Presentation: New findings in polyethylene single crystals
Juan F. Vega obtained his degree in Macromolecular Chemistry in 1992 and his PhD in Chemistry in 1998 at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU, San Sebastián). He then spent three years at the Institute of the Structure of Matter (IEM-CSIC, Madrid) working as a Postdoc on rheology and solid state properties of polymers. In 2002, he left Madrid to take on a Postdoc position at Teschniche Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e, The Netherlands) where he continued working on the rheological properties of polymers. In 2006, he received a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship, and in 2008 he returned to the IEM-CSIC where he now holds a position as research scientist. Dr. Vega is currently working on melt polymer dynamics, polymer crystallization and hydrodynamics of (bio)macromolecules combining experiments and simulations.