Maite Maguregui Hernando

Maite Maguregui Hernando


Associate professor

PhD Chemistry (UPV/EHU)
Faculty of Science & Technology

Bachelor’s in Chemistry, MSc in Environmental Pollution and Toxicology and PhD (Cum Laude, extraordinary award) from the UPV/EHU.

Interim Labor Professor in the Faculty of Chemistry (2010-2012), assistant professor (2012) and associate professor (since 2019) in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the UPV/EHU. Her teaching activities involve the degrees of Food Science and Technology, Environmental Sciences, the master in Forensic Analysis and the PhD Programm “Interdisciplinary Scientific Strategues in Cultural Heritage and Landscape”.

Her research is mainly focused in the application of chemistry to the study and conservation of the cultural heritage. She develops non-invasive methodologies to both the direct study and the analysis of cultural heritage samples, modelling and explaining their deterioration processes to propose adequate conservation strategies. In this field, she is leading research projects looking for the development of eco-friendly materials mainly based on biopolymers. It is worth to mention her participation in scientific research in regions such as Pompeya, Machu Picchu and relevant art works of Edvard Munch.

Until April 2023, she has authores 94 scientific papers, she has supervised 11 MSc thesis, 4 PhD thesis and she is currently supervising 3 PhD projects (2 of them co-supervised together with UPPAA and UiO).

She also has been PI of research projects in the European Synchrotron Radiation Facilities (ESRF) of Grenoble and in the Ion Beam Laboratory of the ETH Zürich. Since 2022, she participates as researcher in the “Historical Materials BAG” of ESRF. She is representative of the RSEQ, secretary in the “Working Party Chemistry for Cultural Heritage” of the EuChemS and president of the research group “Grupo Especializado Química Para el Estudio y Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural” of the RSEQ.