Sara Rubio Murillo


Sara Rubio Murillo
PhD Student

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

Tel:+34 943 018474


Sara Rubio Murillo earned her B.Sc in Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country in September 2021. During her bachelor, she spent one year (2019-2020) as an Erasmus student at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK), and in the summer of 2019 and 2020, she carried out internship in the Polymerization Process Group (Polymat). As her bachelor’s final project, she continued in the group of Polymerization Process under the supervision of Dr. M. Aguirre and Prof. JR. Leiza, where she worked on degradable nanoparticles by emulsion polymerization. 

In 2022 she got the Double Master's in Polymer Science (DMIPS) from the University of the Basque Country and the University of Bordeaux. In her master’s final project, she worked in the Paul Pascal Research Centre (CRPP), Bordeaux (France), under the supervision of Dr. W. Kaade and Prof. V. Schmitt, in a project founded by ADEME (Agence de l'environnement et de la maîtrise de l'énergie), where she studied the encapsulation of active molecules by emulsification to be used as bio-pesticides. 


Since October 2022, she is doing her PhD in Polymat under the supervision of Dr. Edurne Gonzalez and Dr. Aitor Barquero. Her research project is part of the Natursea-PV European project and is focused on developing bio-based latexes for waterborne antifouling coatings. 

Biobased and Degradable Polymer Dispersions