Prof. Aurelio Mateo-Alonso


Prof. Aurelio Mateo-Alonso

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

Tel:+34 943 506066


BSc (1999) and MSc (2000) in Organic Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. 

PhD in Chemistry (2004), Queen Mary, University of London, UK. 

Postdoctoral Researcher (2004-2009), Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy.

Group Leader (2009-2012), Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.

Ikerbasque Research Professor and Leader of the Molecular and Supramolecular Materials Group at POLYMAT (since 2012).


Honors and awards

Young Investigator Prize of Università degli Studi di Trieste (Italy 2007).

Eugen-Graetz Prize of Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Germany 2009).

RSEQ-Sigma-Aldrich Young Investigator Prize of the Spanish Royal Chemical Society (Spain 2011).

Young Investigator Award of the Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures Division of the Electrochemical Society (USA 2012).

ERC Consolidator Grant (2016).

Research Excellence Award of the Spanish Royal Chemical Society (Spain 2021).



His research interest focuses on the synthesis of conjugated organic materials at the interface between molecules and polymers. We are interested in the synthesis of low-dimensional materials based on polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons and their self-assembly into hybrid nanostructures, the design and synthesis of electron deficient organic semiconductors and of NIR absorbing and emitting materials for electronic and energy applications. 

Molecular & Supramolecular Materials