Jessica Sabrina Desport


Jessica Sabrina Desport
PhD Student

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

Tel:+34 943 018474


Jessica obtained her Master Degree, specializing in Material Chemistry and Physical-chemistry, from the University of Pau (France) in September 2012. She subsequently integrated the Institute of Polymer Material (POLYMAT) to perform her ph D under the supervision of Prof. Maria J. BARANDIARAN.

Work experience

During her postgraduate studies, Jessica achieved several research projects as well as internships.

  • Within the Company ARKEMA(Research Group of Lacq in France, during 6 months) she actively worked on controlled radical polymerization in dispersed media, to further study amphiphilic copolymers self-assembly and relationships between morphologies and rheological final properties.
  • During 6 months, she has been part of the Applied and Green Photochemistry Group at James Cook University in Australia, where she studied environmentally friendly organic photochemical production of fine chemicals. Some additional tutoring work at university allowed her to develop teaching skills.
  • Within the Total Europe Company (in France, during 4 months), Jessica investigated the chemical treatment of aluminum pigments by silica encapsulation, undertaking the reaction process and evaluating the final coatings properties.
  • She also achieved several research projects and practical trainings within the Institute of Pluridisciplinary Researchinto the Environment and the Materials (in France) in parallel with the lectures given at university.


Jessica's phD project is part of the Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) on Polymerization in Dispersed Media. She is investigating Emulsion Polymerization using Sustainable Building Blocks, focusing her work on copolymerization strategies with acrylics and final applications, in particular coatings and adhesives.

Her previous experiences and current research framework greatly reflects her particular interest on providing in-depth research knowledge to chemical industries.

Polymerization Processes Group