Research Staff

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

  Izena Kargua Kontaktua Ikerketa
Prof. José M. Asua Coordinator +34 943 018181

Fundamental investigation of industrially important polymerization processes.

Prof. David Mecerreyes Coordinator +34 943 018018

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

Prof. Aurelio Mateo-Alonso Coordinator +34 943 506066
Prof. Jose R. Leiza Coordinator +34 943 015329

Polymer reaction engineering aspects of polymerization in dispersed media (e.g. kinetics, modeling, high solids content formulations), waterborne polymer/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites for anticorrosion coatings, polymerization of water soluble monomers as additives for concrete, renewable resource monomers and their application for the production of novel adhesives and coatings, and electrospinning of polymer latexes.

Prof. Juan Luis Delgado Coordinator +34 943 50 60 64

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

Prof. Thomas Schäfer Coordinator +34 943 018266

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

Prof. Alejandro J. Müller Coordinator +34 943018191

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. Marcelo Calderón Coordinator +34 943 01 8182
Prof. Jose-Ramon Sarasua Coordinator +34 946 014271

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

Dr. Aitor Barquero Salaberria Research Staff +34 943 018476

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. Maria Forsyth Coordinator +34 943 015303
Prof. María Paulis Coordinator +34 943 018481

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

Prof. Radmila Tomovska Coordinator +34 943 018482


Dr. Nerea Casado Coordinator +34 943 01 88 46

Her research is focused on Innovative Polymers for Energy Storage.

Prof. Haritz Sardon Coordinator +34 943 015303

Sustainable polymerization, organocatalysis, polymers for nanomedicine

Prof. Timothy Edward Long Research Professor +1 480-965-9539
Dr. Agurtzane Mugica Research Staff +34 943 015 469

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)

Dr. Agustin Etxeberria Research Staff +34 943 015 349
Dr. Manoli Zubitur Research Staff +34 943 017180

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

Dr. Ainhoa Lejardi Research Staff +34 946017371

Poliésteres biodegradables (PVA, PLA, PCL, PGA, PEO, PVPh), miscibilidad polímeros, recristalización de proteínas, interacciones específicas, síntesis, copolímeros de injerto.

Dr. Emiliano Meaurio Research Staff 946 014077

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

Dr. Nicholas Ballard Coordinator +34 943 01 53 30

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

Dr. Aitor Larrañaga Coordinator +34 946013935

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

Dr. Ester Zuza Research Staff +34 946 013925

Polymer blends, specific interactions, polymer composites, carbon nano-reinforcements, viscoelasticity, molecular fragility.

Dr. Fernando Ruipérez Coordinator +34 943 01 5985

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

Dr. Jone Muñoz Research Staff +34 946014078

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

Dr. Ana Beloqui Elizazu Coordinator +34 943018838
Dr. Sandra Camarero Espinosa Coordinator +34 943 015086
Dr. Robert Aguirresarobe Coordinator 94301 5386.
Dr. Ainara Sangroniz Agudo Research Staff 943 01 88 46
Dr. Irune Villaluenga Coordinator +34 943 01 87 30
Dr. Miryam Criado González Coordinator +34 943 01 88 46
Dr. Miren Aguirre Coordinator +34 943 01 52 82

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

Dr. Gonzalo Guerrica-echevarria Research Staff +34 943015443
Dr. Nora Aramburu Ocariz Research Staff +34 943 015447
Dr Itxaso Calafel Martinez Research Staff +34 943015446 / +34 943018494
Dr. Edurne González Coordinator +34 943 01 53 31
Dr. Daniele Mantione Coordinator +34 943 01 88 46
Dr. Danila Merino Research Staff +34 943 015309
Dr. Clara Garcia Astrain Research Staff 943018215