Group Leaders

Center Director:      Prof. José M. Asua
General Manager:   Idoia Azaldegui

  Name Position Contact Research
Prof. José M. Asua Center Director +34 943 018181
jm.asua@ehu.es

Fundamental investigation of industrially important polymerization processes.

Prof. David Mecerreyes Vice Director +34 943 018018
david.mecerreyes@ehu.es

Innovative Polymer Chemistry, polymeric ionic liquids, organic catalysis, polymers for Energy and Environment.

Dr. Miren Aguirre Post-Doc +34 943 018476
miren.aguirre@ehu.es

Synthesis of hybrid nanocomposites of cerium oxide/acrylates with improved UV absorption properties.

Hegoi Amestoy PhD Student +34 946 017318
hegoi.amestoy@ehu.es

Polymer nano-composite, Carbon nanotube, Polymer radiopaque composite, Surface functionalization , tissue engineering, porous scaffolds.

Prof. Aurelio Mateo-Alonso Senior Researcher +34 943 506066
amateo@polymat.eu

Molecular, low-dimensional and supramolecular materials based on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Prof. Thomas Schäfer Senior Researcher +34 943 018266
thomas.schafer@ehu.es

Tunable membranes and stimuli-responsive membranes, mass transport and interfacial phenomena in membrane separation processes, biomolecular recognition in non-conventional solvents.

Prof. Jose R. Leiza Group Leader +34 943 015329
jrleiza@ehu.es

His current research interest is focused on: waterborne polymer/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites, polymer reaction engineering aspects of polymerization in dispersed media (kinetics, modeling, high solids content formulations), molecularly imprinted polymer.

Dr. Nicholas Ballard Research Associate +34 943 018475
nicholas.ballard@polymat.eu

Focused on new techniques for producing polymeric particles with controllable microstructure and morphology

Prof. María Paulis Senior Researcher +34 943 018481
maria.paulis@ehu.es

Production of waterborne polymer/polymer and polymer/inorganic nanocomposite dispersion & molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for biotechnological applications.

Adrián Badía Rodrigo PhD Student +34 943 018474
adrian.badia@ehu.eus

His current research topics are related to the development of water-based adhesives with reduced environmental impact and degradability, focusing on bio-based fatty acids and carbohydrates.

Prof. Jose-Ramon Sarasua Senior Researcher +34 946 014271
jr.sarasua@ehu.es

Biodegradable polymers, polylactides, micro/nano structural analysis, crystallinity, polymer composites, polymer blends, mechanical properties, thermoplastic processes, regenerative medicine.

Aitor Barquero Salaberria PhD Student +34 943 018474
aitor.barquero@ehu.eus

His research is focused on the study of the effect of operational variables on the emulsion copolymerization of vinyl acetate copolymers with reactive alkoxysilanes

Prof. Radmila Tomovska Senior Researcher +34 943 018482
radmila_tomovska@ehu.es

Photopolymerization

Andere Basterretxea PhD Student 34 943 01 88 46
andere.basterrechea@ehu.eus

The design of more sustainable catalysts for the synthesis of polyamides and polyesters and the study of possible biomedical applications.

Dr. Shaghayegh Hamzehlou Post-Doc +34 943 018474
shaghayegh.hamzehlou@ehu.es

Kinetics and topology as microstructure of polyurethane/acrylic hybrid latex synthesized by miniemulsion polymerization using Monte Carlo simulations.

Dr. Ainhoa Lejardi Senior Researcher +34 946017371
ainhoa.lejardi@ehu.es

Poly (vinyl alcohol), chitosan, graft copolymers, polymer miscibility, hydrogels.

Dr. Nerea Casado Post doctoral researcher +34 943 01 88 46
nerea.casado@ehu.eus

Her research is focused on Innovative Polymers for Energy Storage.

Dr. Emiliano Meaurio Senior Researcher 946 014077
emiliano.meaurio@ehu.es

Polymer/polymer complexes, polymer blends, specific interactions, structural analysis of crystalline polymers by FTIR, molecular modeling, synthesis, graft copolymers.

Dr. Aitor Larrañaga Research Associate +34 946 017318
aitor.larranagae@ehu.es

Porous scaffolds, polymer composites, bioglass, surface functionalization by plasma, protein grafting, electrospinning, tissue engineering.

Dr. Ester Zuza Senior Researcher +34 946 013925
ester.zuza@ehu.es

Biodegradable polyesters, polylactides, stereocomplexation, miscibility, specific interactions, crystallinity, molecular fragility, composites, radiopacity, polydopamine, mechanical properties, biodegradation, thermoplastic transformation procedures, high temperature thermoplastics (HTTP).

Dr. Jon Maiz Post-Doc +34 943 01 53 34
jon.maiz@polymat.eu
Idoia Azaldegui General Manager +34 943 50 60 63
idoia.azaldegui@polymat.eu

Management.

Dr. Marta Martínez-Abadía Post-Doc +34 943 506068
marta.martinez@polymat.eu

Synthesis and characterization of covalent organic frameworks.

Izaskun Balza Administrative +34 943 50 60 62
izaskun.balza@polymat.eu

Administration

Dr. Amaia Agirre Technician +34 943 018476
amaia.agirre@ehu.es

Characterization of polymer particle sizes and polymer architecture (molar mass, size, conformation, branching...)

Dr. Mónica Moreno European Project Manager +34 943 506065
monica.moreno@polymat.eu
Antonio Domínguez Alfaro PhD Student +34 943 01 88 46
antoni.dominguez@polymat.eu
Sebastian M. Dron PhD Student +34 943 018474
sebastian_dron001@ehu.eus

The goal of his research is the improvement of these abilities for coating applications.His project is part of the Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).

Dr. Luca Porcarelli Post-Doc +34 943 01 88 46
luca_porcarelli001@ehu.eus
Iñaki Emaldi PhD Student +34 943 018474
inaki.emaldi@ehu.eus

His project is focused on the Synthesis of Hydrophilic Polymers for Cementicious Formulations.

Dr. Alberto Riaño Post-Doc 34 943 50 60 67
alberto.riano@polymat.eu
Dr. Jaime Martín Research Associate +34 943 018959
jaime.martin@polymat.eu

Fundamental aspects of functional polymers: structural and phase behavior of organic semiconductors, crystallization, liquid crystals, soft-photonics, low dimensionality (confinement) effects on polymer materials.

Dr. Fernando Ruipérez Research Associate +34 943 01 5985
fernando.ruiperez@polymat.eu

Simulation at the quantum scale of structural properties, reactivity and design of polymers and catalysts.

Asier Fernandez De Añastro PhD Student +34 943 01 88 46
asier.fernandez@polymat.eu
Dr. Maitane Salsamendi Post-Doc +34 943 018475
maitane.salsamendi@ehu.es

New Ionic Polymers for bio applications and 3D printing of polymeric materials.

Dr. Haritz Sardon Research Associate +34 943 015303
haritz.sardon@ehu.es

Sustainable polymerization, organocatalysis, polymers for nanomedicine

Dr. Alexandre Simula Post-Doc +34 943 018475
alex.simula@polymat.eu

Dr. Simula main area of research focuses on the understanding, development and industrial applications of reversible deactivation radical polymerization techniques (RDRP, or controlled/"living" radical polymerization). He is also interested in polymerization kinetics, polymers derived from renewable ressources and in the synthesis of innovative pressure-sensitive adhesives, anti-fouling coatings and polyurethane/urea coatings formulations..

Coralie Jehanno PhD Student + 34 943 015303
coralie.jehanno@ehu.eus

Chemical recycling of polymers using organocatalysis.

Dr. Elodie Limousin Post-Doc +34 943 018475
elodie.limousin@polymat.eu

The effect of particle morphology on film morphology.

Dr. Sebastian Völker Post-Doc + 34 943 01 5440
sebastian.voelker@polymat.eu

Synthesis of new organic materials for their incorporation in perovskite-based solar cells as well as the modification of perovskites.

Javier Mateos PhD Student +34 943 506067
javier.mateos@polymat.eu
Giulia Magi PhD Student
giulia.maggi@polymat.eu

Molecular dynamics simulations of interfacial phenomena in polymer synthesis, in particular, the interactions between different surfactants and latex particles.

Juan Pedro Mora Fuentes PhD Student +34 943 506068
juanpedro.mora@polymat.eu

Synthesis, functionalization and characterization of carbon compounds, more specifically with fullerenes and endohedral fullerenes).

Sayrung Noppalit PhD Student +34 943 018846
sayrung.noppalit@polymat.eu

Her research is terpenes-based all acrylic polymer as new class of functional material.

Beñat Olave PhD Student +34 943 018399
benat.olave@polymat.eu
Jorge Pascual PhD Student + 34 943 01 5439
jorge.pascual@polymat.eu

Synthesis of new organic materials for their incorporation in perovskite-based solar cells as well as the preparation of Photovoltaic Devices.

Bertha T. Pérez PhD Student +34 943 018474
bperez044@ikasle.ehu.eus

Her research program is focused on the microwave initiated polymerization as powerful tool toward design of novel polymer and composite nanoparticles

Iliane Rafaniello PhD Student +34 943 018399
iliane.rafaniello@polymat.eu
Naroa Sadaba PhD Student +34 943 015323
naroa.sadaba@polymat.eu
Maryam Safari PhD Student +34 943 01 53 32
maryam.safari@polymat.eu

Synthesize multiphasic biobased polyesters via confinement method and also characterization.

Dr. Eva Sánchez Post-Doc +34 946 017318
evagloria.sanchez@ehu.es

Controlled drug release systems based on polymeric devices.

Gordana Siljanovska Petreska PhD Student +34 943 018474

Her research is focused on temperature responsive adhesives.

Esther Udabe PhD Student +34 943 01 88 46
esther.udabe@polymat.eu
Silvia Valero PhD Student + 34 943 01 5440
silvia.valero@polymat.eu

Synthesis of new organic polymers for their incorporation in perovskite-based solar cells.

Dr. Jone Muñoz Senior Researcher +34 946014078
jone.munoz@ehu.es

Complex polymer systems, structural analysis, atomic force microscopy, thermal characterization, rheology, 3D printing.

Dr. Susana Petisco Post-Doc +34 946 013925
susana.petisco@ehu.es

Viscoelasticity, shape memory, mechanical properties, surface modification by plasma, thermoplastic processes, cardiovascular stents.

Erald Hasanbelli PhD Student +34 943 506068
erald_hasanbelli001@ehu.es

Synthesis and properties of polycyclic aromatic aza-acenes and heteroacenes derivatives, with a large number of fused aromatic rings.

Prof. Juan Luis Delgado Senior Researcher +34 943 50 60 64
juanluis.delgado@polymat.eu

Currently he is focused on the preparation of new materials for their incorporation in perovskite-based solar devices.

Prof. Alejandro J. Müller Senior Researcher +34 943018191
alejandrojesus.muller@ehu.es

His fields of interests include: polymer solution rheology, structured fluids, morphology, nucleation, crystallization and crystallization kinetics of semi-crystalline materials and of multiphasic materials (in particular polymer blends, block copolymers, biopolymers and nano-composites).

Prof. Ronen Zangi Senior Researcher +34 943 01 8112
r.zangi@ikerbasque.org

Computational studies of chemical and biological systems in condensed phases, under confinements, and at interfaces. In addition, conformations and free energies of synthetic and biological macromolecules, such as DNA-protein recognition and ligand-receptor binding.

Prof. Agurtzane Mugica Assistant Professor +34 943 015 469
agurtzane.mugica@ehu.es

Theoretical and experimental study of polymer blends, their interactions and interphases; thermal properties, morphology, nucleation, crystallization and crystallization kinetics of semi-crystalline materials and of multiphasic materials (in particular polymer blends, block copolymers, biopolymers and nano-composites)

Prof. Manoli Zubitur Associate Professor +34 943 017180
manuela.zubitur@ehu.eus

Her fields of interest include also the preparation and characterization of polymer based nanocomposites for controlled drug release.

Prof. Amaia Butrón Senior Researcher +34 946 014994
amaia.butron@ehu.eus
Aurélie Destephen PhD Student +34 943 018474
aurelie.destephen@polymat.eu

Her project consists in developing cationic polymerisation technique in aqueous media.

Sara Marina Barbier PhD Student +34 943 01 57 22
sara.marina@polymat.eu
Nerea Jiménez PhD Student +34 943 018474
nerea.jimenez@polymat.eu

 I am studying the influence of the incorporation of hydrogen bonding moieties to the formulation of waterborne coatings.

Fermín Elizalde PhD Student + 34 943 01 88 46
fermin.elizalde@polymat.eu
Mikel Irigoyen PhD Student +34 943018186
mikel.irigoyen@polymat.eu
Dr. Nicolas Zivic Post-doc +34 943 01 88 46
nicolas.zivic@polymat.eu
Alvaro Gómez López PhD Student +34 943 01 57 22
alvaro.gomez@ehu.eus
Maialen Argaiz PhD Student +34 943 018474
maialen.argaiz@polymat.eu

Her research project is focused on introduction of ionic interparticle complexation within polymer films for improvement of properties and performance of waterborne protective coatings.

Jorge Luis Olmedo PhD Student + 34 943 015345
jolmedo001@ikasle.ehu.eus
Eider Matxinandiarena PhD Student + 34 943 015334
eider.matxinandiarena@ehu.eus
Leire Sangroniz PhD Student + 34 943 018494
leire.sangroniz@ehu.eus
Marine Lechartier PhD Studente + 34 943 01 88 46
marine.lechartier@ehu.eus
Dr. Jérémy Demarteau Post-doc +34 943 01 88 46
jeremy.demarteau@polymat.eu
Dr. Rajeev K. Dubey Post-Doc + 34 943 50 60 68
rajeev.dubey@polymat.eu
Dr. Fengkun Chen Post-Doc +34 943 50 60 68
fengkun.chen@polymat.eu
Dr. Estíbaliz González de San Román Martín MALDI-TOF Technician +943 50 6067
estibaliz.gonzalezdesanroman@polymat.eu

She is in charge of the characterization of polymers by MALDI TOF Autoflex mass spectrometer.

Dr. Nikolaos Politakos Post-doc +34 943 018482
nikolaos.politakos@ehu.eus

 His current research topics are focused in the preparation of 3D sponge like graphene oxide materials for CO2 capture and photocatalysis.

Iranzu Barbarin Phd Student +34 943 018482
iranzu.barbarin@ehu.eus

The project is focused on the development of self-assembly 3D graphene-based polymer materials for CO2 capture and conversion.

Fabian Wenzel Phd Student +34 943 015329
fabian.wenzel@polymat.eu
Liudmila Zhyhmiantovich Administrative Assistant +34 943 50 60 61
liudmila.zhyhmiantovich@polymat.eu
Dr. Nuria Alegret Ramon Post-Doc 34 943 018018
nuria.alegret@ehu.eus
Prof. Maria Forsyth Senior Research Professor +34 943 015303
maria.forsyth@deakin.edu.au
Boris Éric Alain Bizet Phd Student +34 943 018181
boris.bizet@polymat.eu
Dr. Liliana C. Tomé Post-Doc +34 943 018018
lilianasofi.carvalho@ehu.eus
Marta Alvarez Phd Student 34 943 018018
marta.alv.tirado@gmail.com
Hesham Ahmed Mostafa Abdeldaim Phd Student +34 943 018482
hesham.abdeldaim@polymat.eu
Maialen Galdeano Fraile Phd Student +34 943 01 5985
maialen.galdeano@polymat.eu
Félix Hernández Culebras Phd Student +34 943 506068
felix.hernandez@polymat.eu
Elisabet de Bolòs Sánchez Phd Student +34 943 506068
elisabet.debolos@polymat.eu
David Esporrín Ubieto Phd Student 0034943018169/0034943015327
david.esporrin@polymat.eu
Prof. Marcelo Calderón Senior Researcher +34 943 01 8182
marcelo.calderon@polymat.eu
Dr. Neha Tiwary Post-Doc +34 943 50 60 61
neha.tiwari@polymat.eu
Sheraz Tariq Phd Student +34 943 018481
sheraz.tariq@polymat.eu
Huiyi Wang Phd Student +34 943 50 60 61
huiyi.wang@polymat.eu
Justine Elgoyhen Phd Student +34 943 01 88 46
justine.elgoyhen@gmail.com
Nicolás María Muñoz Phd Student +34 943 01 53 34
nicolas.maria@polymat.eu
Dr.Connie Josefina Ocando Cordero Post-Doc +34 943018191
connie.ocando@polymat.eu
Adrián Pérez López Phd Student +34 943 018475
adrian.perez@polymat.eu
Elena Gabirondo Amenabar Phd Student +34 943 015303
elena.gabirondo@polymat.eu
Janire Alkorta PhD Student +34 943 30 90 22
jalcorta@cidetec.es

Nowadays, Janire Alkorta is working on the production of hydrophilic Macro-Chain Transfer Agents (macro-CTA) mediated aqueous emulsion polymerisation latexes. The objective of the study is to find new environmentally favourable coatings to reduce the adhesion of proteins, barnacles and algae.

 

Soline Vauthier Phd Student +34 943 01 88 46
soline.vauthier@gmail.com
Rafael del Olmo Martínez Phd Student 34 943 01 88 46
rafael.delolmo@polymat.eu
Edurne Marín PhD Student +34 946 01 73 18
edurne.marin@ehu.eus
Álvaro Martínez Escobar Administrative Assistant +34 943 01 54 56
alvaro.martinez@polymat.eu
Diulia Caroline Quites Rodrigues PhD Student +34 943 01 88 46
diulia.quites@polymat.eu
Andrea Melissa Cabrera Espinoza PhD Student 943015440
andrea.cabrera@polymat.eu
Sumi Murali Nair Phd Student +34 943 018476
sumi.murali@polymat.eu
Elvis Lopes Brito Phd Student +34 943 018474
elvis.lopes@polymat.eu
Dr. Nicolas Jean-Christopher Goujon Post-Doc :+34 943 01 88 46
nicolas.goujon@polymat.eu
Ana Patrícia Dos Santos Martins Phd Student +34 943 018018
anapatricia.dossantos@polymat.eu
Dr. Eva Sánchez Rexach Post-Doc +34 943 01 88 46
evagloria.sanchez@ehu.eus
Dr. Hossam Elsayed Emam Soliman Post-Doc 34 943 018481
hossam.soliman@polymat.eu

During his working in the field of scientific research since 2004, Dr. Hossam has more than 44 international publications in good ranking journals in the topics of cellulose chemistry and functional textiles, metal nanoparticles and metal organic frameworks, water treatment and fuel purifications

Mehdi Naderi Phd Student +34 943 018482
mehdi.naderi@polymat.eu
Dr. Maike Lukowiak Project Assistant 943506068
maike.lukowiak@polymat.eu