Polymeric Membranes and Coatings (pmc) Group

Objectives

The PMC Group is a transdisciplinary team with two main research lines:

1. Barrier materials for separations and sensing by combining synthetic polymer membranes with emerging materials and biomolecules.

The apparent aim is to develop tunable, highly-selective and versatile interfaces; the underlying driving force is to understand interactions between molecules and ultimately the concept of selectivity. Current research topics comprise:

  • Mono- and multicomponent membranes for gas separation based on biodegradable polymers, including polymer blends, polymer hybrids and polymer/ room-temperature ionic liquids.
  • High barrier materials to oxygen and water vapour.
  • Membrane free volume determination by Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (PALS) and its correlation with transport and separation properties.
  • Oligonucleic acid-functionalized stimuli-responsive membranes.
  • Biomolecules in room-temperature ionic liquids for sensing and separations.
  • Room-temperature ionic liquid based sensors
  • Membrane separations for microreactor systems

2.  Modified polymeric coatings with tunable capacities.

Different strategies are used to prepare and characterize polymeric surfaces with morphologies and coatings appropriate to high value-added applications such as:

  • Stimuli responsive, self healing and self cleaning coatings mainly based on waterborne polyurethanes.
  • Efficient strategies to produce antibiofouling membranes and coatings.
  • Advanced experimental techniques for surface characterization (QCM-D and SPR).
  • Electrospinning of polymer solutions for applications such as controlled drug release, tissue engineering,...
  • Polyurethane foams with improved fire resistance.

Members

Permanent members
Dr. Juan J. Iruin, Professor
Dr. María J. Fernández-Berridi,  Associate Professor
Dr. Cristina Uriarte, Associate Professor
Dr. Marian Iriarte, Associate Professor
Dr. Agustín Etxeberría, Associate Professor
Dr. Lourdes Irusta, Associate Professor
Dr. Alba González, Permanent Researcher
Dr. Thomas Schäfer. Ikerbasque Research Professor (from POLYMAT NanoBioSeparations Group)


PostDocs, PhD Students and Collaborators
Dr. Belén Serrano
Dr. Frank J. Hernandez
Roberto Hernández
Alex Santiago
Oihane Llorente
June Aizpurua
Ane Zabala
Ainara Sangroniz
Ana Corres
Isabel Machado

 

Recent and Current Research Projects

  • SUPERFICIES HÍBRIDAS BIOCOMPATIBLES PARA APLICACIONES BIOTECNOLÓGICAS: EFECTOS DE LA RIGIDEZ, HIGROSCOPICIDAD Y TOPOGRAFÍA DEL SUBSTRATO POLIMÉRICO BIODEGRADABLE EN EL COMPORTAMIENTO CELULAR
    Subproyecto: nuevos sistemas de mezcla de polímeros biodegradables con higroscopicidad, propiedades mecánicas y biodegradabilidad predeterminadas
    P.I. : José Ramón SARASUA
    Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
    Enero 2011 – Diciembre 2013
  • GRUPO CONSOLIDADO Y DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO DE LA EHU-UPV
    P.I.: Juan J. IRUIN
    GOBIERNO VASCO
    2013-2018
  • SÍNTESIS DE ADHESIVOS EN MEDIOS DISPERSOS
    P.I.: José R. LEIZA, Jose M. ASUA y M. José FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI
    ORIBAY MIRROR BUTTONS, S.L.
    June 2013 – June 2014 
  • MICROPARTÍCULAS POLIMÉRICAS COMO REFUERZO DE ADHESIVOS
    P.I.: José R. LEIZA, Jose M. ASUA and  M. José FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI
    ORIBAY MIRROR BUTTONS, S.L.
    December 2014 – November 2015 
  • MICROENCAPSULACIÓN DE AGENTES DE CURADO
    P.I. : José R. LEIZA, Jose M. ASUA and M. José FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI
    ORIBAY MIRROR BUTTONS, S.L.
    November 2013 – May 2016 
  • SÍNTESIS Y PROPIEDADES DE UN ADHESIVO REVERSIBLE PARA SUJECIÓN DE PIEZAS EN TRABAJOS DE MECANIZADO
    P.I. : José R. LEIZA and Mª José FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI
    FRESMAK
    March 2014 – April 2016
  • MIXED-MATRIX MEMBRANES FOR FINE CHEMICAL DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING (MATRIX)
    P.I. : Thomas SCHÄFER
    EUROPEAN RESEARCH COMISSION. IDEAS Starting Grant
    2008-2014
  • SMART STIMULI RESPONSIVE POLYURETHANE INTERFACES
    P.I. : Dr. Thomas SCHÄFER
    MINISTERIO DE ECONOMÍA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
    2014 - 2016
  • SÍNTESIS Y CARACTERIZACIÓN DE UNA NUEVA GENERACIÓN DE COPOLÍMEROS BIODEGRADABLES Y SU ESTUDIO DE MISCIBILIDAD CON MOLÉCULAS BIOLÓGICAMENTE ACTIVAS
    P.I.: José R. SARASUA / Emilio MEAURIO
    MINECO
    2014 – 2016
  • ACCIÓN COST
    P.I. : Dr. Thomas SCHÄFER.
    EUROPEAN UNION
    2014-2015
  • CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LOS FENÓMENOS DE ADSORCIÓN EN LA TECNOLOGÍA DE MEMBRANAS E INGENIERÍA DE TEJIDOS
    P.I.: Thomas SCHÄFER
    DIPUTACIÓN FORAL DE GIPUZKOA
    2012 –2013
  • NANOMATERIALES MACROMOLECULARES HIBRIDOS DE PROPIEDADES ESPECIFICAS ORIENTADAS A APLICACIONES INDUSTRIALES
    P.I. : José Ignacio EGUIAZABAL
    MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN
    2011 - 2013
  • DESARROLLO DE CATALIZADORES ESTRUCTURADOS PARA PROCESADO DE COMBUSTIBLES
    P.I.: Lourdes IRUSTA
    Gobierno Vasco
    2013
  • PREPARACIÓN Y CARACTERIZACIÓN DE MEMBRANAS POLIMÉRICAS MULTICOMPONENTE PARA MATERIALES BARRERA Y PROCESOS DE SEPARACIÓN
    P.I. : Juan J. IRUIN
    GV (Programa Saiotek 2011)
    2011-2012
  • SISTEMAS BASADOS EN MEMBRANAS PARA LA REUTILIZACIÓN DE AGUA: INFLUENCIA DE MICROCONTAMINANTES EN LA COLMATACIÓN DE MEMBRANAS
    P.I. : Thomas SCHÄFER
    CTP (Comunidad de Trabajo de los Pirineos)
    Enero 2011 – Diciembre 2013
  • "INVESTIGACION ESTRATEGICA EN NANOCIENCIA Y NANOTECNOLOGIA INTEGRADA EN EL CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN NANOCIENCIAS CIC NANOGUNE (iNANOGUNE)"
    P.I. : José María ASUA (POLYMAT)
    GOBIERNO VASCO
    2008 - 2010
     

Recent and forthcoming papers

  • H. SARDON, A. GONZÁLEZ, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI and L. IRUSTA, "Oxygen Barrier Properties of Waterborne Polyurethane/Silica Hybrids". JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE PART B PHYSICS 54, 711-721 (2015).
  • J. FERNÁNDEZ, A. ETXEBERRIA, J. R. SARASUA, "Crystallization and melting behaviour of poly(ε-caprolactone-co-δ-valerolactone) and poly(ε-caprolactone-co-L-Lactide) copolymers with novel chain microstructures".  JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE 132, 425-434 (2015).
  • A. IREGUI, L. IRUSTA, L. MARTIN, and A. GONZÁLEZ, "Biodegradable copolyester fibers by solution electrospinning". JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS 3, 44-48 (2015).
  • A. SANTIAGO, L. MARTIN, J.J. IRUIN, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, A. GONZÁLEZ and  L. IRUSTA, "Microphase separation and hydrophobicity of urethane/siloxane copolymers with low siloxane content". PROGRESS IN ORGANIC COATINGS 77, 798-802 (2014).
  • H. SARDON, L. IRUSTA, R. H. AGUIRRESAROBE, M. J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, "Polymer/silica nanohybrids by means of tetraethoxysilane sol-gel condensation onto waterborne polyurethane particles". PROGRESS IN ORGANIC COATINGS 77, 1436-1442 (2014).
  • R. H. AGUIRRESAROBE, L. IRUSTA, M. J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, "UV-Light responsable waterborne polyurethane based on coumarin: synthesis and kinetics of reversible chain extension". JOURNAL OF POLYMER RESEARCH 21, 505-513 (2014).
  • N. BALLARD, J. URRUTIA, S. EIZAGIRRE, T. SCHÄFER, G. DIACONU, J.C. DE LA CAL, J.M. ASUA, "Surfactant kinetics and their importance in nucleation events in (mini) emulsion polymerization revealed by quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring". LANGMUIR 30, 9053-9062 (2014).
  • I. MACHADO, V. C. ÖZALP, E. REZABAL, T. SCHÄFER, "DNA aptamers are functional molecular recognition sensors in protic ionic liquids". CHEMISTRY. A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 20, 11820–11825 (2014) .
  • G. DIACONU, T. SCHÄFER, "Sensing Techniques Involving Thin Films for Studying Biomolecular Interactions and Membrane Fouling Phenomena"
in: "Smart Membranes and Sensors: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications". Edited by A. Gugliuzza, Scrivener-Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-118-42379-0 (2014).
  • M.B. SERRANO-SANTOS, A. CORRES ORTEGA, T. SCHÄFER, "Interfaces Based on Carbon Nanotubes and Ionic Liquids as Sensing Membranes" in: "Smart Membranes and Sensors: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications". Edited by A. Gugliuzza, Scrivener-Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-118-42379-0 (2014).
  • V.C. ÖZALP, A. PINTO, T. SCHÄFER,
"In situ Monitoring of Nucleic Acid Mechanical Movements on the Surface of Silica Nanoparticles",
PARTICLE & PARTICLE SYSTEMS CHARACTERIZATION 31, 161-167 (2014).
  • A. LEJARDI, R. HERNÁNDEZ, M. CRIADO, J. I. SANTOS, A. ETXEBARRIA, J. R. SARASUA, C. MIJANGOS, "Novel hydrogels of chitosan and poly(vinyl alcohol)-g-poly(glycolic acid) copolymer with enhanced rheological properties". CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS 103, 267-273 (2014)
  • J. FERNÁNDEZ, A. LARRAÑAGA, A. ETXEBERRIA, J. R. SARASUA, "Tensile behavior and dynamic mechanical analysis of poly(lactide-d-valeroctone) statistical copolymers". JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS 35, 39-50 (2014).
  • J. FERNÁNDEZ, A. LARRAÑAGA, A. ETXEBERRÍA, J. R. SARASUA, "Crystallization and its effect on the mechanical properties of a medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate". JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS 39, 87-94 (2014).
  • J. FERNÁNDEZ, A. LARRAÑAGA, A. ETXEBERRIA, W. WANG, J. R. SARASUA, "A new generation of poly(lactide/ε-caprolactone) polymeric biomaterials for application in the medical field". JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH: PART A 102, 3573-3584 (2014).
  • A. SANGRONIZ, M. IRIARTE, A. ETXEBERRIA, "Poli(butilen adipato-ko-tereftalato)/fenoxi sistemaren nahaskortasuna eta hesi-propietateen aldaketa". EKAIA 27, 181-192 (2014).
  • H. BOURARA, S. HADJOUT, Z. BENABDELGHANI, A. ETXEBERRIA, "Miscibility and hydrogen bonding in blends of
  • poly(4-vinylphenol)/poly(vinyl methyl ketone)". POLYMERS 6, 2752-2763 (2014).
  • H. SARDON, L. IRUSTA, A. GONZALEZ and M.J. FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI, "Waterborne hybrid polyurethane coatings functionalized with (3-aminopropyl) triethylsilane: Adhesion properties". PROGRESS IN ORGANIC COATINGS 76, 1230-1235 (2013).
  • F. CADENA, L. IRUSTA and M.J. FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI, "Performance evaluation of alkyd coatings for corrosion protection in urban and industrial environments". PROGRESS IN ORGANIC COATINGS 76, 1273-1278 (2013).
  • T. SCHÄFER, M.B. SERRANO-SANTOS, V.C. ÖZALP, 
"Oligonucleic Acids ("aptamers") for Designing Stimuli-Responsive Membranes" 
in: "Responsive Membranes and Materials", Eds. D. Bhattacharyya and T. Schäfer, Co. Eds. R. R. Wickramasinghe, S. Daunert, John Wiley & Sons, 10-40, ISBN 978-0-470-97430-8 (2013).
  • D. BHATTACHARYYA, T. SCHÄFER, R.R. WICKRAMASINGHE, S. DAUNERT
, "Highlights of Responsive Membranes" 
in: "Responsive Membranes and Materials", Eds. D. Bhattacharyya and T. Schäfer, Co. Eds. R. R. Wickramasinghe, S. Daunert, John Wiley & Sons, 5-10, ISBN 978-0-470-97430-8 (2013).
  • L.I. HERNANDEZ, K. STOCKDALE, F.J. HERNANDEZ, A.J. KLINGELHUTZ, J.O. McNAMARA, P.H. GIANGRANDE, 
"Methods for evaluating cell-specific, cell-internalizing RNA aptamers".
PHARMACEUTICALS, 6, 295-319, (2013).
  • F.J. HERNANDEZ, L.I. HERNANDEZ, A. PINTO, T. SCHÄFER, V.C. ÖZALP,
"Targeting Cancer Cells with Controlled Release Nanocapsules based on a Single Aptamer".
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 1285-1287, (2013).
  • E. REZABAL, T. SCHÄFER,
"A First Principle Approach to Solvation by Methylimidazolium Based Ionic Liquids". JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY  B, 117, 553-562, (2013).
  • J. FERNANDEZ, A. LARRAÑAGA, A. ETXEBERRIA, J.R. SARASUA, "Effects of chain microstructures and derived crystallization capability on hydrolytic degradation of poly (L-lactide / ε-caprolactone) copolymers". POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY 98, 481-489 (2013).
  • A. AGIRRE, J. I. SANTOS, A. ETXEBERRIA, J. R. LEIZA, "Polymerization of n-Butyl Acrylate with Large Concentration of Chain Transfer Agent (CBr4): Detailed Characterization by 1D and 2D NMR, SEC/MALS, Maldi-ToF and Impact on Branching". POLYMER CHEMISTRY 4, 2062-2079 (2013).
  • J. FERNANDEZ, E. MEAURIO, A. CHAOS, A. ETXEBARRIA, A. ALONSO - VARONA, J. R. SARASUA, "Synthesis and characterization of poly (L-lactide / ε-caprolactone) statistical copolymers with well resolved chain microstructures". POLYMER 54, 2621-2631 (2013).
  • J. FERNANDEZ, A. ETXEBARRIA, J. R. SARASUA, "Effects of repeat unit sequence distribution and residual catalyst on thermal degradation of poly (L-lactide / ε-caprolactone) statistical copolymers". POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY 98, 1293-1299 (2013).
  • Ch. BELABED, A. ABDI, Z. BENABDELGHANI, G. REKHILA, A. ETXEBARRIA, M. TRARI, "Photoelectrochemical Properties of Doped Polyaniline: Application to Hydrogen Photoproduction". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY 38, 6593-6599 (2013).
  • A. SANCHEZ-SANCHEZ, S. AKBARI,  A. ETXEBERRIA, A. ARBE, U. GASSER, A. MORENO, J. COLMENERO, J. A. POMPOSO, "Michael Nanocarriers Mimicking Transient-Binding Disordered Proteins". ACS MACRO LETTERS 2, 491-495 (2013).
  • A. SARALEGI, A. ETXEBERRIA, B. FERNANDEZ-D'ARLAS, I. MONDRAGON, A. ECEIZA, M. A. CORCUERA, "Effect of H12MDI isomer composition on mechanical and physico-chemical properties of polyurethanes based on amorphous and semicrystalline soft segments". POLYMER BULLETIN 70, 2193-2210 (2013).
  • L. MARTIN, L. IRUSTA, A. GONZÁLEZ, G. KORTABERRIA and A. TERCJAK, "Tailored morphologies of Poly(styrene-block-butadiene-block-methyl methacrylate) triblock copolymers and their blends with polystyrene homopolymers". MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA  321-322, 124-129 (2012)
  • F. CADENA, F. QUIROZ, L. IRUSTA, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, "Manual de plásticos de invernadero". ISBN: 978-9978-383-21-6 Quito (Ecuador), 2012.
  • A. SANTIAGO, A. GONZÁLEZ, J.J. IRUIN, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, M.E. MUÑOZ and L. IRUSTA, "Urethane/Siloxane Copolymers with hydrophobic Properties". MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA  321-322, 150-154 (2012).
  • H. SARDON, L, IRUSTA, P. SANTAMARIA and M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, "Thermal and mechanical behaviour of self curable waterborne hybrid polyurethanes functionalized with (3-aminopropyl) triethoxysilane (APTES)". JOURNAL OF POLYMER RESEARCH  19, 9956-9965 (2012).
  • R.H. AGUIRRESAROBE, L. IRUSTA and M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, "Application of TGA/FTIR to the study of the thermal degradation mechanism of silanized Poly (ether-urethanes)".  POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY 97, 1671-1679 (2012).
  • A. SANTIAGO, A. GONZALEZ, J.J. IRUIN, M.J. FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI  and L. IRUSTA, "Preparation of superhydrophobic silica nanoparticles by microwave assisted sol-gel process". JOURNAL OF SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 61, 8-13 (2012).
  • J. FERNANDEZ, A. ETXEBERRIA, J. M. UGARTEMENDIA, S. PETISCO, J. R. SARASUA, "Effects of chain microstructures on mechanical behaviour and aging of a poly(l-lactide-co--caprolactone) biomedical thermoplastic-elastomer". JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS 12, 29-38 (2012).
  • C. BELABED, Z. BENABDELGHANI, A. GRANADO, A. ETXEBERRIA, "Miscibility and specific interactions in blends of poly(4-vinylphenol-co-methyl methacrylate)/poly(styrene-co-4-vinylpyridine)". JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE 125, 3811-3819 (2012).
  • Z. BENABDELGHANI, A. ETXEBERRIA, "Hydrogen bonds in blends of poly (vinylphenol-co-methylmethacrylate) / poly (vinyl methyl ketone)". MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA 321-322, 170-174 (2012).
  • Z. BENABDELGHANI, CH. BELABED, A. ETXEBERRIA, "Thermodynamic study of blends of poly(4-vinylphenol-co-methyl methacrylate)/poly(styrene-co-4-vinylpyridine) by Inverse Gas Chromatography". MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA 321-322, 175-178 (2012).
  • S. ECEOLAZA, M. IRIARTE, C. URIARTE, J. DEL RIO, A. ETXEBERRIA, "influence of the organic compounds addition in the polymer free volume, gas sorption and diffusion". EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL 48, 1218-1229 (2012).
  • A. CHAOS, J. M. GARCÍA, M. IRIARTE, J. FERNÁNDEZ, J. R. SARASUA, A. ETXEBERRIA, "MISCIBILITY AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF POLY(LACTIDE)/PHENOXY SYSTEM". MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA 321-322, 20-24 (2012).
  • A. LEJARDI, A. ETXEBERRIA, E. MEAURIO and J.R. SARASUA, "Novel Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)-g-Poly(Hydroxy Acid) Copolymers: Synthesis and Characterization". POLYMER 53, 50-59 (2012).
  • J. FERNANDEZ, A. ETXEBERRIA and J.R. SARASUA, "Synthesis, structure and properties of Poly (L-lactide-co-caprolactone)". JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS 9, 100-112 (2012).
  • F. CADENA, N. CARRANZA, A. CAZAR, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, L. IRUSTA, F. QUIROZ and A. TERÁN, "Reciclaje mecánico de residuos plásticos de invernaderos". REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE POLÍMEROS 13 (1), 1-10 (2012).
  • M. A. ABOUDZADEH, M. E. MUÑOZ, A. SANTAMARIA, M. J. FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI, L. IRUSTA and D. MECERREYES, "Synthesis and Rheological Behavior of Supramolecular Ionic Networks Based on Citric Acid and Aliphatic Diamines". MACROMOLECULES 45,7599-7606 (2012).
  • T. SCHÄFER, V.C., ÖZALP,
"Aptamer-Nanoparticle Bioconjugates for Drug Delivery"
in: The Delivery of Nanoparticles, Abbass A. Hashim (Ed.), InTech, 133-148, ISBN: 978-953-51-0615-9 (2012).
  • M.B. SERRANO-SANTOS, E. LLOBET, V.C., ÖZALP, T. SCHÄFER,
"Characterization of Structural Changes in Aptamer Films for Controlled Release Nanodevices. 
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS 48, 10087-10089 (2012).
  • M.B. SERRANO-SANTOS, E. LLOBET, T. SCHÄFER,
"Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Measurement for Proving the Potential of Ionic Liquids as Selective Sensing Materials".
PRO ENG, 25, 1169 – 1172 (2011).
  • V.C., ÖZALP, T. SCHÄFER,
"Aptamer-Based Switchable Nanovalves for Stimuli-Responsive Drug Delivery".
CHEMISTRY. A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 11, 9893–9896, (2011).
  • O. URRESTI, A. GONZALEZ, M.J. FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI, J.J. IRUIN and L. IRUSTA, "Oxygen permeability through poly (ethylene-co-vinyl acetate)/clay nanocomposites prepared by microwave irradiation". JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE 373, 173-177 (2011).
  • A. BENABDELGHANI, A. ETXEBERRIA, "The phase behavior and thermal stability of blends of poly(styrene-co-methacrylic acid)/poly(styrene-co-4-vinylpyridine)". JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE 121, 462-468 (2011).
  • J. A. POMPOSO, A. RUIZ DE LUZURIAGA, I. GARCÍA, A. ETXEBERRIA, J. COLMENERO, "A nanotechnology pathway to arresting phase separation in soft nanocomposites". MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS 32, 573-578 (2011).
  • L. BURUAGA, A. GONZALEZ, L. IRUSTA and J.J. IRUIN, "Production of Hydrophobic Surfaces in Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymers Using Polymer Solution Electrospinning".  JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE 120, 1520-1524 (2011).
  • H. SARDON, L. IRUSTA, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, J. LUNA, M. LANSALOT and E. BOURGEAT-LAMI, "Waterborne polyurethane dispersions obtained by the acetone process: A study of colloidal features". JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE 120, 2054-2064 (2011).
  • L. BURUAGA, H. SARDON, L. IRUSTA, A. GONZÁLEZ, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI and J.J. IRUIN , "Electrospinning of waterborne polyurethanes".
    JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE  115, 1176-1179 (2010).
  • E. MILY, A. GONZÁLEZ, J.J. IRUIN, L. IRUSTA, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, "Silica nanoparticles obtained by microwave assisted sol-gel process: multivariate analysis of the size and conversion dependence".
    JOURNAL OF SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 53, 667-672 (2010).
  • J. DEL RIO, A. ETXEBERRIA, N. LOPEZ-RODRIGUEZ, E. LIZUNDIA and J.R. SARASUA, "A PALS contribution to the Supramolecular Structure of Poly (L-lactide)". MACROMOLECULES 43, 4698-4707 (2010).
  • H. SARDON, L. IRUSTA, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRID, M. LANSALOT and E. BOURGEAT-LAMI, "Synthesis of room temperature self-curable waterborne hybrid polyurethanes functionalized with (3-aminopropyl)trietoxysilane (APTES)". POLYMER 51, 5051-5057 (2010).
  • J.J. IRUIN, "Gastronomía Molecular". SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE BIOQUIMICA Y BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR 166, 6-11 (2010).
  • A. REKONDO, L. IRUSTA AND M. J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, "Characterization of silanized poly(ether-urethane) hybrid systems using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)". JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY 101, 331-337 (2010).
  • A. GONZALEZ, M. PENEDO, E. MAURIS, L. IRUSTA, M.J. FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI and J.J. IRUIN , "Pyrolisis Analysis of different Cuban natural fibers by TGA and GC/FTIR". BIOMASS AND BIOENERGY 34, 1573-1577 (2010).
  • L. IRUSTA, A. GONZALEZ, M.J. FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI, J.J. IRUIN, J.M. ASUA, I. ALBIZU, A. IBARZABAL, A. SALMERON, E. ESPI, A. FONTECHA, Y. GARCIA, A.I. REAL , "Migración of antifog Additives in Agricultural Films of Low-Density Polyethylene and Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymers". JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE 111, 2299-2307 (2009).
  • A. RUIZ DE LUZURIAGA, I. GARCÍA, D. MECERREYES, A. ETXEBERRIA, J. A. POMPOSO, "Design and stabilization of block copolymer micelles via phenol–pyridine hydrogen-bonding interactions". POLYMER 51, 1355-1362 (2010).
  • A. RUIZ DE LUZURIAGA, J. A. POMPOSO, H. GRANDE, A. ETXEBERRIA, "Kinetics of core-shell nanoparticle formation by two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance". MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATION 30, 935 (2009).
  • A. LEJARDI, E. MEAURIO, N. MONASTERIO, E. ZUZA, A. ETXEBERRIA, J. R. SARASUA, "Improving the compatibility of poly(ε-caprolactone)(poly(vinyl alcohol) blends". SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE 2957 (2009).
  • S. MONTES, H. GRANDE, A, ETXEBERRIA, J. A. POMPOSO, "Miscibility Enhancement in All-Polymer Nanocomposites Composed of Weakly-Charged Flexible Chains and Polar Nanoparticles".
    JOURNAL OF NANO RESEARCH 6, 123 (2009).
  • S. ECEOLAZA, M. IRIARTE, C. URIARTE, A. ETXEBERRIA, "Barrier property enhancement of PA 6 by blending with a poly  hydroxyamino - ether resin".
    JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE: PART B: POLYMER PHYSICS 47, 1625-1634 (2009).
  • L. BURUAGA, A. GONZALEZ and J.J. IRUIN , "Electrospinning of poly (2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)". JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 44, 3186-3191 (2009).
  • F. ALCAIDE, G. ALVAREZ, L. GAMBORENA, J.J. IRUIN, O. MIGUEL and J.A. BLAZQUEZ, "Proton-conducting membranes from phosphotungstic acid-doped sulfonated polyimide for direct methanol fuel cell applications". POLYMER BULLETIN 62, 813-827(2009).
  • L. BURUAGA, M.E. MUÑOZ, L. IRUSTA, A. GONZALEZ and J.J. IRUIN, "Role of Specific Interactions on fiber formation in the electrospinning of poly(vinyl phenol)/poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) blend solutions". JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE 114, 2922-2928 (2009).
  • I. BERRA, L. IRUSTA, M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI and Y.R. DE MIGUEL, "Comparison of synthetic procedures for the preparation of sol-gel derived phenoxy-silica hybrid materials". JOURNAL OF SOL GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 49, 19-28 (2009).
  • H. SARDON, L. IRUSTA and M.J. FERNÁNDEZ-BERRIDI, "Synthesis of isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) based waterborne polyurethanes: Comparison between zirconium and tin catalysts in the polymerizaion process". PROGRESS IN ORGANIC COATINGS 66, 291-295 (2009).
  • G. MENDIKUTE, L. IRUSTA and M.J. FERNÁNDEZ BERRIDI , "Infrared study of the photochemical behaviour of aromatic poly (ether urethanes). The effect of various stabilizers." . e-POLYMERS article number 125 (2009).

Contacting us

If you need further information, please contact:
Prof. Lourdes IRUSTA
Voice: +34 943 015351 
Fax: +34 943 015270
E-mail:  lourdes.irusta@ehu.eus

Postal Address: 
Facultad de Química
UPV/EHU 
P.O. Box 1072 
20080 SAN SEBASTIAN (Spain)