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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 enable harvesting and storing energy from large-area and curved surfaces and develop mechanically conformal sensors and actuators. The focus is on the connecting line that spans from fundamentals to applications such as autonomous systems for wearables, soft robotics, and the IoT.

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NEWS

  • Jan. 2024. Our recent work in laser-printed flexible inorganic thermoelectrics has been highlighted by KU Leuven News (link here)!
     

  • Dec. 2023. Congratulations to Yuan, Isidro, and the other co-author for getting their last work on laser-printed ultra-flexible inorganic thermoelectrics published in Advanced Materials... And it is now part of the series Rising Stars, dedicated to celebrating research from early career investigators.

  • Dec. 2023 Yuan delivered a presentation at the 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. ​

UPCOMING EVENTS

InnoLAE 2024 Conference, 21-22 Feb 2024 (Cambridge, UK): Francisco will share the group's latest progress on flexible laser-printed bismuth telluride thermoelectric energy harvesters. 

2024 MRS Spring Meeting, 22-26 Apr 2024 (Seattle, USA): Francisco and Isidro will present part of the group's efforts towards the development of unconventional flexible and printed thermoelectric generators (Symposia: EN08-Advancements in Thermoelectric Materials, Module Technology and Applications & SB02: Charge Carrier Transport in Organic and Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials).

ICFPE 2024 (The international conference on flexible and printed electronics), 28-30 Aug 2024 (Taipei, Taiwan): Francisco will give an invited talk on the group's activity!

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