Beñat Olave


Beñat Olave
PhD Student

Centro Joxe Mari Korta
Avenida de Tolosa, 72
20018 Donostia - San Sebastián

Tel:+34 943 018399


Beñat Olave studied Chemistry at the the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and graduated in July 2015, then he finished the MS in "Applied Chemistry and Polymeric Materials" in September 2016 in which he specialized in Polymeric Materials. He performed his master thesis in the Vienna University of Technology (TUWien) for 6 months.


In 2014 he made a research internship in the Polymerization Processes Group of POLYMAT taking part in the European "LIMPID" project under supervision of Dr. Audrey Bonnefond, during this research internship of two months he started taking experience in the area of ionic liquids, synthesizing Polymeric Ionic Liquids.

Then he made another research internship of 6 months in the Energy and Environment division of TECNALIA taking part in the European "CoLaBats" project under supervision of Dr. Amal Siriwardana, in which he synthesized and used Ionic Liquids for Extraction of Cobalt and Lanthanides from spent Ni-MH batteries.

During his master studies he received an Erasmus+ Master scholarship and performed his master thesis on Nanoparticles in Surface-Active Ionic Liquids under supervision of Prof. Katharina Schröder of Vienna University of Technology.

He is now working in NanoBioSeparations Group of POLYMAT under supervision of Prof. Thomas Schäfer, his research topic is on Functional Oligonucleotides in Ionic Liquids.

NanoBioSeparations Group