Welcome to the FMolina-Lopez research group website!
The FMolina-Lopez Research Lab team is working on the design, fabrication and characterization of printed, organic/inorganic flexible electronics. 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 sensors and actuators based on additive manufacturing. We will apply the outcome of our multidisciplinary research to open up new applications in autonomous and wearable systems for biomedicine & the IoT.
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. Francisco was granted an FWO Junior Research Project to work on the development of printed small organic solar cells for integration in smart contact lenses, in collaboration with Prof. A. Vásquez Quintero from UGent.
Dec. 2020. Our new IEEE Sensors conference papers on printed thermoelectrics are out now! Check them here.
Dec. 2020. A consortium led by Prof. B. Van Hooreweder, of which we are also part, just received KU Leuven funds to acquire a new laser 3D printer that will allow us to further explore the additive manufacturing of inorganic thermoelectrics. Thanks to the consortium members and to the KU Leuven Research Council!
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.