Lab crew

Iñigo Aguirre de Carcer was born in Bloomington (IN, USA), in 1976. He graduated in Chemistry (Organic) at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain in 2000. He continued his studies at the University of Washington (UW), obtaining a Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry in 2008. After a short stage at the Nanoscience and Molecular Materials Lab back at UAM, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Aeronautical Technical Engineering (EUTIA), Madrid Technical University (UPM). He was appointed assistant Professor of Chemistry and Material Science at the Department of Aerospace Materials and Production (ETSIAE, UPM) in 2016.  His research interests lay at the use of organic and inorganic syntheses to probe structure function relationships in metalloenzimes and proteins.

Mª Amor started her chemical studies at the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) after transferring to Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2008. After receiving a master’s Degree in polymer science in 2012 (UNED) she continued her graduate research studies at Madrid Technical University (UPM) in the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites, graduating with a PhD in chemistry in 2017. She is currently a technical staff member at the Department of Materials and Aerospace Production (UPM). Her research interests are focused on the applications of polymeric materials in the field of nanomedicine.

Jorge Parra Nieto was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1996.
He graduated in Chemistry and completed his Master in Science and Chemical Technology
at Universidad Complutense de Madrid working in the preparation and characterization of
nanomaterials and their use both as signaling elements in optical or electrochemical sensors,
and as smart delivery sistems.
Nowadays, he has started his PhD in the group developing stimuli-responsive nanoassemblies capable to trigger self-sustained immune responses in antitumoral therapy.

Sara Álvarez Roccaforte was born in the Canary Islands and is currently finishing her studies in Biotechnology at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has always been focused on the health field, developing new interests in nanotechnology. She has joined to the group as graduate student. Her Research Project is focused on the development of targeted protocells able to selectively destroy tumor associated macrophages with the goal to restore the inmunity response in Neuroblastoma tumors.

Ángel Vela Cruz is an Aeroespace Engineering student at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He focuses the acquisition of knowledge in fields, such as organic chemistry, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterial and nanotechnology. His research project is focused on the development of a microfluidic-based platform to allows the easy-to-tune production of nanoassemblies with a controlled size distribution”

Alan Trujillo was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1999. He is a Biotechnology student of the sanitary branch at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has joined to the group as graduate student. His Research Project is focused on the development of targeted protocells able to induce inmunogenic cell death in tumoral cells with the aim to trigger potent and self-sustained inmune responses in Neuroblastoma tumors.

Andrea de la Viuda was born in A Coruña in 1999. She is a Materials Engineer student at the Politechnic University of Madrid. She as joined to the group as graduate student. Her Researh Project is focused on the development of polymeric nanocapsules for the activation of antigen presenting cells in neuroblastoma immunotherapy.