In-operandi and in vivo-manufactured organic electronics

2nd November 2022

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Trimers based on thiophene units have been explored in organic electronics applications. This molecular trimer entity can be polymerized at very low potentials, fueled either directly by electrical bias or via enzymatic protocols. Further the trimers can also easily be decorated with side groups that dictates affinity and organization. This material has then been utilized to develop new modes of neuromorphic devices, which are created, evolve and operate at same conditions and in the same setup. While included in enzymatic cocktails, in vivo-manufactured electrodes and devices have been realized. The presentation will include reports on neuromorphic devices and systems, and several demonstrations of operating electrodes manufactured in vivo, in animal models.

Magnus Berggren
Professor, Laboratory of Organic Electronics
Linköping University, Sweden

Magnus Berggren received his MSc in Physics and PhD in Applied Physics in 1991 and 1996, respectively, from Linköping University in Sweden. After that he joined Bell Laboratories, USA, for postdoctoral studies focusing on the development of organic lasers. In 1997 he co-founded Thin Film Electronics AB and for one and a half years he served the company as its managing director with the prime mission of developing printed electronic memories. Then, he returned to Linköping University and, also, joined Acreo (today RISE) to initiate the research in printed and paper electronics, in part supported by the paper- and packaging industry. Since 2002, he is the professor and director of the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, today including about 140 people organized in 12 different research groups. Magnus Berggren is one of the pioneers behind Paper Electronics, Organic Bioelectronics and Electronic Plants and in 2012 and 2018 he became an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), respectively. In 2014 he received the Marcus Wallenberg Price and in 2017 he received the IVA gold medal. Recently, Magnus Berggren was appointed the director of the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE), a 260 million Euro research program including seven member universities, operating from 2022 through 2033. He is also the director of the board of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the 2nd vice director of the board of KVA. As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded more than 10 companies.