Linköping University, is one of the larger academic institutions in Sweden, Northern Europe. LiU is innovative, highly ranked and known for close collaboration with business and society.

With 27,000 students, 1,300 research students and 4,000 employees, Linköping University, LiU, is Sweden’s fifth largest university and stands at position 28 among the world’s 50 best young universities in the latest ranking by the prestigious QS World University Rankings. LiU comprises four faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. In only three decades, LiU has become renowned for its innovative educational spirit, for its stated ambition to foster cross‐disciplinary cooperation, and for its ability to involve in fruitful interaction with surrounding society. Scientific relevance and societal needs are the dual criteria the university explicitly has set for its strategic initiatives. With a stronghold in applied research, and with educational programmes mainly focusing on professional degrees such as engineering, medicine, management and teaching, an ongoing dialog with industry and society has been pivotal for success. Linköping University is an experienced actor in European research projects (with over 120 projects in FP7, 23 of those as the coordinator/single beneficiary) and has well‐established processes for project management, project infrastructure, and administrative routines for EU projects through its own Grants Office that serves researchers and departments in their participation in Horizon 2020 ( HyPhOE is the first FET-OPEN project that has been granted to LiU in H2020.

The Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), under leadership of Prof. Magnus Berggren, is an environment at LiU-Campus Norrköping. LOE includes over 90 members (~40 postdocs and ~30 PhD students) and is composed of complementary groups, each being led by a PI. Each group is headed by a professor and is scientifically and mutually complementary to each other (Energy Materials, Printing, Bioelectronics, e-Plants, Soft Electronics, Theory & Modelling, Chemistry, Nanoelectronics, Nanocrystals and Photonics). LOE has been a pioneer in Electronic Plants and Organic Bioelectronics, technologies that are the backbone of this project. LOE has great expertise in vivo manufacturing of electronic devices in plants (materials self-organization in plants, engineering the abiotic/biotic interface), developing electrochemical and iontronic devices for interface with the biological milieu (design, micro-fabrication and characterization) and organic electronic materials synthesis and engineering for bio-interface (design, synthesis, characterization). Within this project, LOE will advance the e-plants technology for developing energy harvesting and storage device in-vivo, in plants, develop micro fabricated bioelectronics devices for sensing and actuating plant functions and synthesise organic electronic materials for plant interface.

PIs involved in HyPhOE

Eleni Stavrinidou received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics in 2008 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and then her Master’s degree in Nanotechnology from the same university, in 2010. She then joined the group of George Malliaras at …

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Daniel Simon, Associate Professor Daniel T. Simon received his BSc in Physics in 2000 from the Univ. of Georgia, Athens (USA). In 2001, he began his graduate studies in Physics at the Univ. of California, Santa Cruz …

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Magnus Berggren received his MSc in Physics in 1991 and graduated as PhD (Thesis: Organic Light Emitting Diodes) in Applied Physics in 1996, both degrees from Linköping University. He then joined Bell Laboratories …

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Sara Strömberg obtained her doctorate in Medicine at Uppsala University, Sweden, in 2008. Dr. Strömberg is working at the LiU Grants Office as research coordinator and manager for EU projects. She has experience …

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List of Relevant Publications

  1. E Stavrinidou, R Gabrielsson, KPR Nilsson, S Kumar Singh, JF Franco-Gonzalez, AV Volkov, MP Jonsson, A Grimoldi, M Elgland, IV Zozoulenko, DT Simon, M Berggren, In vivo polymerization and manufacturing of wires and supercapacitors in plants. PNAS 114, 11 (2017).
  2. E. Stavrinidou, R. Gabrielsson, E. Gomez, X. Crispin, O. Nilsson, D. T. Simon, M. Berggren. Electronic Plants. Science Advances 1, e1501136 (2015).
  3. DJ Poxson, M Karady, R Gabrielsson, AY Alkattan, A Gustavsson, SM Doyle, S Robert, K Ljung, M Grebe, DT Simon, M Berggren. Regulating plant physiology with organic electronics. PNAS 114, 4597 (2017).
  4. EF Gomez, M Berggren, DT Simon. Surface Acoustic Waves to Drive Plant Transpiration. Scientific Reports 7, 45864 (2017).
  5. A Jonsson, Z Song, D Nilsson, BA Meyerson, DT Simon, B Linderoth, M Berggren. Therapy using implanted organic bioelectronics. Science Advances 1, e1500039 (2015).