Senior Researchers

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

  Name Position Contact Research
Prof. José M. Asua Center Director +34 943 018181

Fundamental investigation of industrially important polymerization processes.

Prof. David Mecerreyes Vice Director +34 943 018018

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

Prof. Aurelio Mateo-Alonso Senior Researcher +34 943 506066

Molecular, low-dimensional and supramolecular materials based on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Prof. Thomas Schäfer Senior Researcher +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. Jose R. Leiza Senior Researcher +34 943 015329

His current research interest is focused on: waterborne polymer/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites, polymer reaction engineering aspects of polymerization in dispersed media (kinetics, modeling, high solids content formulations), molecularly imprinted polymer.

Prof. María Paulis Senior Researcher +34 943 018481

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

Prof. Jose-Ramon Sarasua Senior Researcher +34 946 014271

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

Prof. Radmila Tomovska Senior Researcher +34 943 018482


Dr. Ainhoa Lejardi Senior Researcher +34 946017371

Poly (vinyl alcohol), chitosan, graft copolymers, polymer miscibility, hydrogels.

Dr. Emiliano Meaurio Senior Researcher 946 014077

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

Dr. Ester Zuza Senior Researcher +34 946 013925

Biodegradable polyesters, polylactides, stereocomplexation, miscibility, specific interactions, crystallinity, molecular fragility, composites, radiopacity, polydopamine, mechanical properties, biodegradation, thermoplastic transformation procedures, high temperature thermoplastics (HTTP).

Dr. Jone Muñoz Senior Researcher +34 946014078

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

Prof. Juan Luis Delgado Senior Researcher +34 943 50 60 64

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

Prof. Alejandro J. Müller Senior Researcher +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. Ronen Zangi Senior Researcher +34 943 01 8112

Computational studies of chemical and biological systems in condensed phases, under confinements, and at interfaces. In addition, conformations and free energies of synthetic and biological macromolecules, such as DNA-protein recognition and ligand-receptor binding.

Prof. Agurtzane Mugica Assistant Professor +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)

Prof. Manoli Zubitur Associate Professor +34 943 017180

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

Prof. Amaia Butrón Senior Researcher +34 946 014994
Prof. Maria Forsyth Senior Research Professor +34 943 015303
Prof. Marcelo Calderón Senior Researcher +34 943 50 60 61
Prof. Maria J. Barandiaran Senior Researcher+34 943 015330

Polymer reaction engineering aspects of polymerization in dispersion media.