Dr. Andere Basterretxea


Dr. Andere Basterretxea
Post Doc

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

email: andere.basterrechea@ehu.eus
Tel:34 943 01 88 46


Andere Basterretxea Gorostiza earned her BS in Biology from University of the Basque Country, Spain, and her Erasmus Mundus MSc in the University of Bordeaux (France) and the University of Liège (Belgium). During that period, she obtained a Mediterranean Office for Youth scholarship that recognizes academic excellence.

In 2014 she spent one year in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering of Yamagata University (Japan), where she worked in the synthesis of polymers and in the study of antimicrobial activity and biocompatibility of polymers.

She joined POLYMAT in September 2015 as part of the European project SUSPOL being recipient of the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher fellowship.  In September 2019 she obtained the PhD from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Mons (Belgium), having made also an internship at Virginia Tech (USA) as part of The Long Research Group.

During her thesis, she worked on the development of Non-Eutectic Mixture Organocatalysts (NEMOs) as efficient and thermally stable catalysts in industrially relevant high temperature polymerizations resulting in the registration of two national patents.


Since October 2019, she works as post-doctoral researcher in the Innovative Polymers Group headed by Prof. David Mecerreyes and Dr. Haritz Sardon studying the use of less hazardous organocatalysts and bio-based monomers to prepare high added value polymers.

Catalysis and Sustainable Polymers