Research Staff

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

  Name Position Contact Research
Prof. José M. Asua Coordinator +34 943 018181
jm.asua@ehu.es

Fundamental investigation of industrially important polymerization processes.

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

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

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

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 Coordinator +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 Coordinator +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 Coordinator +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 Coordinator +34 943 01 8182
marcelo.calderon@polymat.eu
Prof. Jose-Ramon Sarasua Coordinator +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. Aitor Barquero Salaberria Research Staff +34 943 018476
aitor.barquero@ehu.eus

His research is focused on the study of the effect of operational variables on the emulsion copolymerization of vinyl acetate copolymers with reactive alkoxysilanes

Prof. Maria Forsyth Coordinator +34 943 015303
maria.forsyth@deakin.edu.au
Prof. María Paulis Coordinator +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 Coordinator +34 943 018482
radmila.tomovska@ehu.eus

Photopolymerization

Dr. Nerea Casado Coordinator +34 943 01 88 46
nerea.casado@ehu.eus

Her research is focused on Innovative Polymers for Energy Storage.

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

Sustainable polymerization, organocatalysis, polymers for nanomedicine

Prof. Timothy Edward Long Research Professor +1 480-965-9539
telong@asu.edu
Dr. 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)

Dr. Agustin Etxeberria Research Staff +34 943 015 349
agustin.etxeberria@ehu.es
Dr. Manoli Zubitur Research Staff +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

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

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 Coordinator +34 943 01 53 30
nicholas.ballard@polymat.eu

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

Dr. Aitor Larrañaga Coordinator +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

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

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. Fernando Ruipérez Coordinator +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 Coordinator +34 943018838
ana.beloquie@ehu.eus
Dr. Sandra Camarero Espinosa Coordinator +34 943 015086
sandra.camarero@polymat.eu
Dr. Robert Hernandez Aguirresarobe Coordinator 94301 5386.
roberto.hernandez@ehu.eus
Prof. Ainara Sangroniz Agudo Research Staff 943 01 88 46
ainara.sangroniz@ehu.eus
Dr. Irune Villaluenga Coordinator +34 943 01 87 30
irune.villaluenga@polymat.eu
Dr. Miryam Criado González Coordinator +34 943 01 88 46
miryam.criado@polymat.eu
Dr. Miren Aguirre Coordinator +34 943 01 52 82
miren.aguirre@ehu.es

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

Dr. Gonzalo Guerrica-echevarria Research Staff +34 943015443
gonzalo.gerrika@ehu.eus
Dr. Nora Aramburu Ocariz Research Staff +34 943 015447
nora.aramburu@ehu.eus
Dr Itxaso Calafel Martinez Research Staff +34 943015446 / +34 943018494
itxaso.calafel@ehu.eus
Dr. Edurne González Coordinator +34 943 01 53 31
edurne.gonzalezg@ehu.es

The fundamental investigation of waterborne polymers with special attention to the influence of functional polymeric emulsifiers on film formation and properties.

Dr. Daniele Mantione Coordinator +34 943 01 88 46
daniele.mantione@ehu.eus
Dr. Danila Merino Research Staff +34 943 015303
danila.merino@polymat.eu