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
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

Dr. Andere Basterretxea Post Doc 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. Stefano Chimenti Post-Doc +34 943 018474
stefano.chimenti@polymat.eu

Development of high hydrophobic coatings with anticorrosive properties through the addition of different nanofillers.

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. Silvia Collavini Post Doc + 34 943 01 5440
silvia.collavini@polymat.eu

Investigating new materials suitable for Perovskite-based Solar Cells.

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
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
Dr. Alberto Riaño Post-Doc 34 943 50 60 67
alberto.riano@polymat.eu
Dr. Jaime Martín Research Associate +34 943015338
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. 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..

Dr. Coralie Jehanno Post Doc + 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
Javier Mateos PhD Student +34 943 506067
javier.mateos@polymat.eu
Dr. Giulia Magi Post Doc
giuliamem@msn.com

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
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
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.

Esther Udabe PhD Student +34 943 01 88 46
esther.udabe@polymat.eu
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. Edurne González Post Doc +34 943 018475
edurne.gonzalezg@ehu.es

The fundamental investigation of waterborne polymers with special attention to the influence of functional polymeric emulsifiers on film formation and properties.

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
Dr. Leire Sangroniz Post-Doc + 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
Mehdi Naderi Phd Student +34 943 018482
mehdi.naderi@polymat.eu
Dr. Maike Lukowiak Project Assistant 943506068
maike.lukowiak@polymat.eu
Mauro Marongiu PhD Student 943506061
mauro.marongiu@polymat.eu
Ernesto Osorio Blanco Phd Student 0034943018169
ernestorafael@msn.com
Dr. María Belén Muñoz Sánchez Dr. María Belén Muñoz Sánchez +34 943 018475
mariabelen.munoz@ehu.eus
Dr. Edgar Gutiérrez Fernández Dr. Edgar Gutiérrez Fernández +34 943015338
edgar.gutierrez@polymat.eu
Dr. Oihane Llorente Zabala Post-Doc +34 943 01 88 46
oihane.llorente@ehu.eus
Nicolas Ramos PhD Student + 34 943 015303
nicolas.ramos@ehu.eus
Dr. Saibal Bera Post Doc + 34 943 50 60 68
saibal.bera@polymat.eu
Maria Rosaria Caputo Phd Student +34 943 01 53 34
mariarosaria.caputo@polymat.eu
Joaquin Almarza Gonzalez PhD Student 943506068
joaquin.almarza@polymat.eu
Daniele di Stefano Phd Student 34 943 50 60 67
daniele.distefano@polymat.eu
Maria Angela Motta PhD Student 0034943018169
mariaangela.motta@polymat.eu
Oliver Wolfgang Etzold Phd Student 0034943018169
oliver.etzold@polymat.eu
Jinxiu Zhou Phd Student 9430153 34
zhoujinxiu47@qq.com
Ion Olazabal Phd Student +34 943 01 88 46
ion.o93@gmail.com
Dr. Lucinda Emma Mulko Post-Doc 0034943018169
lucindaemma.mulko@polymat.eu
Mario Iván Peñas Núñez PhD Student 0034 943018191
mpenas.3@alumni.unav.es
Dr. Diego Alonso Magaldi Lara Post Doc +34 943 01 88 46
diego.magaldi@polymat.eu
Dr. Gregorio Guzman Gonzalez Post Doc +34 943 01 88 46
gregguzmn@gmail.com
Carlos Bello Alvarez Phd Student +34 946017318
carlos.bello@ehu.eus
Xabier Lopez de Pariza Phd Student +34 943 01 88 46
xlopezdepariza001@ikasle.ehu.eus
Iulia Caraseva Phd Student 946017318
iulia.caraseva@ehu.eus
Oroitz Sanchez Phd Student +34 946017318
oroitz.sanchez@ehu.eus
Prof. Agustin Etxeberria Senior Researcher
agustin.etxeberria@ehu.es
Elissabetta Zucatti Phd Student
ezuccatti@nanogune.eu