Group leader: Eleni Stavrinidou

A new technological concept based on the integration of electronics within living plants.

Electronic plants (E-Plants) is an organic bioelectronics platform that allows electronic interface with living plants.

The concept of E-Plants was introduced in 2015 (Science Advances), when we demonstrated plants augmented with electronic functionality for the first time. Using the vascular system and organs of a plant, organic electronic devices and circuits were manufactured in vivo, leveraging the internal structure and physiology of the plant as both the template and an integral part of the devices.

Our research aims to develop a technology based on in vivo manufacturing techniques and self-organization of organic electronic materials, targeting new device concepts for energy applications, production of new materials, plant control, and hybrid systems. In addition, we are developing sensors and actuators based on organic bioelectronics for feedback-regulated control of plant physiology, signaling, communication and plant optimization for basic science and application in agriculture and the forest industry.


Group leader / principal investigator


Postdocs and PhDs


Research Highlights



  • Congratulations to Eleni for a VR starting grant, 5.2MSek! (February 2018)

  • Congratulations to Gabor for a Sweden-Japan STINT grant! (April 2018)

  • Congratulations to Iwona for her new baby! (April 2018)

  • Congratulations to Eleni for an AFM Strategic Research Grant! (April 2018)

  • Daniela Parker, MSc student at TU Dresden joins the e-Plants team for an internship. (May 2018)

  • Congratulations to E-Plants for a H2020 FET-OPEN grant. HyPhOE- Hybrid electronics based on photosynthetic organisms, 3.3Meuros, 5 partners, Eleni Stavrinidou is the coordinator of the project! ( ) (May 2018)

  • We welcome Dr. Miriam Huerta for a postdoc in out team! (June 2018)

  • Eleni presents the e-Plants research in CIMTEC-2018 Perugia-Italy, SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego-USA and Asilomar Bioelectronics Symposium in Pacific Grove-USA (Summer 2018)

  • We welcome Gwennael Dufil, new PhD student in out team! (September 2018)






Recent E-plants publications via Scopus, with direct links to publisher. A full list of LOE's publications with many free full-text versions can be found through Linköping University's electronic press.

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