Dr. Alicia de San Luis


Dr. Alicia de San Luis

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

email: alicia.desanluis@ehu.eus
Tel:+34 943 018474


Alicia De San Luis González earned her BSc. Degree in Chemistry (2011) from the University of Valladolid (UVa) and the M. Sc in Biomedical research (2012) from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (CSIC/UVa). Further, she did a one year professional internship in the R&D department of Makroplas S.L.

In 2013 she started her PhD at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) under the supervision of Prof. Leiza and Prof. Paulis. The aim was the encapsulation and characterization of quantum dots into polymer particles via miniemulsion polymerization. During that period, she spent 3 months at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux (ICMCB) working in the synthesis of quantum dots using supercritical fluid technology.

In 2017 she started her first postdoc at the C2P2 laboratory participating in a project that involved several industrial partners as a part of the Lyon Polymer Science and Engineering consortium, focusing on the elimination of VOCs from different polymers.

In 2019 she moved to Jena (Germany) for her second postdoc, done in the Schubert group, working in the synthesis of nanoparticles via (mini)emulsion polymerization for their use in e.g. drug delivery, smart sensors, tracking…, as well as in the production of polymer nanoparticles using supercritical fluid technology.

In February 2021 she came back to POLYMAT to continue her research in the synthesis of polymer nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

Honors and awards

2019. Post-doctoral grant from the Basque Government (“Perfeccionamiento de Personal Investigador Doctor”).

2013. Formación de personal investigador (FPI-MICINN) fellowship.

2010. Erasmus scholarship at the University of Gent.


Alicia’s research interest is focused on the production of biodegradable and non-biodegradable nanoparticles for biomedical applications mainly by (mini)emulsion polymerization. Additionally, she is interested in the synthesis of new macromonomers for their use in free radical polymerization.

Grupo de Procesos de Polimerización

Grupo terapéutico de polímeros sensibles