Prof. David Mecerreyes


Prof. David Mecerreyes

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

Tel:+34 943 018018


Graduated from the University of the Basque Country in 1994. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry under de supervision of Dr. Robert Jèrôme in 1998 from University of Liege (Belgium). He carried out a post-doctoral at IBM Almaden Research Center and Stanford University (USA) working in the team of Dr. James L. Hedrick and Prof. Craig Hawker. In 2001 he joined CIDETEC where he was in charge of the Nanomaterials Unit. In January 2011, he got an Ikerbasque Research Professorship at POLYMAT/University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Honors and awards

o    2001 he was awarded with a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship
o 2011 he obtained an ERC consolidator grant for the development of polymers for batteries.
o  2016 Visiting Professor (3 months) at Deakin University (Australia) and 2019 Beijing Institute of Technology (China).
o  Since 2017 he is collaborator of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI).
o  In 2020, he got a research excellency award by the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ).
o  He is one of the funders of POLYKEY start-up company (
o  Member of supervisory board of journals ACS Macro Letters, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, Polymers and Materials Horizons.
o Vice-president de la Junta directiva of the "Grupo Especializado de Polímeros" GEP of the RSEQ


Prof. David Mecerreyes is a creative polymer chemist and has pioneered important topics in polymer and materials science such as ring-opening polymerization (PhD times), polymer brushes and single-chain nanoparticles (post-doc times), porous PBI proton conducting membranes, poly(ionic liquid)s and polymer electrolytes for batteries (last years). He has published more than 300 scientific articles in polymer, chemistry and materials journals and delivered more than 70 invited lectures around the world.
His actual interests include the synthesis and characterization of functional polymers including poly(ionic liquid)s, conducting polymers and redox polymers for energy and bioelectronics. Since 2004, this group has been one of the pioneers in the development of new poly(ionic liquid)s bringing to the polymer chemistry toolbox new cations and anions, macromolecular engineering concepts and new developments from the ionic liquid community such as protic ionic liquids or deep eutectic solvents. In the last years the group has been working in the development of new types of PEDOT conducting polymers for bioelectronics and redox polymers and polymer electrolytes for batteries.