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Irune Villaluenga

Energy Storage Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 33R0146
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 33-0122L
(510) 486-2058

Irune Villaluenga received her PhD in Chemistry in 2010 from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) for research carried out at Tecnalia Research & Innovation. During her PhD she investigated TiO2 nanoparticles and coatings for air and water purification and undertook internships at the University of Stockholm (Sweden) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan). After her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of the Basque Country and CIC Energigune in the field of novel polymer electrolytes for batteries under the guidance of Professor Michel Armand and Professor Teofilo Rojo. Dr. Villaluenga continued his study of electrolytes for batteries at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she is now postdoctoral researcher under the guidance of Professor Nitash Balsara. Her current research is focused on block copolymers with hybrid nanoparticles to obtain polymer electrolytes with good mechanical properties, keeping good ionic conductivities for lithium ion batteries.