Dr Virginia Saez

 Research Fellow

Virginia Saez

Phone: 01212045306

Email: v.saez@aston.ac.uk

Room: L31

  •  2007 - Master Degree in Management of Innovation and Technology. University of Deusto-Inasmet Foundation.
  • 2006 - One year Post-Doc Research Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
  • 2002-2006 - PhD in Chemistry of Materials and Surfaces. University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • 2000-2001 - MChem in Physical Chemistry. University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • 1995-2001- BChem in Physical Chemistry (speciality in Macromolecules) University of the Basque Country (Spain)


  •  January 2011 – April 2013. Tecnalia Research & Innovation Researcher in polymer chemistry: biomaterials and nanoparticles for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Interactions with cells.
  • September 2005 – December 2010. Inasmet-Tecnalia Researcher in biomaterials and cell culture for biomedical applications
  • January 2006 – December 2006.Post-doc for 1 year in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University directed by Prof.Jennifer Elisseeff.  


  •  2001-2005. Assistant professor of Physical Chemistry for undergraduate students at the University of the Basque Country (Spain).        
  • 2003.C.A.P. Teaching Degree: Assistant teacher in San Jose HH Carmelitas High School (Spain)


  •  Biomaterials for contact lenses development and properties improvement  synthesis, characterization, nanopatterning and functionalization with peptides and biomolecules of new biomaterials: hydrogels, nanogels, nanoparticles, polymeric films, porous scaffolds, etc.
  • In vitro studies: citotoxicity, biocompatibility and biodegradation of polymeric materials.
  • Controlled drug release studies from synthetic matrices.


Marie Curie Intra-European postdoctoral research fellowship. 2013-2015.
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