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University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Innovative Polymers group is integrated into BERC POLYMAT Basque Centre for Macromolecular Design and Engineering a the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). POLYMAT is devoted to use-inspired fundamental research on synthesis, assembly and processing of polymers that in concert with theory and simulation enable addressing to the 21st century challenges such as energy, health care and sustainability.

UHV/EHU Partecipants

Prof. David Mecerreye

Prof. David Mecerreye, Ikerbasque Research Professor and main responsible for the Innovative Polymers Group at POLYMAT. The group is currently formed by 17 PhD students and 9 post-doctoral researchers. In 2012 he was awarded with an ERC Consolidator grant “iPES-Innovative Polymers for Energy Storage” and in participated in ITNs OLIMPIA and OrgBio related to the development of polymers for bioelectronics. He has supervised so far 14 PhD students and more than 10 postdoctoral researchers as well as more than 15 master students. He has published more over 270 scientific papers which have received over 11000 citations, he is co-author of several patents and has given over 30 invited and keynote lectures in international conferences.


Dr. Nerea Casado

Dr. Nerea Casado succesfully finished her PhD thesis in 2017 at the University of the Basque Country including secondments at Energy Centers such as Deakin UniversityAustralia and CIC Energigune-Spain. She is (co)author of 15 scientific peer-reviewed publications and got 2 prizes for best poster presentation in international congresses. Her expertise is in the design and characterization of redox polymers for energy and bioelectronics.


Dr. Jaime Martín

Dr. Jaime Martín, is a Ramon y Cajal Fellow and an Ikerbasque Research Fellow at the University of the Basque Country and POLYMAT, conducting research in the broad field of organic functional materials. He previously held a Fellow Gipuzkoa position at POLYMAT and a Marie Curie Fellowship at Imperial College London (UK). His current research encompasses materials science aspects of organic semiconductors, confinement effects on the properties of polymers, and general polymer physics. His scientific results have resulted so far in 42 scientific papers (h-index: 18). At the moment, he has two ongoing PhD project and one post-doctoral researcher working with him.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 FETOPEN 2018-2020 programme under grant agreement No 828984.
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