As the end of his secondment approaches, IONBIKE secondee Matias Picchio, an experienced researcher from CONICET – Universidad de Santa Fe, was invited to deliver a lecture within the POLYMAT seminar series 2021/2022. The title of Matias´talk was “Natual deep eutectic solvents as emerging low-cost electrolytes for seigning ionic soft materials”. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the POLYMAT community, Matias!

Busy secondment times at UPV/EHU 🙂 Ana Aguzin (pictured left) , an ESR from CONICET-Universidad del Litoral (Argentina) has recently joined the Innovative Polymers Group of David Mecerreyes at POLYMAT (Spain). Her colleague Matias Picchio (pictured right), who is slowly moving towards the end of his secondment, welcomed her at this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Bienvenida, Ana, have a great time in Donostia-San Sebastián!

UPV/EHU is delighted to welcome Gonzalo Cagnetta as one of the first IONBIKE secondees of 2022. Gonzalo, an ESR from CONICET-Universidad de Rio Cuarto (Argentina) will be spending 6 months under the supervision of David Mecerreyes at POLYMAT (Spain). His research activity will focus on the synthesis and characterisation of conjugated polymers for application in bioelectronics. We wish you a fruitful secondment, Gonzalo! Bienvenido 🙂