We are developing bioelectronic technologies that will enable us to understand better how plants function, their biological processes. These technologies can be used as tools from plant biologists but can also find application in agriculture and forestry. Currently there is a great need to do that because of the climate change and the increasing population. We need plants that are more resistant to environmental stress and at the same time are more productive. Both of these needs motivate our research.
We are also developing biohybrid technologies. By functionalizing plants with electronic materials we aim to push the boundaries of knowledge and understand better the interface between natural and artificial. Here the scientific curiosity is the driving force but also the perspective of future technologies such as self powered autonomous systems for energy and sensing.