Hybrid Electronics Based on Photosynthetic Organisms


In the picture part of the HyPhOE team who attended the #SB03: Gabriella Buscemi, Researcher Dr. Massimo Trotta, Associet Prof. Giorgio Mattana, Assistant Prof. Eleni Stavrinidou, Gwennaël Dufil, Associet Prof.Samia Zrig, Full Prof. Gianluca Maria Farinola.

We are closing this Amazing symposium #SB03 at the #F19MRS. This was a really great opportunity to learn and connet between reaserch group from all over the word, sharing the same passion for Smart Materials, Devices and Systems for interface with Plants and Microorganisms!

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HyPhOE aims to establish a revolutionary symbiosis between photosynthetic organisms and technology, and to rethink and re-establish the concept of green technology. Photosynthetic organisms are intelligent, with unique functions and capabilities, being able to harvest solar energy, synthesize food, and sequester pollutants. As the boundary between technology and nature is fading, nature is being used as part of the technology and technology is enhancing nature. HyPhOE will be integrated in urban settings, agriculture, and forestry – transforming and elevating our interaction with green organisms tapping into the energy and biochemical cycles of the ecosystem.

The goal

The ultimate goal of HyPhOE is to develop advanced bio-hybrid systems based on photosynthetic organisms and smart materials and devices. Our strategy relies on developing a set of tools and methods for bi-directional electronic and chemical interfacing with photosynthetic organisms that will comprise the backbone of the project and pave the way for the targeted applications: i. Energy systems based on electronically-functionalized plants and photosynthetic organisms. ii. Plant physiological control using bioelectronics systems. iii. Environmental monitoring using functionalized plants.

HyPhOE is a FET-OPEN project funded within Horizon 2020 program of the European Union. The project started 1st of September 2018 and will have a duration of 36 months.

HyPhOE consortium consists of five academic institutions from three European countries, Sweden, Italy and France. The partners have complimentary expertise within the disciplines of chemistry, materials science, (bio-) electronics, electrochemistry, plant biology and ecology allowing an interdisciplinary approach for achieving the goals of HYPhOE.


Eleni Stavrinidou is an Assistant Professor in Organic Electronics at Linkoping University. She is leading the team of Electronic Plants at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics.


Sara Strömberg is working at the Grant Office of Linkoping University and has expertise in EU project management.


Patrizia Tenerelli is working at the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission.


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External Advisory Board

The external advisory board will be appointed by HyPhOE consortium and will consist of industrial and academic representatives that are not members of the consortium. The EAB will follow the project´s progress and give advice for future directions both in terms of fundamental science but also in terms of commercialization.

Research and Dissemination

Stay tuned for more information on our research activities, dissemination and outreach events.

New publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

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HyPhOE at 2019 MRS Fall meeting in Boston

The HyPhOE project was very well represented at the 2019 MRS Fall meeting in Boston, with 7 members participating: Gabriella Buscemi, Massimo Trotta, Giorgio Mattana, Eleni Stavrinidou, Gwennael Dufil, Samia[…]

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New paper published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

The article was first published on 10 Dec 2019 Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, Advance Article https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP05473A About the origin of the large Stokes shift in aminoalkyl substituted heptamethine cyanine[…]

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