Researchers

Lanceros-Mendez, Senentxu Scientific Director
Email: senentxu.lanceros@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Active and smart materials

Expertise
Smart and functional materials and devices for sensors and actuators, energy and biomedical applications

Bio
S. Lanceros-Mendez graduated in physics at the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Physics of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany. He was Research Scholar at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA and visiting scientist at the Pennsylvania State University, USA and University of Potsdam, among others. He is principal investigator at the BCMaterials –Basque Center for Materials, Applicatons and Nanostructures, Spain and Associated Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Minho, Portugal and. From 2012 to 2014 he was also Associate Researcher at the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. His work is focused in the area of polymer based smart and functional materials for sensors and actuators, energy and biomedical applications.

Interests and objetives
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Ahmad, Shahzada Ikerbasque Professor
Email: shahzada.ahmad@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Bio

Born and brought up in India, studied Materials Chemistry at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India) and finished his Ph.D. (2006) from National Physical laboratory in the field of Materials chemistry. Subsequently he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow to work on surface and interface studies of electrodeposited layers in ionic liquids by scanning probe microscopy. He was a regular visitor at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, where he developed nanoporous films for metal-free electro-catalysis and new redox shuttle. In 2011 he accepted the offer as program head of new concept in photovoltaics and advanced materials and was the strategic hire for the Abengoa Research, a corporate research center of multinational energy based conglomerate Abengoa. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, and recently his work was endorsed by European research council consolidator grant (2016). He is the inventor of 7 patents, his work has been summarized in >100 articles, along with many popular science artilces, and the publications list reflects his diverse field of interest in the domain of physical chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science. In summer 2017, he accepted the call from Ikerbasque to work as senior professor at Basque center for materials, applications and Nanostructures.

Interests and objetives
His research targets are advanced materials development for energy conversion, conservation and storage materials application.

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Arriortua, María Isabel UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: maribel.arriortua@ehu.eus

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

Bio
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.

Interests and objetives
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.

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Aubert, Alex Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: alex.aubert@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Alex Aubert is an electrical engineer from ESME Sudria in Paris (France). He received a M.Sc. in Physics and Engineering of Energy in 2015 from ENS Paris-Saclay in France. He carried out his PhD in the department of Magnetic Materials for the Energies at SATIE CNRS laboratory (France). His doctoral research focused on better understanding the physics involved in magnetoelectric composites in order to use these materials for practical applications in electrical engineering. Hence, the research dealt with interdisciplinary fields of the material science: chemistry (fabrication process and structural characterizations), physics (electric and magnetic properties) and engineering (applications).

He joined BCMaterials in November 2018 to work on new permanent magnets in the NOVAMAG project. The aim is to produce high performance permanent magnets (intermetallic alloys) with a reduced use of critical raw materials. He will participate in the fabrication, magnetic characterization and development of these materials.

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Barandiarán, José Manuel UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: info@bcmaterials.net

Expertise
Magnetoelasticity and Magnetotransport
Gigant Magnetoimpedance
Magnetic Sensors y actuators
Amorphous and nanocrystalline Magnetic Materials
Nanogranular and Oxide Magnetorresistant Materiales
Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys

Bio
Prof. José Manuel Barandiaran is an internationally recognized expert in the field of magnetism and magnetic materials. He was deeply involved in the development of the theory and experimental application of magnetoelastic effects in amorphous materials during the 80’s, and has thereafter continued researching their properties and use in different kind of sensors. As head of the Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, he started and led the research in Magnetism in the Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU. He is currently the scientific director of BCMaterials, an excellence research centre sponsored by the Basque Science Foundation and the University. He has published over 400 articles in scientific journals, receiving more than 4700 citations (h-index=34). He is author of 5 patents, and has supervised 14 PhD Thesis. He was the founder and first president of International Committee of the European Magnetic Sensors & Actuators (EMSA) Conferences, Chairman of International Committee of the Soft Magnetic Materials (SMM) Conference, and founder and first President of the Spanish Club of Magnetism.

Interests and objetives
Present position: Professor of Applied Physics, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and Scientific Director of BCMaterials.
Main scientific interest are Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, in particular Magnetic Shape Memory Aloys.

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Barandika, Gotzone UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: gotzone.barandika@ehu.eus

Expertise
Coordination chemistry, X-ray diffraction, crystal structure, microstructure, electronic microscopy (SEM and TEM), magnetic properties, DFT calculations, topology, synthesis methods, pulvimetallurgy, catalysis, mechanical properties, management models, innovation in education

Bio
Dr. Gotzone Barandika was graduated in Chemistry (UPV/EHU, 1989), and received her PhD in Physics in 1995 (Universidad de Navarra). Since 1996 she works for UPV/EHU as a lecturer and researcher at the Inorganic Chemistry deparment. She has been working in Materials Science focusing her work on machine tools materials, magnetic compounds, biomaterials, and metal organic frameworks. She has published over 80 articles receiving more than 20 cites per article. She is the author of an international patent, and has supervised 5 PhD theses. She has been the director of the UPV/EHU postgrade “Orthopaedics”, and since 2011 is an executive board member of the Spanish Association of Bioinorganics. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Computational Methods in Molecular Design.

Interests and objetives
I am involved in several research projects focused on the development of MOF-type porous materials for the storage and transport of mass and energy. Additionally, I intend to go on the development of surface coatings for orthopaedic biomaterials. I am interested in management models applied to research groups, and I have published several articles on the matter. Additionally, I spend some of my time on divulgation activities directed to the local society, focusing special attention on young people.

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Bazán, Begoña UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: bego.bazan@ehu.es

Expertise
Solid coordination frameworks (SCF), hydrothermal synthesis; X-ray diffracion; crystal structures; structural analysis.

Bio
Begoña Bazán received the diploma degree in geology and the doctor degree in sciences from the University of Basque Country (UPV-EHU) in 1997 and 2003, respectively. She held the position of Assistant Professor from 2004 to 2013. Now, she holds a post of permanent doctor researcher in the Mineralogy and Petrology Department at UPV/EHU from 2013. She is a member of the Crystallography group from 2001 and a junior researcher of the BCmaterials from 2014, an excellence research centre sponsored by the Basque Science Foundation and the University. Her current research includes the synthesis and study of solid coordination networks (SCN), X-ray diffraction, elucidation of crystal structures and their structural analysis. She is co-author of 33 scientific papers (h-index=10), of 7 book-chapters and of 80 contributions to Spanish and international conferences. She is author of 1 international patent, and has supervised 3 Thesis Master. Currently, she is supervising 2 PhD Thesis.

Interests and objetives
Currently, I am involved in DEMAGENER (Development of advanced materials for the generation, storage and liberation of energy) project, funded under the MINECO.
I also belong to the Consolidated Group (Basque Government) led by Prof. Arriortua.

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Castro, Nélson Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: nelson.castro@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Micro and nano-devices

Expertise

  • C++
  • C
  • C#
  • Matlab
  • Assembly
  • MySQL
  • Labview
  • solutions
  • PSIM, Multisim, TI TINA, Orcad
  • sensor instrumentation
  • firmware
  • sensor signal processing and data acquisition
  • Eagle
  • Altium
  • GUI
  • Printed Sensor by screen/Ink-jet printing
  • Solidworks
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Sensor Design

Bio

Nelson Castro was born in Guimarães, Portugal. He received an integrated Master Degree in electronics and computing engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal in 2013. He worked since October 2013 to February 2017 as a research engineer in the Physics Centre at University of Minho in the development of electronic instrumentation for polymer based printed sensors and smart materials, such as: magnetoelectric, piezoelectric, piezoresistive and capacitive, having published 4 articles in scientific journals. He worked since March til June of 2017 at Somatica, Materials and Solutions in the development of piezoelectric keyboards for industrial applications. Currently, he is working towards his Ph.D at BC Materials in optimization of polymer based magnetic composites and bioreactors for biomedical applications.

Interests and objetives
Currently I am developing the 3D model and interface electronics of an electromechanical bioreactor and magnetic bioreactor for cell stimulation

My other research interests are instrumentation and data communication and analysis for printed sensor arrays; 3D printing of smart materials and electronics; and electroactive inks printing optimization.

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Chernenko, Volodymyr Ikerbasque Professor – UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: vladimir.chernenko@gmail.com

Expertise
Responsible for research line of BCMaterials: Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys as  Active (smart) multifunctional materials. Preparation of national and EU projects. Supervising PhD students.

Bio
Prof. Volodymyr A. Chernenko graduated Moscow State University in 1975. He has got his PhD degree in Chemical Physics from the same University in 1980. He has 35 years of research experience in centres in Ukraine, Germany, Japan, Italy, United States, France, Switzerland, Australia, Spain, Hong Kong and Russia. He is currently holding a permanent position as Ikerbasque Research Professor at BCMaterials & University of Basque Country. Professional interest is in solid state physics, physics of phase transitions in solids, magnetism, high pressure physics, functional materials, metallurgy and, in particular, focused on research and development of the multifunctional magnetic shape memory materials, magnetomechanics of martensites, thin films and nanotechnologies of the ferromagnetic martensites.
Author and co-author of 260 original papers in ISI scientific journals and book chapters with about 6000 citations and h-index equal to 37. He is author of 14 patents. He is International Fellow Awardee of the Helmholtz Association (Germany) in 2014. He is world-wide known as one of the founders of the new research area “Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys” being organizer and/or invited speaker of many International conferences and symposia on this subject.

Interests and objetives
Currently Ikerbasque Research Professor ascribed to BCMaterials.
Professional interest  includes research and development of the ferromagnetic shape memory materials, magnetomechanics of martensites, thin films and nanotechnologies of the ferromagnetic martensites.

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Díaz Tajada, Esperanza UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: esperanza.diaz@ehu.es

Expertise
Thermal Analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Mechanical Property

Bio
BS and PhD in Chemistry (Macromolecules) from the University of the Basque Country. She is a professor of Materials Engineering at the Department of Mining Metallurgy Engineering & Materials Science, School of Engineering of Bilbao. Her research has been focused on the synthesis and characterization of biocompatible and biodegradable materials for medical applications.

Interests and objetives
Currently, she is working on the effect of bioactive nanoparticles in the in-vitro degradation of composite materials use as scaffolds on tissue engineering.

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Fernandes, Liliana Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: liliana.fernandes@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Functional surfaces and coatings

Expertise
Theoretical simulation of smart materials properties and response;
Multifunctional materials synthesis and characterization (morphological, thermal, electrical and magnetic);
Device fabrication and characterization based on the developed smart and multifunctional materials.

Bio
Liliana Fernandes received her bachelor degree in Physics in 2012 and her M. Sc. in Biophysics and Bionanosystems in 2016 both from Minho University, Portugal. She joined the Center of Physics of the University of Minho in 2015 where se worked on her thesis in the development of functionalized nanoparticles for biomedical applications and later in 2017 she worked in an entrepreneurship project in order to develop a Start-Up for the fabrication and commercialization of hybrid membranes for water decontamination.

Interests and objetives
My main interest is the understanding, development and application of smart electro/magnetic active materials for advanced applications, area of my PhD work. In this scope I am currently involved in a project with ESA (European Space Agency) and the company Critical Materials, in a project working in the development of the new generation of technologies designed to mitigate Magnetic Field Perturbations generated by Thermo-Electric Effects.

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Fernández-Gubieda, María Luisa UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: malu@we.lc.ehu.es

Expertise
Magnetic characterization; X-ray absorption spectroscopies; Magnetic nanoparticles;
Magnetotactic bacteria; biomedical application of magnetosomes

Bio
Prof. Dr. Mª Luisa Fernández-Gubieda is an expert in the field of magnetism and magnetic materials. In the last 10 years, she has been mainly involved in the study on nanogranular thin films and nanoparticle systems. Recently, she has developed a new research line on magnetotactic bacteria, with the aim to study the biomineralization process of magnetite nanoparticles and the viability of these nanoparticles for biomedical applications. One of her main activities is the use of Large Scale Facilities specially Synchrotron radiation, being one of the promoters of the beamline “Core level absorption and Emission Spectroscopies” at the Spanish synchrotron ALBA. At present, she is the head of the group of Magnetism and Magnetic materials in the University of Basque Country. She has published over 90 articles in scientific journals, receiving more than 700 citations (h-index=15). She has supervised 4 PhD Thesis.

Interests and objetives
Currently, she is  Professor of Applied Physics at the University of the Basque Country ascribed to BCMaterials and the leader of the Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Basque Country.
At present, she is involved in a rearch line on magnetotactic bacteria with two main topics. First,  to understand the biomineralization process of the magnetite nanoparticle synthesize by the bacteria and second, to study the viability of these nanoparticles for biomedical application.

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Fernández, Eduardo Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: eduardo.fernandez@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Micro and nano-devices

Expertise
Micro and Nano patterning, magnetic characterization, High frequency measurements, magnetic sensors, finite elements magnetic simulations.

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Fernández, Roberto Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: roberto.fernandez@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Nanostructured materials

Expertise
Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Crystal structure solution and refinement. Crystallographic databases. Hydrothermal synthesis. IR and Raman spectroscopies. Thermal properties of materials.

Bio
Roberto Fernández de Luis got his PhD (Material science, 2009) from the University of the Basque Country. His research is focused on crystal structure determination and thermal stability of the crystal frameworks after the loss and uptake of guest and coordinated species. For these studies, he has specialized on single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction at non-ambient temperature. He is currently working in collaboration with the Crystallography group in UPV/EHU on the room temperature and hydrothermal synthesis of nano-structured hydrogels of silver vanadium oxides for sensing and battery applications.

Interests and objetives
Design of porous materials as sensor for alcohols detectors.
Development of electrode materials for battery applications.

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Fidalgo-Marijuan, Arkaitz Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: arkaitz.fidalgo@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Nanostructured materials

Expertise
Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction.

Crystal structure solution and refinement.

IR and Raman spectroscopies.

Thermal properties of materials.

Catalytic activity measurements.

DFT calculations.

Bio
Arkaitz Fidalgo-Marijuan is graduated in Environmental Science in 2009 and Master in New Materials in 2010. In March 2014 he obtained his PhD degree on material science and technology at the University of the Basque Country. His research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of new metalloporphyrin MOF materials as heterogeneous catalysts and gas adsorption and separation. He has specialized on single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, thermal characterization, catalytic activity studies and DFT calculations. He is currently working in collaboration with the Crystallography group in UPV/EHU on the synthesis and characterization of MOF@LI composites for CO2 capture.

Interests and objetives
Design of metalloporphrin based MOF materials for heterogeneous catalysis and gas adsorption.
Currently, I am involved in LISOL (Soluciones basadas en líquidos iónicos para diversificar las oportunidades de la industria vasca) project, funded under the ELKARTEK program of the Basque Government for the design of new composite materials based on ionic liquids supported on MOFs for CO2 capture and separation.

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Filipe Hermenegildo, Bruno Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: bruno.hermenegildo@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Micro and nano-devices

Bruno Hermenegildo was born in Angra do Heroísmo, Azores – Portugal. He received his bachelor degree in Physics in 2016 and his M. Sc. in Biophysics and Bionanosystems in 2018 both from Minho University, Portugal. He joined the Center of Physics of the University of Minho in 2016 where he worked on his thesis in the development of active and biodegradable hydrogels for bone tissue engineering applications, part of which took place during an ERASMUS stay in BCMaterials, in 2017.

Interests:

Currently I am starting my PhD on hybrid biodegradable active systems for tissue engineering. The main objective of this project is to develop a new and improved solution for the regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues, that avoids the problems related to current solutions such as transplants.

Notable Facts:

Hermenegildo BF, Pereira G, Abreu AS, Castanheira EMS, Ferreira PMT, Queiroz MJRP. Phenanthrenyl-indole as a fluorescent probe for peptides and lipid membranes. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2011, 221(1): 47-57.

Vilaça H, Pereira G, Castro TG, Hermenegildo BF, Shi J, Faria TQ, Micaêlo N, Brito RMM, Xu B, Castanheira EMS, Martins JA, Ferreira PMT. New self-assembled supramolecular hydrogels based on dehydropeptides. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2015, 3(30): 6355-6367.

Abreu AS, Hermenegildo BFC, Ferreira PMT, Queiroz MJRP, Castanheira EMS. Interaction of fluorescent quinolin-2-one and coumarin derivatives including dipeptides with lipid bilayers. RSC Advances 2016, 6(76): 72141-72148.

Expertise:

  • Multifunctional materials synthesis and characterization
  • Electrospraying smart materials
  • Physical/mechanical characterization of smart hydrogels for use in tissue engineering
  • Testing of microfluidic devices for ecotoxicological studies

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Gandia Aguado, David Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: david.gandia@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Nanostructured materials

Expertise
Structural, Magnetic and Biological techniques, including Cell Manipulation, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopies (SEM and TEM), Vibrating Sample and SQUID Magnetometry (VSM and SQUID), and Magnetic Hyperthermia.c

Bio
I obtained my Degree in Physics from the Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) in 2016, and afterwards I enrolled in the Interuniversity Master of New Materials, offered by the Universidad de Cantabria (UC) and the Universidad del País Vasco(UPV/EHU). In my Bachelor`s Final Year and master`s Degree Projects I have been working with the Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, collaborating with the Inmunology, Microbiology and Parasitology department, in an interdisciplanary research project related to Magnetotactic Bacteria for Enhanced Applications. In this project I have developed a method to create 2D and 3D arrays of magnetotactic bacteria for data storage applications and theoretical studies, and in addition, I have also analyzed the viability of these bacteria as nanorobots for Magnetic Hyperthermia mediated Cancer Treatment.

Interests and objetives
I plan to continue my research in the areas of Novel Cancer Treatment Therapies such as Drug Delivery and Magnetic Hyperthermia.

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García-Arribas, Alfredo UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: alf@we.lc.ehu.es
Research Lines: Micro and nano-devices

Expertise
Thin film technologies; Micro- and nano-patterning; integration of materials for applications.

Bio
Dr. Alfredo García-Arribas is currently an associate (tenured) professor at the Universidad of País Vasco UPV/EHU and researcher of BCMaterials, after several years with the University of Oviedo, Spain, and having enjoyed research visits with the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, and Cranfield University, Cranfield, U.K. He got his PhD degree at the Universidad del País Vasco in 1996, devoted his PhD to the study of the properties of amorphous magnetic materials. His current research activity is focused in the application of magnetic materials in micro-sensors and actuators, in particular, those based on magneto-impedance, magneto-elasticity, and magnetic shape memory alloys. He has authored more than 100 scientific articles, receiving more than 750 citations (h-index=17). He has supervised 3 PhD Thesis and is currently directing 3 more.

Interests and objetives
Currently Associate (tenured) Professor in the Electricity and Electronics Department of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) ascribed to BCMaterials.
Teaching activities: Sensors and Actuators; Microsystems; Material Synthesis by thin film deposition.
Main research topics are related to the development and application of magnetic materials to sensors and actuators: for example, thin films for magnetoimpedance sensors and magnetic shape memory alloys for actuators.

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García-Prieto, Ana UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: agp@we.lc.ehu.es

Expertise
Magnetic nanostructures
Magnetic characterization of materials
Structural determination by synchrotron radiation techniques

Bio
Ana García-Prieto graduated in physics and received her doctor degree in applied physics from the Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) in 1998 and 2003, respectively. During her phD she specialized in the magnetic and structural study of nanogranular materials both in bulk and thin film shape. Between 2005-2007 she joined the multidisciplinary group of Prof. Q.A. Pankhurst at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (UK) as a post-doctoral researcher, where she gained experience on the exciting field of medical applications of magnetic particles. In 2007 she joined the group of magnetism and magnetic materials at the UPV/EHU, directed by Prof. J.M. Barandiarán and Prof. M.L. Fdez-Gubieda, and is now working on the physical properties and medical uses of magnetite nanoparticles synthesized by the bacteria Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense. Currently A. García-Prieto combines her research activities with undergraduate teaching as an associate professor at the Mining Engineering School of the UPV/EHU.

Interests and objetives
Currently, I am involved in two research lines:

  • magnetic and structural properties of nanogranular thin films.
  • study of the magnetite biomineralization process followed by the magnetotactic bacteria Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense.

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García, José Ángel UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: joseangel.garcia@ehu.es

Expertise
Hyperthermia magnetic applicators.
Positron annihilation spectroscopy. PAS

Bio
Jose Ángel García obtained the B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Physics, 1977) from the University of the Basque Country. His Ph.D. degree work was realized at the J. J. Thompson Physical Laboratory of the Reading University in Great Britain relating the influence of the interaction of the vacancy type defects with dislocations in the mechanical properties of b.c.c. single crystals. Working in this field he spent several Post-Doctoral stages at Reading University and at the Science Faculty and Engineering of National University of Rosario in Argentina. At this time he is responsible of the Optical Emission
Spectroscopy Laboratory. His work is related to the influence of the vacancy type defects on the optical properties of semiconductors for optoelectronic applications. Using for this purpose positron annihilation lifetimes and optical spectroscopy. He is also involved in cancer hyperthermia studies by means of magnetic nanoparticles.

Interests and objetives
“Influence of the structural defects on the martensitic transformation and on the properties of the ferromagnetic shape memory alloys”
MICINN, MAT2012-37923-C02-02
“Antitumoral hyperthermia via a teracnostic agent develloped from peptidomimetics RGD funcionallized Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles”
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Gil de Muro, Izaskun UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: izaskun.gildemuro@ehu.es

Expertise
Transmission Electronic Microscopy

Bio
Izaskun Gil de Muro received the diploma and the doctor degree in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country in 1993 and 2001, respectively. In 1993, she joined the Inorganic Chemistry Department where she has carried out most of her research career. Her thesis project was about characterization and study of magnetic properties of coordination compounds and metallic oxides. Now, her labour is focused in characterization by Transmission Electronic Microscopy (TEM) of nanostructured materials with interesting technological and biomedical applications. Dr. Gil de Muro has published about 35 scientific papers. She is teacher in the Inorganic Chemistry Department of the University of the Basque Country from 1999.

Interests and objetives
Today, I am mainly implicated in the characterization by Transmission Electronic Microscopy of Nanostructured Materials of Energetic and Biomedical Interest.

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Goñi, Aintzane UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: aintzane.goni@ehu.es

Expertise
Synthesis of nanostructured inorganic materials such as transition metal oxides, phosphates and composites.
Spectroscopic and magnetic characterization.
Electrochemical study of lithium ion batteries.

Bio
Aintzane Goñi is a permanent professor in the University of the Basque Country from 2001, member of the Inorganic Chemistry department. Her reseach cover the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured composite materials specially focused on energy aplications. Dr. Goñi has published 35 scientific papers in international journals with impact factors ranking in the first quartile of its subjet category. She has supervised 2 PhD Thesis.

Interests and objetives
Development of new electrodic nanostructured materials for advanced lithium and sodium ion batteries.

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González, Paula Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: paula.gonzalez@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Micro and nano-devices

Expertise
Techniques: SEM, DRX, SQUID, TGA

Bio
Paula González finished her Physics Degree at University of Cantabria (UC) in 2016. During the degree she worked on the synthesis and characterization of magnetite nanoparticles coated with silica and dye for its application in magnetic hyperthermia. After that she did the Master in New Materials offered by the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Cantabria (UC) and she did her Master thesis with a fellowship in BCMaterials, where she worked in the synthesis and characterization of proton exchange membranes based on polymer@ionic liquid composites.

Nowadays she is carrying out her PhD on the development of functionalized magnetoelastic resonators for VOCs detection at BCMaterials.

Interests and objetives
Currently she is working on the project “Development of functionalized micro-magnetoelastic resonators for VOCs detection”. The principal objective of this project is the development of a miniaturized system able to detect low amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In particular, this miniaturized system consist on magnetoelastic resonators functionalized with Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs).

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Gutiérrez-Zorrilla, Juan M. UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: juanma.zorrilla@ehu.eus

Expertise
Inorganic synthesis, single crystal x-ray diffaction

Bio
Juan M. Gutiérrez-Zorrilla received his B.S. degree from the University of Bilbao in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 1984 (Profs. P. Román, M. Martínez Ripoll). After two short stays at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (Toulouse), he was promoted to Associated Professor in 1988. He was a visiting scientist at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Prof. Yamase’s laboratory) in 1988, and 1992-93. Since 1999 he has been Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Technology (UPV/EHU). In 2009 he received the Euskoiker Research Award. His current research field is focused on Chemistry of polyoxometalates and their applications in catalysis and as anticancer agents. He has published over 80 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals and has supervised 8 PhD Thesis.

Interests and objetives
His research interests are focused on Polyoxometalate Chemistry and the applications of POMs in sensing and as antitumoral agents.

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Gutierrez, Jon UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: jon.gutierrez@ehu.es

Expertise

  • Magnetic materials characterization at the macro- and micro-scale
  • Applications of magnetic materials

Bio
Jon Gutiérrez received the diploma and the doctor degree, both in physics, from the Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU in 1985 and 1992, respectively. He is one of the seed members of the Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials founded and led by Prof. J.M. Barandiarán at this university. His areas of interest cover from the study of the structure and the fundamental magnetic properties of magnetic materials to the analysis and development of possible technical applications to be implemented in sensor-like devices. One of the main focus of his research is the use of magnetoelastic amorphous ribbons for sensing purposes, and any other related device or phenomenon, like nowadays magnetoelectric laminates or functionalized magnetoelastic labels for biosensing. Dr. J. Gutiérrez has published about 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has supervised 4 PhD Thesis. He is member of the Technical Committee of the European Magnetic Sensors & Actuators (EMSA) and Materials and Applications for Sensors and Transducers (IC-MAST) Conferences.

Interests and objetives
Current main research lines:

  • Magnetic properties of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys.
  • Magnetoelectric hybrid laminated composites.
  • Radiation damage in permanent magnets for particle accelerators

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Huang, Peng Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: peng.huang@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Dr. Peng Huang received M.S. degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2015, under supervision of Prof. Haizheng Zhong and his research focused on synthetizing CdS-based quantum dots and preparing high efficient white light emitting diode. Thereafter, he joined the Laboratory of Advanced Optoelectronic Materials at Soochow University, China and received his PHD degree under the guidance of Prof. Yongfang Li in 2018. During PHD program, he focused on interface engineering of perovskite solar cells with 2D transition metal dichalcogenides.

 

 

 

Interests and objectives
High efficiency and stable perovskite solar cells.

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Insausti, Maite UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: maite.insausti@ehu.eus

Expertise
Soft chemistry routes for preparation of inorganic materials.
Thermogravimetry. X ray diffraction. Electronic Microscopy.

Bio
Maite Insausti received the doctor degree in chemistry in 1994 from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and from 1996 she is professor of Inorganic Chemistry in the Faculty of Science and Technology. She has been involved in the development of solid state chemistry laboratory in the research group of Prof. Teófilo Rojo, being working in the preparation of superconducting oxides and magnetoresistive manganites by soft chemistry methods. She has been secretary of the Spanish Group of Solid State Chemistry from 2000 to 2010. From 2005 until now her research is focused on the preparation and characterization of metallic nanoparticles as Au, Cu, Ag or FePd and magnetic oxide nanoparticles as Fe3O4 or Fe1-xNixO4 with controlled sizes. This research is aimed at the proper functionalization and recovering of the nanoparticles in order to obtain biocompatible nanostructures, which are being tested ‘in vitro’ and ‘in vivo’ experiments for hyperthermia applications and drug delivery. Dr. Insausti has published over 70 articles and 1 patent and has supervised 5 PhD Thesis.

Interests and objetives
“Magnetic nanoparticles for biological applications”. Mainly I am involved in the preparation and characterization of magnetic metals and oxides, properly functionalized with biomolecules, and with controlled sizes which yield high magnetization values for hyperthermia applications.
Actually I am also interested in the preparation of core-shell nanostructures to deposit on a photovoltaic material in order to increase the absorbed light and to study the efficiency of photovoltaic cells.

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Kazim, Samrana Senior Researcher
Email: samrana.kazim@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Expertise
Electro-optical characterization of organic semiconductors, perovskite and nanocomposites.
Thin film deposition by vaccum thermal evaporation and by wet chemistry.
Synthesis of plasmonic metal nanoparticles,conducting polymers

Bio
Dr. Samrana Kazim obtained her Master degree (M.Sc) and doctoral degree(Ph.D.) in Materials chemistry at JMI university, New Delhi (India). After finishing her Ph.D. in 2008, she moved to Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (IMC), Prague on IUPAC/UNESCO fellowship. Later, she became a full employee in IMC and worked as scientific researcher before moving to Abengoa Research. Before joining BC materials, she worked as senior scientist in Abengoa Research, a corporate research centre of Abengoa for 4 years. Her field of research interest includes perovskite solar cells, plasmonics, hybrid inorganic-organic nanocomposites. She has published more than 35 research articles in peer review international journal in the field of material science, energy and nanotechnology. She is co-author of 2 book chapters and co-inventor of 5 patents in the field of energy conversion and storage.

Interests and objetives
Her research objective is the development of nanostructured materials for optoelectronics devcies and biosensors.

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Kurlyandskaya, Galina V. UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: galina@we.lc.ehu.es

Expertise
Magnetism and magnetic nanomaterials.

Bio
G. V. Kurlyandskaya graduated from Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia. She started her research work in 1983 at the Institute of Metal Physics UD RAS. She obtained her PhD in Physics of Magnetic Phenomena in 1990 and advanced Doctor of Science degree in 2007. Dr. Kurlyandskaya received an advanced training at the Institute of Applied Magnetism, University of Oviedo, University of the Basque Country, University of Dusseldorf Heinrich Heine, ENSCashan, University of Maryland, Ural State University A.M. Gorky and Ural Federal University. Her main research areas are fabrication, magnetic and transport properties of amorphous and nanostructured materials, magnetic domains, resonant and non-resonant magnetoabsorption, and magnetic sensors and biosensors.

Interests and objetives
Magnetism, magnetic nanomaterials, biosensors, biomagnetism, microwave absorption.

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Lázpita, Patricia UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: patricia.lazpita@ehu.eus

Expertise
Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys; neutron and x-ray scattering; magnetic properties and electrical transport

Bio
Patricia Lázpita graduated in physics and received her doctor degree in applied physics from the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU) in 2003 and 2008, respectively. Since 2004, she is a member of the Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials at UPV/EHU. Her research work is mainly focused on the characterization and analysis of fundamental properties of magnetic shape memory alloys. She has over 40 published works in international peer reviewed journals in the fields of materials science, applied physics.

Interests and objetives
Currently, I am involved in FUNSAFE (Functional properties and non-equilibrium processes in shape memory alloys and ferroic materials) project, funded under the MINECO.

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León, Luis Manuel UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: luismanuel.leon@ehu.eus

Expertise
Synthesis and characterization of new polymeric materials

Bio
Prof. Luis M. León Isidro (male) is the head of Macromolecular Chemistry research group and, since the 80´s, his research has focused in the field of polymers and polymeric materials, covering different aspects such as studies about polymerization kinetics of different monomers and polymer properties both in solution and in solid state. In recent years his interest has focused on the development of new polymer based materials that can act as sensors or actuators. It is noteworthy his activity in the field of piezoelectric polymers and shape memory polymers. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals and has conducted more than 30 research projects, acting as principal investigator in most of them. He has also supervised 22 PhD Thesis. He is currently associated with BCMaterials, an excellence research centre and belongs to its scientific committee acting as coordinator of research related to polymers.

Interests and objetives
Actually Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU).
Member of the Comisión de Doctorado de la UPV/EHU from 1988.
Main scientific interest are polymer based materials that can act as sensors or actuators.

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Lezama, Luis UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: luis.lezama@ehu.eus

Expertise
EPR spectroscopy, Magnetic characterization, Materials Chemistry

Bio
Luis Lezama received his diploma degree in chemistry from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 1987. He then joined the Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide du CNRS at the University of Bordeaux I to begin his doctoral studies under the direction of Professor Gerard Villeneuve. In 1989 he was hired as assistant professor at UPV/EHU joining the research group of Professor Teófilo Rojo. Currently he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Technology. As a molecular and condensed matter chemist, Professor Lezama has been involved in many fields: Molecular magnets, bioinorganic model systems, high-temperature superconductors, giant magnetoresistance, mesoporous solids. His main expertise is EPR spectroscopy, a field in which he collaborates with numerous research groups in Spain and abroad. Current research in his group is aimed towards the design of nanostructured materials for technological and biomedical applications, as chemical batteries, photovoltaic cells or thermal agents in magnetic hyperthermia. He has published over 250 articles in scientific journals, receiving more than 6000 citations (h-index=44). He is member of the Board of the Spanish Groups of Solid State Chemistry and Materials and EPR spectroscopy.

Interests and objetives
Present research interests are in the preparation and characterization of nanostructured materials for technological and biomedical applications. In particular, we seek to develop advanced materials capable of improving the performance of both chemical batteries and photovoltaic cells. We are also involved in the field of magnetic nanoparticles that can be used as thermal agents for in magnetic hyperthermia.

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Lizundia, Erlantz UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: erlantz.liizundia@ehu.eus

Expertise
Polymer synthesis and processing technologies: hydrothermal and microwave-assisted reactions, ring opening polymerization, extrusion, injection, melt compounding…

Thermal characterization (DSC, TGA), mechanical characterization (tensile testing, DMA), optical characterization (UV-Vis, photoluminescence, CD spectroscopy).

Structural determination: X-ray diffraction, FTIR, XPS, SEM, TEM, AFM.

Bio
Erlantz Lizundia completed his PhD in Advanced Materials Engineering in 2011 at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), which was recognized with the Extraordinary Doctoral Award (award limited to the Top 10 percent). During the 2012-2013 period he moved into the private industry to focus on the industrial application of biopolymers. From 2014 he has been combining teaching and research at the UPV/EHU. He joined Mark MacLachlan group at the University of the British Columbia as a visiting scientist for 6 months in January 2016, where has was dealing with chiral nematic mesoporous cellulose materials for environmentally friendly sensing and energy storage applications. In September 2016 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Bilbao School of Engineering (UPV/EHU). He has over 40 published works in international peer reviewed journals in the fields of materials science, applied chemistry, nanomaterials, green chemistry and biomedicine.

Interests and objetives
His current research deals with the development of novel biodegradable and renewable polymer-based nanohybrids for packaging, biomedical, bioimaging, sensing, energy storage and water purification applications.

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Lopes, Catarina MSCA Fellow – Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: catarina.lopes@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Micro and nano-devices

Expertise
Electroactive polymer composites. Dielectric Spectroscopy.

Bio
Ana Catarina Lopes is graduated in Physics and Chemistry in 2006 and Master in Physics in 2009. In September 2013 she obtained her Physics PhD degree at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. Part of her thesis work was in collaboration with the University of Valencia, Spain and University of Münster, Germany, and dealt about electroactive polymeric composites with porous structured materials. She also performed one year Post-doc at the University of Minho, where she worked in the project of ionic electroactive polymers for high performance actuators applications. She is author and co-author of 22 articles in indexed journals in the field of electroactive polymer composites, receiving about 240 citations (h-index=7).

Interests and objetives
Development of magnetic biosensors based on smart materials for bacterial detection.

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López Arbeloa, Fernando UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: fernando.lopezarbeloa@ehu.es

Expertise
UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence (steady-state and time-correlated) spectroscopy, linear-polarized light spectroscopy.

Bio
Prof. Dr. Fernando López Arbeloa obtained his Ph D Degree in Science in 1987 at the Latholieken Universiteit van Leuven (Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. F.C. De Schryver. He became Full Professor at the University of the Basque Country in 2002. He is an expert in optical spectroscopy, mainly in the characterization of the photophysical properties of fluorescent dyes and photosensors. New photosensitive materials, included materials with optical anisotropy response, have been developed by the incorporation of fluorescent probes in ordered nanostructured materials. He has published over 120 papers in scientific journal with high impact index (h index = 33) and has supervised 6 PhD Thesis. He was Vicepresident of the Spanish Photochemistry Group during 2005-2009 and has participated in the organization of several conferences in Photochemistry.

Interests and objetives
Development of Photoactive System in the Design of Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (research project supportting by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad).
Aromatic Molecules as Direct Agents for the Synthesis of Mesoporous Materials (collaboration with the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroquímica, CSIC, Madrid)

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Madugundo, Rajasekhar Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: rajasekhar.madugundo@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Expertise
• Preparation and characterization of hard and soft magnetic materials
• Preparation of materials by arc-melting, induction-melting, melt-spinning, mechanical-milling, mechanical alloying, hot-compaction, microwave sintering.
• Processing of materials under high magnetic fields.
• Experience in using and maintaining high field superconducting magnets.
• Materials characterization: structure and microstructure characterization using XRD and SEM and thermal analysis.

Bio
Rajasekhar Madugundo joined BCMaterials as research associate in 2016. He obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India in 2010 for his work on development of Nd-Fe-B based nanocomposite alloys for permanent magnet applications. Prior to joining BCMaterials he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Hadjipanayis’s Group at University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA and at Grenoble Electrical Engineering Laboratory (G2ELab) and CNRS, Institut NÉEL, Grenoble, France. His research focus is on development of permanent magnets/materials, soft-magnetic materials, processing of materials under magnetic field. He is currently working on development of rare-earth free/rare-earth lean permanent magnets.

Interests and objetives
His reserch interests broadly falls in the areas of permanent magnets, soft-magnetic materials, processing of materials under magnetic field. Currently he is working on development of non rare-eath alloys including Mn-Al based alloys for hard magnetic application and optimization of process parameters to make permanent magnets.

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Maiz Fernández, Sheila Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: Sheila.maiz@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Active and smart materials

Sheila Maiz Fernández graduated in Chemistry in 2017 at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Her degree thesis was on synthesis and characterization of hyaluronic acid nanogels in the Macromolecular Chemistry Laboratory of the Faculty of Science and Technology of Leioa.

Subsequently, she finished her master’s degree in New Materials in 2018 at the University of the Basque Country and the University of Cantabria with a thesis based on Injectable hydrogels based on chitosan for tissue engineering applications, carried out in the Macromolecular Chemistry Laboratory of the Faculty of Science and Technology.

She is currently starting his PhD in electroactive materials for tissue engineering applications at BCMaterials.

Mendes, Cristian Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: cristian.mendes@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Active and smart materials

Expertise
Stereolithography of UV curable resins, thermal and mechanical characterization: DSC, TGA-FTIR, DMTA.

Bio
Cristian Mendes Felipe obtained his Degree in Chemistry at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Leioa (Spain) in 2016. His degree thesis was about polymers for additive manufacturing or 3D printing: the stereolithography.
He finished the Master Degree in New Materials offered by University of Basque Country in Leioa (UPV/EHU) and University of Cantabria (UC) in 2017. He did his Master thesis, with a fellowship from Basque Government, at the Macromolecular Chemistry Group (labquimac) and at BCMaterials, where he worked on Microfabrication of Fluidic Systems for Biomedical Applications.
Currently, he is carrying out his PhD in smart and functional UV curable inks at BCMaterials.

Interests and objetives
Currently I am involve in the project “Development of UV curable smart and functional inks”.
The principal objective of this project is obtain and characterize new UV curable inks and give them smart and functional properties.

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Morales, Rafael Ikerbasque Professor – UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: rafael.morales@ehu.eus
Research Lines: Functional surfaces and coatings

Expertise
Nanopatterning (electron beam and interference lithography), thin film deposition, magnetic nanostructure characterization.

Bio
Rafael Morales received his Ph. D degree in Physics from the University of Oviedo, Spain, in 2002. He was awarded with a Fulbright and a Marie Curie fellowship to work at the University of California, San Diego. He joined University of Oviedo and Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Center, CINN, Spain, in 2007. Since 2010, he works at the University of the Basque Country as Ikerbasque Research Professor. He has experience in the fabrication of magnetic heterostructures by physical vapour deposition techniques, magnetic analysis by magnetometry and magneto-optical methods and nanopatterning lithography procedures. His research interests are focused on dimensionality effects in nanoscale magnetic structures, exchange coupled systems with in-plane and out-of-plane anisotropy and the potential of magnetic nanostructures in biomedical applications.

Interests and objetives
Research on magnetic properties of magnetically coupled heterostructures: thin films and nanostructures.
Biomedical application of magnetic nanostructures.

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Muela, Alicia UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: alicia.muela@ehu.eus

Expertise
Information not supplied

Bio
Dr. Alicia Muela obtained her Ph D in Science (Biology) in 1990 at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Since 1995 she has been an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Science and Technology (UPV/EHU). Her research has been focused on the study of the survival strategies of enteric bacteria in the aquatic systems. Recently, she started working with magnetotactic bacteria and joined the Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Basque Country. The synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles in bacteria and their applications are her current areas of interest. She has published over 30 papers, receiving more than 480 citations (h-index=13).

Interests and objetives
Information not supplied

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Palomares, Verónica UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: veronica.palomares@ehu.eus

Expertise
Synthesis of new materials, solid state chemistry, X-ray diffraction, electrode preparation, electrochemistry, battery testing

Bio
Verónica Palomares (1981, Bilbao) received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 2009. During her Ph.D. She worked on nanostructured cathodes for Li-ion batteries in collaboration with Cidetec-IK4. Her postdoc activity at UPV/EHU focused on new electrode materials for sodium ion batteries. She works now as associate professor at the UPV/EHU with special research interest on producing new environmentally friendly electroactive materials.

Interests and objetives
To contribute to develop Na-ion technology closer to commercial batteries. To prepare new well-performing battery electrodes based on low cost, environmentally friendly materials by “greener” preparative methods.

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Payno Zarceño, David Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: David.payno@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Nanostructured materials

Career and achievements:

David Payno studied physics and a Master in renewable energies in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

During the master, he did an internship on CIEMAT, working in the project of building integration photovoltaics proposing a new standardization system. This results where showed in “XVI Congreso Ibérico y XII Congreso Iberoamericano de Energía Solar”.

He did a training in the European Commission JRC of Netherlands, working the energy storage unit. Here, he study of the viability of giving a second life in a stationary application (like grid or renewables support) to the lithium batteries used in electric vehicles, by testing the degradation trends and processes in representative samples.

In BCMaterials, he will do the PhD in the “Printable kesterites solar cells and interface optimization for high performance devices” project, looking for improvements on this green, element earth abundant and low toxic PV technology, and ways to make it cheaper and suitable for future commercialization.

The used skills are materials characterization, photovoltaic characterization, multiple thin film deposition techniques as:

  • Spin coating
  • Sputtering
  • Inkjet print
  • Chemical Bath CBD

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Pegu, Meenakshi Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: meenakshi.pegu@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Meenakshi Pegu has received her Master Degree in Chemical Sciences from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-G), Guwahati- India in 2015. On her Master thesis she worked on developing a new Fluorescent Chemo sensor and its Application in the group of Prof. G. Krishnamoorthy. She then moved to Bangalore and joined Indian Institute of Science, as a Research assistant to work under Prof. P. Thilagar in the Ministry of Science and Technology funded project from 2016-2018. She has gained knowledge on the synthesis and characterization of smart molecules. Currently, she is working towards her PhD in the group of Prof. Shahzada Ahmad at BCMaterials, working in Europe excellence project within the European research council framework.

Peña, Alazne UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: alazne.pena@ehu.eus

Expertise
Synthesis of sodium vanadium fluorophosphates; X-ray diffraction analysis (patternmatching and Rietveld); morphological characterization; electrochemical study of electrodic materials

Bio
Alazne Peña received the diploma and the doctor degree in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country in 1996 and 2003, respectively. In 1995, she joined the Inorganic Chemistry Department where she has carried out most of her research career. Her thesis project was about synthesis, characterization and study of magnetic properties of magnetorresistive compounds. Now, her labour is focused in synthesis and characterization of  new cathode materials for sodium ion batteries. She has published about 30 scientific papers. She is teacher in the Inorganic Chemistry Department of the University of the Basque Country from 2001.

Interests and objetives
Currently, I am working on the synthesis and optimization of new cathodic materials for sodium-ion batteries.

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Pérez-Checa, Anabel Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: anabel.perez@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Active and smart materials

Expertise
Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, characterizing thermomechanical and magnetic properties, single-crystal growth by floating zone method.

Techniques: DSC, DMA, SEM

Bio
Anabel Pérez obtained her Bachelor´s Degree in Chemistry at the University Complutense of Madrid (2013). During the degree she´s done a coupke of internship at Tecnalia  working in self-healing coatings (2012) and in 2013  at ICMM-CSIC in Madrid,where she carried out a project on synthesis and characterization of ZnO2 thin films deposited by sputtering. Afterwards, she did two post-graduate courses at ICMM-CSIC related to Materials science.

She finished the Master Degree in New Materials offered by University of Basque Country in Bilbao, UPV/EHU – and University of Cantabria, UC in 2014. She did her Master thesis with a fellowship in BCMaterials, where she worked on Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys. Before that she was working during 8 months as a lab technician at CIC-Energigune.
Nowadays she is carrying out her PhD on High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys at BCMaterials.

Interests and objetives
Currently I am involve in the project “High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys (HTSMA)”

The principal objective of this project is to develope new hight temperature single crystal alloys.

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Pérez, Leyre UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: leyre.perez@ehu.es

Expertise
Polymeric multilayers; polymers modification; stimuli responsive polymers; coordinating work teams and research.

Bio
Leyre Pérez Álvarez works at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as associate professor. Leyre received her Ph.D. in 2007 and was formally trained in polymer science investigating about polymeric nanogels for anticancer therapies. She joined the Research Group of “Macromolecular Chemistry” of the University of the Basque Country where she is currently working in polymeric multilayers, polymer surface modification and stimuli responsive polymers. She has reported over 14 paper in peer-reviewed international journals in the field of macromolecular science and scientific divulgation.

Interests and objetives
Currently, I participate in the multidisciplinary project funded by MINECO titled “Polymer/Polyoxometalate smart coatings for chemical and biological applications” POCHBA (2014-2017).
I am a member of the Research Group of “Macromolecular Chemistry” of the University of the Basque Country (A Groups 2013-2018).

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Perinka, Nikola Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: nikola.perinka@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Active and smart materials

Dr. Nikola Perinka received his M.Sc. in printing engineering and Ph.D. in chemistry and technology of materials, both from University of Pardubice. His main research objective has been focused on formulation and printing of functional materials, as well as device fabrication. He possesses extensive experience in printing process and organic and flexible electronics (such as organic photovoltaics, organic light emitting diodes or sensors). Dr. Perinka has been participating in several national projects and has published several peer-reviewed papers in the field of chemistry and material science. During his Ph.D. he realized several internships in France (École Polytechnique) and Germany (TU-Chemnitz). After his Ph.D. joined Cetemmsa Technological Centre (Mataró-Barcelona, later Eurecat Technology Centre of Catalonia in Spain), where he worked mainly on the CIEN project HyPrint focused on the development of printed hybrid light emitting diodes.

Currently, Dr. Perinka has joined BCMaterials with main research focus on organic and printed electronics. He will participate in several national and international projects with the focus on flexible electronics.

“Printed Electronics, Flexible and Organic Electronics, Conducting Polymers, Printing Technologies, Photophysics and Photonics, Ink Formulation, Functional Materials”

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Porro, José María MSCA Fellow – Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: jm.porro@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Functional surfaces and coatings

Expertise
Electron Beam Lithography
Electron Beam Evaporation/Sputtering Deposition
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Atomic/Magnetic Force Microscopy (AFM/MFM)
Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect Microscopy/Magnetometry (MOKE)
SQUID magnetometry
Experience with OOMMF micromagnetic simulations programming
Python programming
X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD; synchrotron technique)
X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS; synchrotron technique)
Transmission X-Ray Microscopy (TXM; synchrotron technique)

Bio
Dr. José María Porro Azpiazu has joined BCMaterials in October 2017. He graduated in Physics (Spanish “licenciatura en física) in 2008, and obtained his MSc in Nanoscience in 2010, both from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He joined the nanomagnetism group at CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastián, Spain), where he developed the work that led to his PhD title from the University of the Basque Country in 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Vavassori. After that he joined the magnetism group at the ISIS department of the Rutherford Appleton National Laboratory (RAL) of the UK as a postdoctoral researcher, supervised by Prof. Sean Langridge.
His research focuses on the static and dynamic properties of interacting ferromagnetic nanostructures in general, with a deeper knowledge about artificial spin-ice systems. He is author and co-author of 12 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals, receiving about 190 citations (h-index of 8), and has given several invited and contributed oral communications in international conferences and workshops.

Interests and objetives
Currently, I am involved in the study of the effect of patterning in the properties of magnetic shape memory alloys thanks to a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship obtained through the EU Horizon2020 program.

My other interests lie in the fields of nanofabrication (by means of both electron-beam and photolitography), micromagnetism and magnetization dynamics.

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Reizabal Lopez-Para, Ander Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: ander.reizabal@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Active and smart materials

Expertise
I have a 3 year´s experience on Molecular Dynamics simulations of mechanical and thermal properties for polymeric systems.
I have a large experience with thermical characterization techics (DSC and TGA) and mechanical charactyerization technics (DMTA)

Bio
I have a Bachelor´s Degree in Environmental Sciences and a Master in New Materials at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) 2015. During The degree I done molecular dynamics of piezoelectric polymers (polyimides). For Master thesis I carried out a project on experimental and molecular dynamics characterization of biopolymers blends (PLLA blended with Polyhydroxyalkanoates (P(3HB) and P(3HB-co-HV).
After finishing university studies, I worked in a project of shape memory polymer blends (PCO-LLDPE)

Interests and objetives
Currently I´m starting my PhD on Smart materials based on natural Silk polymers. The principal objective of this project is to develop a new generation of natural materials for replace current petrochemical-based polymers.
My professional objectives are so close to my actual task contributing to the development of a new generation of biodegradable green polymers, based on natural resources and functional for the industrial and home needs.

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Rial Tubio, Carmen Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: carmen.rial@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Active and smart materials

Career and achievements, present tasks and professional objectives

Carmen Rial received her BS in Physics from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She carried out her MS and PhD in Materials Science and Technology at the Instituto de Ceramica in the same university. Her dissertation focused on the fabrication of 3D photonic bandgap crystals for infrared and terahertz band by 3D printing technique. As a postdoc, her research activities have been mainly focused on 3D printing functional materials, components, and devices, which include photonic crystals, catalysts, tissue engineering scaffolds, and vacularized tissues. She has published 13 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 11 of them as first author, and she is also the author or co-author of more than 25 contributions at national and international conferences.
Her research interests span a range of topics in materials science and engineering, but focus in particular on the area of 3D printing, ceramics, colloidal science, and polymers.
Currently, she is involved in the development of polymer composites with suitable piezoresistive/piezocapacitive responses for sensor and actuator applications.

List of abilities:
3D Printing/Robocasting
Colloidal synthesis
Spin/dip coating
High temperature treatments
Surface&structural analysis (SEM, TEM, XRD, optical microscope)
Thermal analysis techniques (DTA, TG, dilatometry)
Rheological characterization (rotational rheometer and viscometer)
Mechanical characterization (microhardness tester, compression)

Links to external profiles:
SCHOOLAR GOOGLE:
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Rodrigo Arrizabalaga, Irati Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: irati.rodrigo@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Micro and nano-devices

Expertise
Characterization of the magnetic properties of nanoparticles by AC magnetometer, VSM and SQUID.

In vivo studies of the application of magnetic hyperthermia in animal models in order to test the efficacy of the treatment.

Bio
Irati Rodrigo Arrizabalaga holds a Physics Degree (2013) and an Electronics Engineering Degree (2013) obtained at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). In 2014, she got a grant from the University of the Basque country to work at the PROBLIGHT biomedical research company. She got a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2015 at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and National University of Asuncion (UNA). She did an internship in Gaiker-IK4 in the biotechnology area. She joined the BCMaterials in 2016. Irati is currently a PhD student researching on the design and development of novel experimental techniques for magnetic hyperthermia.

Interests and objetives
Currently, I am part of the project “Design and development of novel experimental techniques for magnetic hyperthermia”.

I am interested in the application of physics and electronics in medicine, from image techniques to therapy strategies.

Curriculum Vitae

Ruiz Rubio, Leire UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: leire.ruiz@ehu.eus

Expertise
Synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials. (NMR, FTIR, UV-VIS…)
Thermal properties and degradation (DSC, TGA, DMTA..)
Surface modification and characterization ( XPS, SEM, AC, TEM..)

Bio
Dr. Leire Ruiz Rubio is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry at UPV/EHU since 2015. She is part of the Macromolecular Chemistry Group of Physical Chemistry Dept. since 2004. Her research has focused on the synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials, and the development of nanostruturated surfaces and stimuli responsive materials. She made two short stays of two weeks at Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques at Bordeaux I University (France) and at ICTP-CSIC, in which she has the opportunity of working with Dr. Juan Rodriguez Hernandez and achieve an important knowledge about surface modification. Also, she made a 3 month stay as Invited Reseacher at Reading University (UK) focused in the development of new drug delivery formulations and the characterization of the mucoadhesive properties under the supervision of Prof. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy. The most relevant results of her research are reflected both in her Ph. D. thesis and in several articles, 22 articles with 120 citations and h-index of 7.

Interests and objetives
She has focused her research in surface modification techniques, the develop novel optical biosensors, antibacterial hydrogels, self-healable hydrogels based on organic-inorganic interactions, nano/microstuctured polymer thin films and layer-by-layer assemblies.

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S. Garitaonandia, José UPV/EHU Research Associate

Expertise
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Bio
Dr. José Javier Sáiz Garitaonandia received his PhD from University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 1998. His PhD thesis based on the use of the Mössbauer spectroscopy for the study of magnetic phase transitions and transformations. He received the extraordinary prize for PhD thesis for that thesis dissertation in 2000. Together with Prof. Fernando Plazaola he founded the Nuclear Techniques Laboratory of UPV/EHU. His areas of interests are centred on the study of the magnetic nanostructures and magnetic mesoscopic systems using element selective techniques such as Mössbauer spectroscopy and synchrotron and neutron techniques. He has published 98 articles in scientific journals, receiving around 1000 citations with a current h-index of 18 (source: web of science core collection February 2015).

Interests and objetives
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Sagasti, Ariane UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: ariane.sagasti@bcmaterials.net

Expertise
DSC, TGA, FTIR, UV-Vis, Spin-coating, RMN, polymer synthesis, mechanical polymer properties, pH and temperature responsive behaviour of hydrogels

Bio
Ariane Sagasti received her M.Sc. in New Materials from University of Basque Country in 2012. She joined BCMaterials in 2013 where she is a PhD researcher in the area of Materials for Sensors and Bio-sensors, focused on polymer coatings and functionalization of magnetoelastic resonators for biosensor applications. She has also worked synthesizing and characterizing polymeric hydrogels and polisaccharide multilayers.

Interests and objetives
PhD Degree: Development of polymeric multilayers for biomedical applications, BCMaterials & University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Curriculum Vitae

Salado Manzorro, Manuel Juan de la Cierva Fellow – Senior Researcher
Email: manuel.salado@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Expertise
Atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-Ray difractogram (XRD), Optical measurements (J-V curves, Quantum efficiency (QE), Impedance Spectroscopy (IS), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fabrication of solar cell devices (pervoskite based).

Bio
Manuel Salado Manzorro received his PhD in Material Science in 2017, from Abengoa Research (www.abengoa.com) along with Pablo de Olavide University (www.upo.es), under the supervision of Prof. Shahzada Ahmad. He was recognized as the first PhD student to be awarded with the Industrial mention by the Pablo de Olavide University. The main goal of his PhD was the study and development of hybrid perovskite interfaces for the improvement in stability and efficiency of photovoltaics solar cells. His background as a Chemical Engineer and his subsequent Master degree in Nanomaterialsand nanostructures (www.unizar) were beneficial to assess and improve the processes related with the fabrication (scale-up) and development on products based on perovskites. He has written over 15 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 2 Book chapters and he is also co-inventor of 2 patents in the field of perovskite solar cells.”

Interests and objetives
One of the key points of my PhD was the improvement in device performance and stability of perovskite based solar cells; Working on MOLEMAT (Molecularly Engineered Materials and process for Perovskite solar cell technology) project will give me the oportunity to keep understanding the kinetics of the devices, improving their stability and undertaking new techniques to elucidate the role of the different compounds in perovskite material.

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Salazar, Daniel Senior Researcher
Email: daniel.salazar@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Expertise
Single-crystal growth by floating zone method, magnetic properties and electrical transport, instrumentation design and engineering.

Bio
Daniel Salazar Jaramillo is an electronic engineer from the Universidad del Quindío (2007) who received the doctor degree in physics and mathematics from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in 2012. He started his research on nanostructured and granular magnetic materials, transition metal oxides, magnetic properties and electrical transport in nanocrystalline oxides, magnetic, structural and thermal properties in strongly correlated electron systems during his PhD. Since late 2013 he is joined to the BCMaterials in a postdoctoral position and currently is focused on the study of the magnetocaloric effect and their physical features on single crystals of magnetic shape memory alloys and on the coercivity enhancement of nanostructured hard magnets by grain boundary engineering.

Interests and objetives

  • Study of the magnetocaloric effect and their physical features on single crystals of magnetic shape memory alloys.
  • Coercivity enhancement of nanostructured hard magnets by grain boundary engineering.

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Schönhöbel, Ana Maria Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: ana.schonhobel@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Expertise
XRD, VSM, SEM, Mössbauer Spectroscopy.
Data analysis, fitting and MC simulation.

Bio
Ana Maria is a physicist who received her M.Sc. in Physics 2015 from Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. She joined Physical Metallurgy and Phase Transitions Theory group (GMTF) in Colombia in 2013 where she worked as a co-research scientist in Monte Carlo simulation of magnetic core/shell nanoparticles coupled by dipolar interactions. She joined BCMaterials in 2016 where she is a Predoctoral researcher in the area of Permanent Magnets.

Interests and objetives
Currently I am involved in the project NOVAMAG. This project aims to design and develop new free magnetic compounds of critical raw materials (CRMs) to be used for the permanent magnets of high energy.

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Shalan, Ahmed Esmail Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email: ahmed.shalan@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Ahmed Esmail Shalan worked as a researcher at Central Metallurgical R&D Institute, Egypt after finishing his PhD. He had obtained his PhD (2017) from the Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Japan, in the group of Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Misawa with the collaboration of Prof. Dr. Eric Diau -NCTU- Taiwan. It worth to mention that he got a prize during his Ph.D. as the best thesis at the graduate school of information science and technology, Hokkaido university and Ministry of Education Prize. Before he joined Hokkaido University he obtained a fellowship at DAAD visiting scholar internship in (i-MEET-FAU), Erlangen, Germany with Prof. Christoph J. Brabec and CIN2, UAB, Barcelona, Spain with Prof. Monica Lira Cantu. He published almost 30 papers in prestige journals (with h index of 14). Besides, he is an active reviewer for several journals (such as Electrochimica Acta, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, RSC Advances, etc.), a member in the editorial board of different prestigious publishers and have been invited to write several reviews and books chapters and have already published 6 book chapters. Also, he has been invited to give talks in conferences and Institutes.

Interests and objectives:
I have a strong background in chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science. Also, I have a sufficient experience in the field of materials and processes for applications in energy and photonics, with emphasis on halide perovskites. In addition, my experience with fabrication and characterization of solution-processed perovskite-based solar cells devices is shown through my publications.

Expertise:
X-Ray difractogram (XRD), X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Optical measurements (J-V curves, Quantum efficiency (QE), Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fabrication of solar cell devices (dye, organic and pervoskite based).

Vadillo Lacasa, Virginia Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: virginia.vadillo@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Nanostructured materials

Expertise
Magnetic nanoparticles synthesis by chemical and physical methods. Nanoparticules characterization (SEM, TEM, XRD, DLS, VSM). Design and characterization of magnetorheological fluids.

Bio
I received my degree in Industrial Chemical Engineer in 2008 and the degree in Materials Engineer in 2011. I get a Master in Structured materials for new technologies in 2013. I have been working in diferents research center since 2010 in diferent materials fields: polymer matrix composites for aeronautical aplications, metallurgical materials, sol-gel materials for electrooptical aplications. Since december 2017, I am working in a Ph.D. in magnetic nanoparticles for magnetorheological fluids applications.

Interests and objetives
Currently, I am involved in FLUMAN project. The aim of this project is to get magnetic nanoparticles with high saturation magnetization to use them in magnetorheological fluids for design and manufacture an damper prototype.

Curriculum Vitae

Valverde de Mingo, Ainara Pre-Doctoral Researcher
Email: ainara.valverde@bcmaterials.net
Research Lines: Advanced functional materials

Ainara Valverde de Mingo graduated in Chemistry in 2017 at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Her degree thesis was on polymeric coatings with antibacterial properties in the Macromolecular Chemistry Laboratory of the Faculty of Science and Technology of Leioa.

Subsequently, she finished her master’s degree in New Materials in 2018 at the University of the Basque Country and the University of Cantabria with a thesis based on hyaluronic acid and chitosan coatings onto titanium substrates for their use in implants and prothesis, carried out in the Macromolecular Chemistry Laboratory of the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Currently, she is starting her PhD at BCMaterials, in the field of multifunctional materials for environmental sensing and water remediation based on Metal Organic Framework polymeric composites. Her research will be also focused in the study of these materials by different neutronic techniques.

Expertise:

Surface modification and characterization (XPS, SEM, AC, TEM…)
Synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials. (NMR, FTIR, UV-VIS…)
Thermal properties and degradation (DSC, TGA…)

Vilas, José Luis UPV/EHU Research Associate
Email: joseluis.vilas@ehu.eus

Expertise
J.L. Vilas is currently an Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry at the Physical Chemistry Department of the University of the Basque Country. He is the head of the Macromolecular Chemistry Group. His current research interests include synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials, focusing in polymeric materials and composites with smart properties, like shape memory properties, electric properties and so on, and the synthesis of biocompatible polymers and polymers from renewable sources. He received his PhD in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Basque Country. After working in different companies related with the synthesis and processing of polymeric materials he moved back to the university. He is member of several international associations, and he holds 100 publications and 3 patents.

Bio
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Interests and objetives
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Management

Serna, Iñaki Financial & Administrative Manager
Email: isernar@bcmaterials.net

Bio
PhD in Science and Technology by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Master in Business Administration (MBA) by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
More than 10 years of experience as a general manager in plastics processing companies and automotive

Interests and objetives
Financial Management
Financial accounting, formulation of annual accounts, preparation of bookkeeping, account or financial audit, budget control, day to day accountancy.
Administrative Management
Customer billing, human resources management, preparation of payslip and social security, procedures with public administrations

Alonso Cano, Francisco Xabier Website Technician
Email: xabier.alonso@bcmaterials.net

Expertise
Wordpress websites administration. PHP, HTML, XML, CSS and Javascript development.

Bio
Francisco Xabier Alonso is Senior Technician in Web Application Development. Currently studying at the Zabalburu College in 2017. He is also a Senior Technician in Systems and Network Administration since 2016.

Interests and objetives
Currently I am in charge of the web publications

Curriculum Vitae

Gonzalez Teresa, Raquel Projects, Outreach & Technology Transfer Manager
Email: raquel.gonzalez@bcmaterials.net

Raquel Gonzalez Teresa PhD received her doctor degree in Physics of Advanced Materials and Nanostructures in 2014 from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She was working during 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher in the industrial sector in an Irish SME dedicated to microfluidics and water treatment. She worked in different EU founded projects and industrial /product development projects. In 2015 she moved to the University of Vanderbilt in USA for a postdoctoral position participating in different projects founded by American Nuclear Society (ANS) and National Science Foundation (NSF). She focused on the study of the interaction mechanisms between radioactive isotopes and cementitious matrix and dedicated to the development of a fundamental understanding of the interfacial molecular structure and dynamics at reinforcing structure-solid matrix phase-liquid phase interfaces that control the reinforcement mechanism in Calcium based materials. In 2016 she moved to the industrial sector again as the R&D Director of a SME dedicated to graphene production. Her responsibilities among opening new research lines and being on charge of the outreach and communication of the company were to manage different European and national projects and to participate in proposal writing.

Currently she is on charge of the project management of BCMaterials. She is responsible of developing project scope, budgets, and timelines, and project status reports, managing projects to strategies, budgets and timelines.
She is also the responsible of the organization and coordination of events related to the activities of communication and outreach (workshops, meetings, seminars, courses, visits, among others) and elaboration of communications and outreach material.
She is external reviewer for different EU founding programs.

Serrano, David Administrative Officer
Email: david.serrano@bcmaterials.net

Expertise
Purchasing of scientific supplies & contact with related vendors

Bio
David Serrano is Higher Technician in Administration and Finance. He obtained his studies in Colegio Zabalburu in 2016. He is also Higher Technician in Computer Applications Development since 2010.

Interests and objetives
Currently I am in charge of the purchases (flights, conferences, chemical supplies, etc) and projects expenses

Curriculum Vitae

Tel, Juan Ignacio IT & Facilities Manager
Email: juanignacio.tel@bcmaterials.net

Expertise
IT specialist; systems & network administration and security; purchasing of equipment & supplies; software licensing; technical support.

Bio
Juan Ignacio Tel obtained his degree in Computer Science from the University of Deusto in 1998. Since then he has leaded and participated on a wide range of IT projects in the private sector,  including main infraestructure & support, networking & security, ERP implementation, application development and technical consulting. He is Microsoft Certified Professional since 2002 and Cisco CCNA since 2012.

Interests and objetives
Currently I’m in charge of the whole IT area of the organization, including systems and network administration, security systems, purchasing of equipment & supplies, and also being contact with related vendors. One of my main goals is to maintain all services and infrastructures in perfect condition, thus allowing other people in BCMaterials can fulfill their tasks, facilitating their mobility and easing their workaday.

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