Institute of Polymers Science and Technology
Dr. Nekane Guarrotxena earned her PhD in chemistry from the University of Complutense, Madrid-Spain in 1994. She held post-doctoral research positions at the EcoleNationaleSuperieured´ArtsetMetiers, Paris-France (1994-1995) and the University of ScienceII, Montpellier-France (1995-1997). She was the Vice-Director of the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP)-CSIC (2001-2005). From 2008-2011, she was visiting professor in the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Materials at University of California, Santa Barbara-USA and the CaSTL at University of California, Irvine-USA. She is currently Research Scientist at the Institute of Polymers Science and Technology, CSIC-Spain. She has been involved for several years on the dissemination of Science and Technology of Polymers-plastics (where she served as a member of Scientific Committee of Escuela de Plasticos y Caucho and FOCITEC or Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology). She is Editorial Board member of the Polymer Research and ISRN journals. Her studies have been published in more than 55 peer-reviewed publications, 2 books (also co-editor) and 21 book chapters. Her research interest focuses on the synthesis and assembly of hybrid nanomaterials, nanoplasmonics, and their uses in nanobiotechnology applications (bioimaging, drug delivery, therapy and biosensing).