Research Staff

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

  Izena Kargua Kontaktua Ikerketa
Prof. José M. Asua Center Director +34 943 018181
jm.asua@ehu.es

Fundamental investigation of industrially important polymerization processes.

Prof. David Mecerreyes Vice Director +34 943 018018
david.mecerreyes@ehu.es

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

Prof. Aurelio Mateo-Alonso Research Staff +34 943 506066
amateo@polymat.eu
Prof. Jose R. Leiza Group Leader +34 943 015329
jrleiza@ehu.es

His current research interests are focused on the following topics: 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 Group Leader +34 943 50 60 64
juanluis.delgado@polymat.eu

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

Prof. Thomas Schäfer Group Leader +34 943 018266
thomas.schafer@ehu.es

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 Research Staff +34 943018191
alejandrojesus.muller@ehu.es

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 Group Leader +34 943 01 8182
marcelo.calderon@polymat.eu
Prof. Jose-Ramon Sarasua Group Leader +34 946 014271
jr.sarasua@ehu.es

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

Prof. Ronen Zangi Group Leader +34 943 01 8112
r.zangi@ikerbasque.org

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. Maria Forsyth Senior Research Professor +34 943 015303
maria.forsyth@deakin.edu.au
Prof. María Paulis Research Staff +34 943 018481
maria.paulis@ehu.es

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

Prof. Radmila Tomovska Research Staff +34 943 018482
radmila_tomovska@ehu.es

Photopolymerization

Dr. Haritz Sardon Research Staff +34 943 015303
haritz.sardon@ehu.es

Sustainable polymerization, organocatalysis, polymers for nanomedicine

Prof. Agurtzane Mugica Research Staff +34 943 015 469
agurtzane.mugica@ehu.es

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. Amaia Butrón Research Staff +34 946 014994
amaia.butron@ehu.eus
Prof. Agustin Etxeberria Research Staff
agustin.etxeberria@ehu.es
Prof. Manoli Zubitur Associate Professor +34 943 017180
manuela.zubitur@ehu.eus

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
ainhoa.lejardi@ehu.es

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
emiliano.meaurio@ehu.es

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

Dr. Nicholas Ballard Research Staff +34 943 018475
nicholas.ballard@polymat.eu

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

Dr. Aitor Larrañaga Research Staff +34 946013935
aitor.larranagae@ehu.eus

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

Dr. Ester Zuza Research Staff +34 946 013925
ester.zuza@ehu.es

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

Dr. Jaime Martín Research Staff +34 943015338
jaime.martin@polymat.eu

Fundamental aspects of functional polymers: structural and phase behavior of organic semiconductors, crystallization, liquid crystals, soft-photonics, low dimensionality (confinement) effects on polymer materials.

Dr. Miren Aguirre Research Staff +34 943 018476
miren.aguirre@ehu.es

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

Dr. Fernando Ruipérez Research Staff +34 943 01 5985
fernando.ruiperez@polymat.eu

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

Dr. Jone Muñoz Research Staff +34 946014078
jone.munoz@ehu.es

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

Dr. Ana Beloqui Elizazu Research Staff +34 943018838
ana.beloquie@ehu.eus
Dr. Sandra Camarero Espinosa Research Staff +34 943 015086
sandra.camarero@polymat.eu
Dr. Robert Hernández Research Staff 94301 5386.
roberto.hernandez@ehu.eus
Dr. Irune Villaluenga Research Staff +34 943 01 87 30
irune.villaluenga@polymat.eu