María Isabel Arriortua

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María Isabel Arriortua

Senior Research Associate

Maria Isabel Arriortua’s (PhD 1981, UPV/EHU) interest in materials chemistry dates back to her work in the University of Loveine-la-Neuve, where she did part of her PhD thesis. Upon returning to the University of the Basque Country, she set up the Crystallography group at this university and her work has resulted in more than 300 scientific articles (H-index: 40) and she has supervised 17 PhD Thesis. Since 1992 she has been Full Professor of Crystallography and Mineralogy at UPV/EHU and director of the UPV/EHU Advanced Research Facilities (SGIker) since its creation. She has been awarded with the Euskadi research award in Science and Technology in 2010 and coordinated the Materials Science and Technology area for the National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP) of the Spanish Government from 2010 to 2014. Nowadays she is member of the expert committee for the design of Basic Strategic Lines of Science, Technology and Innovation for the Basque Government and academic of Jakiunde, Basque Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters since 2012. She is PI of projects related with mass and/or energy generation and storage materials, focussed on the relationship between crystal structure and properties.


+34 94 601 2162

Interests and objectives:

Principal Investigator of proyects related with mass and/or energy generation and storage, with focus on the relationship between crystal structure and properties:
“Development of advanced materials for the generation, storage and liberation of energy”(MINECO, MAT2013-42092-R).
“Multifunctional materials for mass and energy storage and transport”(Gobierno Vasco, IT-630-13)
Director of the UPV/EHU Advanced Research Facilities (SGIker).
Member of the Basque Government Scientific Advisory Committe.

Notable facts:

Study of the first organically templated fluorochromium(III) phosphite. Published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2002, 41, 3683-3685.
Two reviews of open-framework materials (J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 3793-3819 and Prog. Solid State Chem. Res., 2007, 205-238) and one of inorganic-organic hybrid materials (CrystEngComm, 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00532E).
Spanish and International Patent of a reciclable sensor material for alcohol and water (WO2013057350 A1 20130425, ES 2402141 A1 20130429).


Crystal engineering, X-ray and neutron scattering, structure study, materials for fuel cells and batteries, crystal structure and properties relationship, project management.

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