The Printed and Molecular Electronics (PME) group was officially created in 2014, under the guidance of Mario Caironi, inheriting the experience of his printed electronics team active at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia from 2010. PME operates at the Center for Nano Science and Technology @PoliMi (CNST) of the IIT in Milan. PME aims at improving the knowledge on the electronic and optoelectronic properties of solution-processable semiconductors, in particular conjugated organic materials, and at taking full advantage of their printability in order to deliver applications in the large-area and flexible electronics fields. PME group is therefore interested in clarifying charge injection and transport properties in thin films of semiconducting conjugated molecules and polymers, but also in blends and organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductors, in order to build a rationale allowing engineers to control these properties in electronic devices such as field-effect transistors, photodetectors, thermoelectric generators and biosensors. PME group is leading the development of printed organic electronics operating at high frequency, greatly expanding its applications. More recently, PME has been active in shaping the field of edible electronics, aiming at developing non-toxic edible electronic systems for the healthcare and food safety that are digested or even metabolized in the body after performing their function. Such activities complement its efforts in organic bioelectronics, where PME aims at large-area devices for rapid diagnostic and point-of-care applications.
PME activity therefore spans from the investigation of fundamental properties, where it is led by curiosity, to applications, which is PME final goal.
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