Prof. Alejandro J. Müller


Prof. Alejandro J. Müller

Faculty of Chemistry,
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU,
Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 3, 20018.
Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

Tel:+34 943018191


Prof. A.J. Müller is a Materials Engineer (Simón Bolívar University, Caracas, Venezuela) specializing in Polymer Science. He holds a Masters degree in Chemistry (IVIC, Caracas, Venezuela) and a Ph.D. in Physics (from Bristol University, U.K.). At Bristol, he studied polymer physics under the joint supervision of Jeff Odell and Andrew Keller.

Honors and awards

2023: Winner of the “Zhongguancun Award for International Cooperation 2022”, awarded in July 2023. Set up in 2019, this award is one of the Beijing Science and Technology Awards to encourage foreigners to conduct international scientific and technological exchanges, cooperate with national organizations, and elevate Beijing's international scientific innovation. Nomination made by Prof. Guoming Liu from ICCAS (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing). Since 2013, Prof. A.J. Müller has been collaborating in the field of Polymer Physics with the following Professors from ICCAS: Dujin Wang, Guoming Liu, Xia Dong and Yunlan Su.

2022: Named “enbaxadore” (Ambassador) of Donostia-San Sebastián by San Sebastián Turismo y el Kursaal for the role of Chairman of the International Congress GEP-SLAP2022 (Donostia-San Sebastián, May 8-12, 2022). Diploma delivered on November 18, 2021.

Stanford University Ranking: listed within the world´s top 2% most influential scientists (November 2022):

2021: Elected Corresponding Member of The American Academy of Sciences (Academia de Ciencias de América Latina) (Junio 2021): 

2018: Since January 2018 he has been an editor of the Q1 journal POLYMER (Elsevier) in the areas of Polymer Physics and Physical Chemistry.

2011: He was awarded the International "Paul J. Flory" prize by the Polychar International Organization in recognition of his scientific achievements.

2009: Corresponding Member of the Venezuelan National Academy of Engineering and Habitat.

1995: "Lorenzo Mendoza Fleury" Prize, Polar Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela, in recognition of his excellence in research.





His fields of interests include structure-property relationships, morphology, nucleation, thermal transitions, crystallization and crystallization kinetics of semi-crystalline materials and of multiphasic polymeric materials, such as polymer blends, block copolymers, random copolymers, biopolymers, biobased polymers, biodegradable polymers, nano-composites, and hybrid materials. He is an internationally recognized expert in thermal analysis and has developed advanced calorimetric protocols to study thermal fractionation and thermal transitions in polymers. 

More information can be found in:

Polymer Physics of Advanced Multiphasic Polymers