Mikel Irigoyen received his B. Sc. in Chemistry in 2016 from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where, under supervision of Prof. Xabier Lopez and Dr, Jon M. Matxain, he carried out a theoretical study on collective excitations in the doped derivatives of Al13- cluster. He obtained his M. Sc. on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling in 2018 from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) under the supervision of Dr. Jon M. Matxain and Dr. Fernando Ruipérez.

Currently he is doing his PhD at UPV/EHU supervised by Dr. Jon M. Matxain and Dr. Fernando Ruipérez.

Research

His research is focused in the computational study of the reaction mechanism and the role of non-covalent interactions in the different disulfide and diselenide-based materials, with the aim of predicting their self-healing capacity and, thus, propose new compounds for future self-healing materials with improved features.

Education

 

Complementary Formation

  • School on Computational Biochemistry (CECAM)
    Place: Zaragoza, Spain
    Date: May 2017
  • School on Theoretical Solid State Chemistry: theory, modelling, and simulation (CECAM)
    Place: Zaragoza, Spain
    Date: May 2017
  • School on Quantum and Mixed Quantum Classical Dynamics simulations for the study of photoinitiated processes (CECAM)
    Place: Zaragoza, Spain
    Date: March 2017
  • School on Kinetics and Dynamics of Chemical Reactions (CECAM)
    Place: Zaragoza, Spain
    Date: March 2017

Conferences

  • 16th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry (ICQC)
    Type of contribution: Poster presentation
    Title: “Design of New Disulfide- and Diselenide-Based Organic Compounds for the Improvement of Self-Healing Materials”
    Authors: Mikel Irigoyen, Amaia Ruiz, Andrea Fernandez, Fernando Ruipérez, Jon M. Matxain
    Place: Menton, France
    Date: June 2018
  • 11th congress on Electronic Structure Principles and Applications (ESPA)
    Type of contribution: Poster presentation
    Title: “Design of New Disulfide- and Diselenide-Based Organic Compounds for the Improvement of Self-Healing Materials”
    Authors: Mikel Irigoyen, Amaia Ruiz, Andrea Fernandez, Fernando Ruipérez, Jon M. Matxain
    Place: Toledo, Spain
    Date: July 2018
  • XXXVII Bienal de la Real Sociedad Eespañola de Química (RSEQ)
    Type of contribution: Poster presentation
    Title: “Diselenide bond as an alternative to disulfide bond in Self-Healing Materials”
    Authors: Mikel Irigoyen, Amaia Ruiz, Andrea Fernandez, Fernando Ruipérez, Jon M. Matxain
    Place: Donostia, Spain
    Date: May 2019
  • Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling: 20 years promoting Excellence in Science (20TCCM)
    Type of contribution: Poster presentation
    Title: “Diselenide bond as an alternative to disulfide bond in Self-Healing Materials”
    Authors: Mikel Irigoyen, Amaia Ruiz, Andrea Fernandez, Fernando Ruipérez, Jon M. Matxain
    Place: Donostia, Spain
    Date: May 2019
  • 2nd International Vigo Meeting on Advanced Computational Chemistry (IVIMACC)
    Type of contribution: Oral presentation
    Title: “Diselenide bond as an alternative to disulfide bond in Self-Healing Materials”
    Authors: Mikel Irigoyen, Fernando Ruipérez, Jon M. Matxain
    Place: Vigo, Spain
    Date: June 2019

Publication List

  1. M. Irigoyen, A. Fernandez, A. Ruiz, F. Ruipérez, J. M. Matxain, “Diselenide Bonds as an Alternative to Outperform the Efficiency of Disulfides in Self-Healing Materials” J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84 (7), pp 4200–4210.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b00014
  2. A. Erice, I. Azcune, A. Ruiz de Luzuriaga, F. Ruipérez, M. Irigoyen, J. M. Matxain, J. M. Asua, H. J. Grande, A. Rekondo, “Effect of Regioisomerism on Processability and MechanicalProperties of Amine/Urea Exchange Based Poly(urea-urethane)Vitrimers” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, Online (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00589
  3. M. Irigoyen, J. M. Matxain, F. Ruipérez, “Effect of Molecular Structure in the Chain Mobility of Dichalcogenide-Based Polymers with Self-Healing Capacity”, Polymers, 11 (12), 1960 (2019). DOI: 10.3390/polym11121960

Contact

Polymer Science and Technology Department, Faculty of Chemistry,
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU),
Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 3, 20018.
Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

email: mikel.irigoyen@polymat.eu
Tel:+34 943 01 5341