Laboratory of molecular materials

We are a multidisciplinary team with a passion for science. Our research is focused on design and development of molecules, soft materials and hybrid nanoscale components and devices for a wide range of biomedical applications, including diagnostics, biosensors, drug delivery and regenerative medicine.

Our research spans from very fundamental studies of new and innovative soft materials and devices, including novel design, synthesis and fabrication strategies, to exploration of their properties and applications in biomedicine and biotechnology. We have a large interest in molecular self-assembly. In addition to study fundamental self-assembly processes, we utilise self-assembly to create bioresposive and biointeractive materials with defined composition and nanostructure.

We are also actively engaging in collaborations with the health care sector and industry partners. Please contact us for more information!

The Laboratory of Molecular Materials is a unit at the Division of Biophysics and bioengineering at Linköping University.

Our projects



Annelie Abrahamsson, Fatemeh Rasti Boroojeni, Sajjad Naeimipour, Nina Reustle, Robert Selegård, Daniel Aili, Charlotta Dabrosin (2024) Increased matrix stiffness enhances pro-tumorigenic traits in a physiologically relevant breast tissue- monocyte 3D model Acta Biomaterialia, Vol. 178, p. 160-169 Continue to DOI
Alexandra Iversen, Johanna Utterström, Robert Selegård, Daniel Aili (2024) Enzymatically Triggered Peptide-Lipid Conjugation of Designed Membrane Active Peptides for Controlled Liposomal Release ACS Omega, Vol. 9, p. 19613-19619 Continue to DOI
Olof Eskilsson, Sneha Kollenchery Ramanathan, Anna Du Rietz, Valentina Guerrero Florez, Robert Selegård, Kajsa Uvdal, Emma Björk, Daniel Aili (2024) Self-Assembly of Metal Nanoparticles in Bacterial Cellulose for the Fabrication of Soft Substrate-Supported Catalysts ACS Applied Nano Materials Continue to DOI


News about our research

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The wound dressing that can reveal infection

A nanocellulose wound dressing that can reveal early signs of infection without interfering with the healing process has been developed by researchers at Linköping University. Their study is one further step on the road to a new type of wound care.

Biomedical Engineering

Major successes for multidisciplinary research at LiU

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has granted SEK 200 million for research in the interface between technology and medicine. LiU scientists are principle investigator in three of the six projects, and co-applicant in a fourth.

Three new research grants from Horizon 2020 to LiU

Scientists Feng Gao and Daniel Aili, both at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, have been awarded research grants from the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The amount involved is approximately EUR 600,000 for 2 years.

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