Dr. Ilaria Abdel Aziz


Dr. Ilaria Abdel Aziz

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

email: ilaria.abdel@ehu.eus
Tel:+34 943 01 88 46


Ilaria earned her M.Sc. in 2017 in Engineering Physics – Nanophysics and Nanotechnologies from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). The experimental theses were carried out at the Italian Institute of Technology – Centre for Nanoscience and Technology (IIT-CNST) in Milano (Italy), where she was supervised by Dr. Maria Rosa Antognazza. Ilaria worked on characterizing light-sensitive semiconducting polythiophenes for biological applications. 

She obtained her Ph.D. in 2020 at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) supervised by Dr. Maria Rosa Antognazza. Her thesis was focused on developing interfaces based on polythiophene materials for light-controlled bioelectronics applications. During her Ph.D., she got the Graduate Student Award from the Materials Research Society, for showing a high level of excellence and distinction in academic achievements and materials research display.

During her Ph.D. she spent 8 months at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) through a Progetto Rocca Fellowship, supervised by Prof. Peter So, where she worked on developing label-free techniques for bioelectronics applications. 


After her PhD, Ilaria started a postdoctoral position at Linköping University (Sweden) supervised by Assoc. Prof. Eleni Stavrinidou., where combined her passion for bioelectronics to plant applications, focusing her research on polythiophene conductors for drug delivery and actuation.

Since March 2023, Ilaria started a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the POLYMAT with the innovative polymers group, to develop new conducting polymers for bioelectronics and energy applications. 

Hydrogen Fuel cells and electrolysers

Polymers for Bioelectronics