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



Fatemeh Rasti Boroojeni, Sajjad Naeimipour, Philip Lifwergren, Annelie Abrahamsson, Charlotta Dabrosin, Robert Selegård, Daniel Aili (2024) Proteolytic remodeling of 3D bioprinted tumor microenvironments Biofabrication, Vol. 16, Article 025002 Continue to DOI


Sajjad Naeimipour, Fatemeh Rasti Boroojeni, Philip Lifwergren, Robert Selegård, Daniel Aili (2023) Multimodal and dynamic cross-linking of modular thiolated alginate-based bioinks Materials Today Advances, Vol. 19, Article 100415 Continue to DOI
Linn Berglund, Paula Squinca, Yağmur Baş, Elisa Zattarin, Daniel Aili, Jonathan Rakar, Johan Junker, Annika Starkenberg, Mattia Diamanti, Petter Sivlér, Mårten Skog, Kristiina Oksman (2023) Self-Assembly of Nanocellulose Hydrogels Mimicking Bacterial Cellulose for Wound Dressing Applications Biomacromolecules, Vol. 24, p. 2264-2277 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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