Linköping University (SWEDEN)

Linköping University (LiU) is a public research-based university. A non-traditional cooperation across subject and faculty borders defines the interdisciplinary approach that is LiU’s hallmark. Founded in the 1960s, today the university has over 28000 undergraduate students, 4000 staff and faculty, and an annual turnover of approx. 370 MEUR. The Laboratory of Organic Electronics, based at Campus Norrköping, focuses on the development and study of electronic devices based on organic electroactive materials. The group consists of approx. 36 people and is divided into three subgroups: solid-state systems (e.g., OLEDs, OFETs), printed electronics, and bioelectronics. Research is performed in the large-area electronics laboratory at Campus Norrköping which houses a variety of fabrication and testing facilities including a Class-1000 cleanroom, and at the Printed Electronics Arena, a stand-alone facility focusing on research and commercialisation of printed electronics. The LiU partner hosts, and is a partner in, several research centres and framework programs, such as OBOE (strategic research centre for organic bioelectronics), PEA (printed electronics arena), and OPEN (organic solid state electronics).

Key people I involved: Asst. Prof. Daniel Simon

Dr. Simon completed his PhD in Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2007. He joined the Organic Electronics group at LiU as a postdoc, adapting planar technology to an implantable format, leading to in vivo trials. From 2009 to 2011, he held a dual position at LiU and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, where he developed feedback-regulated delivery systems. Since 2011, he has been a senior researcher at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, leading the bioelectronics subgroup, and in 2013 became Assistant Professor.

Key people II involved: Prof. Magnus Berggren

Prof. Berggren completed his PhD in Physics at LiU in 1996. He then did a postdoc at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, focusing on organic lasers. In 1997, he became the first managing director of Thin Film Electronics AB, a company developing organic electronic memories. Then, he returned to LiU and a part time position at the Acreo Institute. Since 2001, he is professor of Organic Electronics at LiU. Since 2005, he became director of the Strategic Research Centre for Organic Bioelectronics. In 2011, he became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and in 2012, was named a Wallenberg Scholar by the K&A Wallenberg Foundation.

Role in the project

LiU will provide a unique training opportunity for young researchers to expand their competence at the intersection of printed electronics, bioelectronics, and the new field of iontronic systems.

Recruited researcher: Maria Seitanidou

Project title

Organic Iontronics