Research in organic semiconductors has witnessed tremendous progress that has enabled applications in areas such OLEDs for energy-saving displays and solid-state lighting, as well as OPVs for low-cost large-area energy harvesting. The advances in the development and physics of organic semiconductors have also led to the emergence of innovative technologies such as organic thermoelectrics. Further development is expected to come from the combination of new fundamental concepts, in-depth understanding of the physico-chemical properties and structure-property relation of organic semiconductors, and optimization of their electronic devices, keeping an eye on the requirements for upscaling. In addition, superconductivity can be seen as the ultimate energy-saving technology because this state of matter exhibits a zero resistance state, enabling electrical transport without dissipation. In a context of tension for energy provision combined with the aim to reduce Green House gas emission worldwide, organic superconductivity with a high critical temperature may well be the key to decrease our energetic needs but still represents a major scientific challenge for the organic electronic community. Aiming at the development of new cutting-edge technologies based on organic and hybrid organic/inorganic systems for energy applications, the research activities of the Organic Electronics and Photonics group are highly interdisciplinary, going from fundamental studies in materials science and physics to the development of a next generation of high performance organic electronic devices. Current research interests focus on:

– the physics and the development of the next generations of organic electroluminescent devices.

– the development of a new metamaterial platform for high performance organic electronic and energy-related technologies.

– the physics and the development of novel thermoelectric, conductive and superconductive organic materials and devices.