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 exploit and investigate the physics and chemistry of novel organic and composite materials to design and fabricate the next generation of energy 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


Nathan James Pataki, Najmeh Zahabi, Qifan Li, Pietro Rossi, Marco Cassinelli, Matteo Butti, Matteo Massetti, Simone Fabiano, Igor Zozoulenko, Mario Caironi (2024) A Rolled Organic Thermoelectric Generator with High Thermocouple Density Advanced Functional Materials, Article 2400982 Continue to DOI
Oleg Dimitriev, Dmytro Kysil, Alexander Zaderko, Oksana Isaieva, Andrii Vasin, Yuri Piryatinski, Mats Fahlman, Alexei Nazarov (2024) Photoluminescence quantum yield of carbon dots: emission due to multiple centers versus excitonic emission Nanoscale Advances Continue to DOI
Vanira Trifiletti, Matteo Massetti, Alberto Calloni, Sally Luong, Andrea Pianetti, Silvia Milita, Bob C. Schroeder, Gianlorenzo Bussetti, Simona Binetti, Simone Fabiano, Oliver Fenwick (2024) Bismuth-Based Perovskite Derivates with Thermal Voltage Exceeding 40 mV/K The Journal of Physical Chemistry C Continue to DOI
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
Ilaria Abdel Aziz, Johannes Gladisch, Chiara Musumeci, Maximilian Moser, Sophie Griggs, Christina J. Kousseff, Magnus Berggren, Iain Mcculloch, Eleni Stavrinidou (2024) Electrochemical modulation of mechanical properties of glycolated polythiophenes Materials Horizons Continue to DOI
Maciej Gryszel, Donghak Byun, Bernhard Burtscher, Tobias Abrahamsson, Jan Brodsky, Daniel T Simon, Magnus Berggren, Eric Daniel Glowacki, Xenofon Strakosas, Mary Donahue (2024) Vertical Organic Electrochemical Transistor Platforms for Efficient Electropolymerization of Thiophene Based Oligomers Journal of Materials Chemistry C Continue to DOI
Sanna Lander, Jiu Pang, Johan Erlandsson, Mikhail Vagin, Mohammad Javad Jafari, Leena Korhonen, Hongli Yang, Tobias Abrahamsson, Penghui Ding, Viktor Gueskine, Alexandar Mehandzhiyski, Thomas Ederth, Igor Zozoulenko, Lars Wågberg, Reverant Crispin, Magnus Berggren (2024) Controlling the rate of posolyte degradation in all-quinone aqueous organic redox flow batteries by sulfonated nanocellulose based membranes: The role of crossover and Michael addition Journal of Energy Storage, Vol. 83, Article 110338 Continue to DOI