PhD
9
PhD thesis defended

During the year 2021.

Master
18
Master thesis defended

During the year 2021.

Undergraduate
21
Undergraduate projects

During the year 2021.

Students
52
University students

Spent an internship term with us in 2021.

Job opportunities for students

We generate knowledge in new intelligent, active and multifunctional materials, and apply it to address the most relevant challenges for society: prevention, monitoring and environmental remediation, energy generation and storage, biomedicine and biotechnology, and the development of advanced materials required by digitization strategies.

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Biomedicine
  • Additive manufacturing

BCMaterials, the Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures located in Leioa (Bizkaia, Spain), provides different training opportunities for PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE students, with the opportunity to develop their studies in the areas of advanced multifunctional materials, from their first experiences in labor practices and final thesis, up to the final Master's Thesis and Doctoral Program.

BCMaterials offers research training of excellence, periodic scientific seminars and colloquia, as well as access to high-level laboratory facilities.

We are looking for highly motivated students who want to advance on their studies, consider completing them with a Master's degree, and are interested in pursuing a PhD with us.

Our employability rate is very high. THIS YEAR WE HAVE A FORECAST OF HIRING 10 PREDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS.

 

BCMaterials, the Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures located in Leioa (Bizkaia, Spain), provides different training opportunities for physics, chemistry, biology and materials science students.

Internships

Internships

The undergraduate internship program offers Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Energy, Biology or Environmental Sciences students the opportunity to have a first research experience in an advanced multifunctional materials laboratory.
BCMaterials offers top-notch scientific training, dedicated supervision, regular scientific seminars and colloquia, as well as access to high-level laboratory facilities.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Eligible candidates must be undergraduate students enrolled at the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU).
  • A collaboration agreement must be signed between the student’s university and BCMaterials, and a minimum amount of credits will be required to enroll.
  • Students must be prepared to have a minimum dedication of 3 consecutive months, during the morning or afternoon, covering a minimum of 150 hours in total.

Application and selection process:

  • Applicants must complete the form available at the bottom of this page and must include their CV, academic transcripts and letters of motivation and reference.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year, having to specify a preferred date to start them, but the final start is subject to availability.
  • The student’s academic record will influence the selection process, as well as the rest of the information provided.
  • Within 2 weeks of receipt, BCMaterials will contact the student by the means informed in the application, to determine the feasibility of the practices and carry out the appropriate administrative procedures.

Recent internships:

  • Rubén Conde

    Conductive and Magnetic Polymer-based Nanocomposites.

  • Jimena Eraso

    Analyserai des biomatériaux et des nano structures du domaine biomédical.

  • Hassene Dhifaoui

    Elaboration and characterization of thin layers based on an organic matrix composite: Application for organic electronics and molecular photovoltaics.

  • Gaizka Ventosa

    Desarrollo de una nueva resina curable con UV.

  • Eya Rezgui

    Synthesis, crystallographic studies, physicochemical characterizations and improvement of the electrical properties of arsenates and iron phosphates.

  • Elena Prieto

    Hydroprinting.

  • Ainhoa Andrés

    Desarrollo de prototipos por impresión 3D para aplicaciones catalíticas.

  • Adrián Carrasco

    Development of hybrid hydrogels for tissue engineerings

  • Patricia Fernández

    Microgels biomimétiques pour recréer l'interaction entre les cellules tumorales et leur microenvironnement

  • Iker Goyenechea

    Crecimiento de monocristales de ortoferrita dopada por métodos de zona flotante y de flujo.

  • Mikel Gómez

    Experimental setup for all optical switching.

  • Unai Markina

    Desarrollo de nuevos productos basados en polímeros derivados del petróleo más sostenibles

  • Mireia Tena

    Advanced Manufacturing of Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys for Green Refrigeration

  • María Angulo

    Preparación y caracterización de monolitos para proceso de deshidrogenación de propano mediante precursores innovadores desarrollados en BCMaterials.

  • Laura Garea

    Desarrollo de superficies multifuncionales basadas en materiales fotoactivos

  • Aritz Álvarez

    Diseño, fabricación y optimización de antenas para sistemas de carga inalámbricos.

  • Andrés García

    Fabrication and characterization of hard Magnetic alloys.

End-of-degree Project

Degree Final Project (DFP)

BCMaterials, the Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures located in Leioa (Bizkaia, Spain), provides for PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE students, the opportunity to develop their Degree Final Project (DFP) in the areas of advanced multifunctional materials.

BCMaterials offers research training of excellence, periodic scientific seminars and colloquia, as well as access to high-level laboratory facilities.

We are looking for highly motivated students who want to advance on their studies, consider completing them with a Master’s degree, and are interested in pursuing a PhD with us.

 

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Eligible candidates must be undergraduate students enrolled at the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU).
    • A collaboration agreement must be signed between the student’s university and BCMaterials, and a minimum amount of credits will be required to enroll.
    • Students must be prepared to have a minimum dedication of 3 consecutive months, during the morning or afternoon, covering a minimum of 150 hours in total.

     

      Application And Selection Process:

      • Applicants must complete the form available at the bottom of this page and must include their CV, academic transcripts and letters of motivation and reference.
      • Applications are accepted throughout the year, having to specify a preferred date to start them, but the final start is subject to availability.
      • The student’s academic record will influence the selection process, as well as the rest of the information provided.
      • Within 2 weeks of receipt, BCMaterials will contact the student by the means informed in the application, to determine the feasibility of the practices and carry out the appropriate administrative procedures, and consider the DFP viability.

      Recent DFPs:

      • Melanie Taguado

        "Síntesis y caracterización de poliuretanos biocompatibles con memoria de forma".

      • Izaro Rodríguez Renovales

        "Sistemas Cu-PDC como precursores de bio-MOFs: síntesis, caracterización y estudio bibliográfico".

      • Sara Muñana

        "3D bioprinting of sodium alginate hydrogels with TiO2 nanoparticles for organic dye capture".

      Trabajo Fin de Máster (TFM)

      Master Thesis Final Project (MTFP)

      BCMaterials, the Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures located in Leioa (Bizkaia, Spain), provides for PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE students, the opportunity to develop their Master Thesis Final Project (MTFP) in the areas of advanced multifunctional materials.

      BCMaterials offers research training of excellence, periodic scientific seminars and colloquia, as well as access to high-level laboratory facilities.

      We are looking for highly motivated students who want to advance on their studies and are interested in pursuing a PhD with us.

      Eligibility Criteria:

      • Eligible candidates must be master students enrolled at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
      • A collaboration agreement must be signed between the student’s university and BCMaterials.
      • Students must be prepared to have a minimum dedication of 3 consecutive months, during the morning or afternoon, covering a minimum of 150 hours in total.

      Application And Selection Process:

      • Applicants must complete the form available at the bottom of this page and must include their CV, academic transcripts and letters of motivation and reference.
      • Applications will be accepted before enrolment in the master, being the most recommended option, designing the TFM in common agreement with the student and one of the teachers of the Master.
      • Applications will also be accepted once the Master’s degree has started, when the offer of master’s projects has already been made.
      • The student’s academic record will influence the selection process, as well as the rest of the information provided.
      • Within 2 weeks of receipt, BCMaterials will contact the student by the means informed in the application, to determine the feasibility of the MTFP and carry out the appropriate administrative procedures.

      Recently finished MTFPs:

      • Aritz Villar

        Pulsos ultra-cortos, aplicación al magnetismo

      • Joseba Totoricaguena Gorriño

        Nanostructured thin film-based elements: focus on high frequency applications

      • Ruben Teijido Fernandez

        Estudio de interacciones polioxometalato-polímero en materiales híbridos

      • Esraa Samy Abu Serea Sewlam

        Nanocompuestos multirresistentes con propiedades fototérmicas como tejidos bioimitadores

      • Asma Mooti

        Desarrollo de nanocomposites multiferroicos tricomponente

      • Irene Aizpitarte

        Fabricación y caracterización de nanoestructuras para aplicación biomédica

      • Aitor Delgado

        Diseño y fabricación de sensores magnéticos por técnicas de impresión

      • Bosco Rodríguez

        Fabricación y procesamiento de aleaciones metamagnéticas con efecto magnetocalórico para tintas de screen-printing

      • Juan Jose Gutierrez

        Degradación térmica de materiales. Caracterización de residuos

      • Andrade del Olmo

        Multilayer of chitosan and anionic b-cyclodextrin onto polylactic acid (PLLA) for food packaging

      • Sheila Maiz

        Hidrogeles inyectables basados en quitosano

      • Marc Avila

        Assessment of thin-film magnetic sensors for the detection of magnetotactic bacteria.

      • Leixuri Baños

        Polimorfismo en fármacos de consumo habitual: ¿sabemos lo que tomamos?

      • David Gandia

        "Self-Assembly and magnetic response of aligned magnetotactic bacteria".

      • Laura Gracia Marcén

        "Preparation of Au/TiO2nanostructures for incorporation in photoanodes ofhigh efficiency solar cells".

      • Claudia Ezquerro

        "Nanodiscs by colloidal lithography for biomedical applications".

      • Ana María Schönhöbel Sánchez

        "Magnetic characterization of CexSm1-xFe9Co2Ti alloys for permanent magnets".

      • Paula González

        "Desarrollo de membranas de intercambio protónico basadas en composites polímero@líquido íonico".

      • Maria Paz Crespo

        "Applications of Shape Memory polymers to self-healing surfaces".

      • Mikel Mugica

        "Analysis of the Fatigue Cycling on Elastomeric Polymer with Ferromagnetic Particles Composites for Damping Applications".

      • Sara del Hoyo

        "Preparation of polymer multilayer systems to optimize medical devices".

      • Iker Lamas

        "Preparation and characterization of nanostructured materials for solar cells".

      • Omar Ruiz Ortega

        "Ferritas con Mn y Zn: Síntesis, Caracterización y Propiedades Magnéticas".

      • Ander García Díez

        "Biomedical application of magnetic nanoparticles synthesised by bacteria".

      • Javier López García

        "Martensitic transformation behavior under magnetic field and magnetocaloric effect in metamagnetic shape Memory alloys".

      • Natalia Ahiova Rio Lopez

        "Diseño de superficie en aleaciones con memoria de forma magnética".

      • Leire Celaya Azcoaga

        "MOF@Polímero para aplicaciones biomédicas".

      • Xenia Armengol Garin

        "Impresión de dispositivos electrónicos a escala micro- y nanométrica".

      • Paula Rodríguez

        Metal-Organic Framework gels based electrochemical sensors: towards the development of a versatile platform for detection of biologically relevant molecules and water pollutants.

      • Aroa Marcos

        Síntesis de complejos luminiscentes de Iridio (III) para aplicaciones de diagnóstico clínico.

      • Jon Canosa

        Influencia de la morfología en las propiedades de nuevos materiales híbridos magnetoactivos del tipo: matriz polimérica / inclusión magnética

      • Edgar fuentes

        Development of biodegradable hydrogels for tissue engineering applications

      Master thesis project

      Doctoral program

      As an Excellence Research Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, BCMaterials works in the forefront of the main scientific and technological challenges of current society. We work on the new generation of materials and apply them into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.

      Further, our commitment with society also focus on the formation of the new generation of great scientists, together with our colleagues and partners from the UPV/EHU.

      In this scope, BCMaterials offers PhD Fellowships to perform research in areas as diverse and challenging as materials for sensors and actuators, which are critical for the internet of Things and Industry 4.0; materials for advanced biological and biomedical applications; materials for energy (both generation and storage) or materials for environmental monitoring and remediation.

      Thus, PhD Fellows will integrate highly multidisciplinary Research Areas, led by highly qualified scientist, to develop:

      • Materials for Digitalization and Emerging Technologies in which BCMaterials works on the development of smart and multifunctional materials with improved integration through advanced manufacturing processes, such as printing technologies. Self-sensing, self- cleaning and self-repairing materials are being developed and integrated into functional prototypes, among others.
      • Materials for Biomedicine and Biotechnology, related to nanoparticle based biomedicine, from hyperthermia to point of care microdevices, as well as on the incorporation of active scaffolds and microenvironments for tissue regeneration.
      • Materials for Energy Generation and Storage, focussing on the conversion between solar energy and chemical energy in applications such as perovskite based solar cells; on the development of energy harvesting systems for self-power and wearable sensors, and in materials for Li and Na- batteries, as well as for printable batteries.
      • Materials for Environmental Prevention, Remediation and Monitoring focussing on materials for the three main issues that must be solved in the near future: environmental friendlier materials technologies (circular economy), sensors for environmental monitoring and remediation of contaminated scenarios.

      Training in advanced materials is a requisite for the advance of industries with a large technological basis. In this context, the BCMaterials also offers important collaborations with local and International Industries and Technology Centers in Materials.

      2022 Call for PhD Fellowships

      • Opening: 16 May 2022
      • Deadline: 30 June 2022
      • Resolution: 31 July 2022

      The 2022 PhD Fellowships Call has now been launched to provide predoctoral students in PhysicsChemistryMaterials Science, Engineering, Energy, Biology, Biotechnology or Environmental Science the opportunity to develop their PhD thesis in the areas of advanced multifunctional materials.

      We offer up to 8 contracts to predoctoral students for the PhD thesis to be done at BCMaterials.

      To guarantee the development of the research project in the best conditions, BCMaterials will offer excellent scientific training, a dedicated supervision, regular scientific seminars and colloquia, as well as access to high-level laboratory facilities.

      We are looking for highly motivated predoctoral researchers who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree at our institution. BCMaterials presently has 40 Ph.D. students, who conduct their research in our international environment.

      Eligibility Criteria:

      • Master’s degree or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Energy, Biology or Environmental Science.
      • Candidates should have a good verbal and written communication skills in English.
      • Capacity for teamwork in an interdisciplinary and international environment.
      • Self-motivation and willingness to perform independent research.
      • Creativity in problem solving.
      • Presentation skills and able to meet the deadline are also required.

      Application And Selection Process:

      • Applicants have to fill the application form at the end of this page and must include their CV, academic records and motivation and reference letters. On motivation letter, it must be referred the principal Research Area on which applicant is interested.
      • Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2022.
      • The selection process will start right after this deadline and the positions will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration the student’s academic record as well as the rest of the information provided.
      • The resolution will be communicated to the selected candidates by 31 July 2022.

      Recently finished PhDs

      • Bruno Hermenegildo

        “Electro and magnetically active polymer-based hybrid microenvironments for muscle tissue engineering"

      • Iñigo Fernández

        "Síntesis y caracterización de nuevos copolímeros amino-sintético".

      • Eduardo Fernández

        "Thin film magnetoimpedance microstuctures for sensing applications".

      • Nagore Pérez

        "Nanopartículas metálicas biocompatibilizadas con surfactantes poliméricos".

      • Amaia Iturrospe

        "Síntesis, caracterización química y estudio estructural de sistemas basados en heteropolianiones de wolframio y silicio o germanio y complejos de cobre con ligandos N4 tetradentados".

      • Idoia Castellanos

        "Preparación y caracterización de nanopartículas de Pd, PdFe y Fe3O4; potenciales agentes inductores de hipertermia magnética".

      • Paula Serras

        “High voltage cathodes for Na-ION batteries: Na3V2O2x(PO4)2F3-2X system”

      • Aroa Pache

        “Hybrid compounds based on the interaction between heteropolyoxotungstates and copper(II) complexes of N,O-chelating ligands”

      • Beñat Artetxe

        “Systematic studies on 3d- and 4f-metal containing polyoxometalates suitable for organic derivatization”

      • Ivan Rodriguez-Aseguinolaza

        “Thin Films of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys”

      • Arkaitz Fidalgo

        “MOFs basados en metaloporfirinas: diseño estructural orientado a la biomimetización de sus propiedades naturales”

      • Oihane Kistiñe Arriortua

        “Nanopartículas de PD, PDfe y fe3o4 ; Agentes Inductores de Hipertermia Magnética”

      • Eneko Axpe

         “Uncovering the role of free volume in biomaterials and biological matter”

      • Aroa Morán

        “Development of contact coatings for SOFC”

      • Eneko Garaio

        ”Development of experimental techniques for magnetic hyperthermia therapy”

      • Estíbaliz Aranzabe Basterrechea

        “Desarrollo de Pigmentos Cerámicos Multifuncionales Orientados a la Mejora de la Eficiencia Energética en Edificación”

      • Alberto Maceiras

         “Polyimides for piezoelectric materials, magnetoelectric nanocomposites and battery separators”

      • Cristina Cerrillo Redondo

        “Towards the standardization of nanoecotoxicity testing: Selection of environmentally relevant methods”

      • Virginia Sáenz de Viteri Gimeno

        “Development of protective coatings to improve the Ti6Al4V alloy behavior in orthopedic applications”

      • Francisco Llano Tomé

        “Host-guest chemistry of solid coordination frameworks (SCFs) based on Cu(II)-pyridine ligands"

      • Mariana Marques

        “Development of multifunctional coatings deposited on polymers based sensors for biomedical applications”

      • Daniela Correia

        “Three dimensional scaffolds based on electroactive polymers for tissue engineering applications”

      • Mª Blanca Valle

        "Magnetic Scaffolds for biomedical applications"

      • Christian Omar Aguilar

        “Propiedades mecánicas y calóricas de cintas elaboradas por solidificación rápida de aleaciones ferromagnéticas con memoria de forma base Niquel”

      • Maite Goiriena

        "Magnetic vortex nanodiscs for cancer cell destruction"

      • Jagoba Martín

        "Hybrid polyoxometalates: synthesis, crystal structures, thermostructural behavior and anchoring to tailored polymeric surfaces"

      • Xabier Lasheras

        "Developing ferrite based nanocompounds for biomedical applications"

      • Nuria García

        "Development and Applications of Semicrystalline Polymers: From Shape Memory to Self-Healing Materials"

      • Pedro Martins

        “New generation of photocatalytic nanocomposites: production, characterization and environmental application”.

      • ARIANE SAGASTI SEDANO

        "Functionalized magnetoelastic resonant platforms for chemical and biological detection purposes".

      • BEATRIZ MORA CUADRADO

        "Patterned magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications".

      • IÑAKI BRAVO IMAZ

        "Acquisition and processing of new data sources for improved condition monitoring of mechanical systems".

      • ANDRES MARTIN CID

        "Development of new high anisotropy phases for permanent magnet applications".

      • LAURA BRAVO GARCIA

        "Nuevas arquitecturas de MOSFs y supraMOFs, basadas en la interacción de complejos de cobre con ligandos carboxilato o polioxoaniones".

      • Ana María Schonhobel Sánchez

        "The Sm-Fe- V based 1:12 permanent magnets".

      • Anabel Pérez Checa

        "Development of new Ni-Mn-Ga based high temperature shape memory alloys".

      • Abbas AL-Rjoub

        “Design, fabrication, characterization and aging studies of solar selective absorber surfaces”.

      • Juliana Oliveira

        "Radiation detectors based on printing technologies".

      • Aritza Wain Martin

        “Design and development of solid oxide fuel cells”.

      • Laura Bravo García

        “Nuevas arquitecturas de MOFs y supraMOFs, basadas en la interaccion de complejos de cobre con ligandos carboxilato o polioxoaniones”

      • IRATI RODRIGO

        "High field, high frequency and temperature adjustable AC magnetometer for magnetic hyperthermia characterization"

      • PATRICK HIRSCHLE

        "Controlling Functionalization and Morphology of MOF Particles – employing Novel Characterization Techniques".

      • YASSINE RAOUI

        "Computational Design of Organic-Inorganic perovskite solar cells through drift-diffusion simulation and processes fabrication".

      • AIZETI BURGOA BEITIA

        "Design and development of high-performance thermoplastic vulcanizates with vibration damping properties"

      • URIBARRI GOIKURIA

        "Jatorri naturaleko polimeroetan oinarritutako nanokonpositeen garapena / Natural origin polymer-based nanocomposite development"

      • PAULA GONZÁLEZ SAIZ

        "Environmental sensors based on geometrically modified magnetoelastic resonators functionalized with MOFs".

      • SYLVIE RIBEIRO

        "Tailoring electroactive polymer nanocomposites for novel muscle tissue engineering applications"

      • JIVAGO SERRADO GOMES AGUIAR NUNES

        "Polymer based sensors fabricated by printing technologies".

      • ANDER REIZABAL LOPEZ-PARA

        "Tailoring Bombyx mori Silk as Multifunctional Material for Advanced Applications".

      • NÉLSON JOSÉ FERNANDES CASTRO

        "Design, Construction and Validation of a New Generations of Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering Applications"

      • CRISTIAN MENDES FELIPE

        "Multifunctional Photocurable Advanced Materials for Electronics and Sensing Applications"

      • AJITH KULARATHNA ALULHARE GEDARA

        "Validation of innovative binder solution for wooden circular designed products".

      • BRUNA F. GONÇALVES

        "Novel printable photovoltaic systems based on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 chalcopyrite".

      • JOSE RAMON DIOS

        "Composites poliméricos conductores y piezorresistivos integrados mediante procesos de fabricación avanzada".

      • AITOR SAN FRANCISCO LASA

        "Marco para el LCA en productos remanufacturados y estudio comparativo de impacto ambiental entre servomotores de nueva fabricación y servomotores remanufacturados".

      • VAHID NASIRIMAREKANI

        “Open surface active and pasive magnetic digital microfluidics”.

      • MAITE GARCÍA

        "Materials science and microfabrication: key tools to develop microsystems for chemical and cellular monitoring".

      • SHEILA MAÍZ FERNÁNDEZ

        "Injectable 4d hydrogels for application in regenerative medicine".

      • ENRIQUE AZUAJE

        "Combined micropattern of cells, biosensors and nanomaterials: towards the integration of cell monitoring microsystems"

      • Alazne Galdames

        "Remediación de contaminantes persistentes mediante métodos híbridos".

      • Aritz Villar

        Pulsos ultra-cortos, aplicación al magnetismo