-in ?-Conjugation Lengths Probed by Simulation and Experiment Advanced Functional Materials Continue to DOI