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Welcome to the FMolina-Lopez research group website!

The FMolina-Lopez Research Lab team is working on the development of printed, flexible/stretchable/soft hybrid organic-inorganic electronic materials. Our vision is to develop new materials and processes to harvest and store energy from large-area and curved surfaces. We are also interested in developing mechanically conformal sensors and actuators based on additive manufacturing. We apply the outcome of our multidisciplinary research to open up new applications in autonomous and wearable systems for biomedicine, soft robotics and the IoT.



  • Dec. 2023 Yuan delivered presentation at 2023 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in Boston, USA.

  • Sep. 2023. The 1st paper of the F. Molina-Lopez group is out in Advanced Materials! In this collaboration with Prof. Jan Fransaer, we demonstrated the electrodeposition of liquid metal for 3D integrated soft electronic circuits. Congrats to Bokai Zhang for his participation.

  • Sep. 2023. Hasan E. Baysal's IEEE International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference on 3D-printed stretchable organic thermoelectrics is now out! Check it out here.

  • Sep. 2023. Thrilled to introduce Sonia Gómez Gijon, our incoming visiting PhD student hailing from Spain! 

  • Aug. 2023. We're delighted to extend a warm welcome to Michael Ng, a postdoctoral researcher from New Zealand!

  • Jul. 2023.  We are pleased to extend a cordial welcome to Defne Hiz, a visiting bachelor student from Turkey.

  • June 2022. The group attended and presented their research at CIMTEC 2022 (Perugia/Italy)               

  • Dec. 2021. Our research topic, Printed and Flexible Thermoelectrics, has been highlighted by the journal Matter (Cell Press) as one of the 35 challenges in materials science being tackled by PIs under 35(ish) in 2021! Check the article here.

  • Mar. 2021. Anisotropy in printed thermoelectric materials can make a big difference! Check here our latest review about it in Nanoscale.

  • Prof. Zhenan Bao from Stanford University is one of the 2021 KU Leuven honorary doctors. She was nominated by Francisco. Congrats Zhenan! See the official intro and interview video here.​

  • Dec. 2020. Our new IEEE Sensors conference papers on printed thermoelectrics are out now! Check them here. ​ 

  • Sept. 2020. Francisco got awarded the ERC starting grant to work on the project 3D ALIGN: Enhancing the performance of 3D-printed organic thermoelectrics by electric field-assisted molecular alignment. ​


2023 MRS Fall Meeting, 26 Nov-1 Dec 1, 2023 (Boston, USA): Yuan Tian will be giving a contributed talk about her latest progress on flexible laser-printed bismuth telluride thermoelectric energy harvesters (Symposium: EN01: Energy Solutions for Unconventional Applications).

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