Alexander Yuen


Alexander Yuen
PhD Student

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

Tel:+34 943 01 57 22


Alexander Yuen is currently studying as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Haritz Sardon and Dr. David Mecerreyes at the Universidad del Pais Vasco. He is a recipient of the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher fellowship, and is collaborating with the OrgBIO community to develop organic devices for future biomedical applications.


Alexander Yuen earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Merced in 2011, and later earned his M.S. in Materials Engineering from San Jose State University in 2013. His thesis work for his master's degree was carried out at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. Upon completing his thesis work, he continued his collaborative research work at IBM under the supervision of Dr. James Hedrick, Dr. Jeannette Garcia, and Dr. Rudy Wojtecki.



His primary research topic is focused on making ZnO nanostructures and later depositing conductive polymers (Ex: PEDOT) over them. This work would later serve as the foundation for creating biomedical devices, outlined by OrgBIO’s mission statement. In addition, he is also looking into synthesizing conjugated polymers with the use of organic catalysts. Furthermore, he is also investigating into the synthesis of polyurethanes from di-carbonate starting materials. Lastly, he is also exploring the synthesis and polymerization of cyclic ionic carbonates.



Innovative Polymers Group