Dr. José-María Sansiñena is a Postdoc at the NDEAA Group. He joined the Group on January 10, 2000 to work in the development of Artificial Muscles based on Electroactive Polymers usable inrobotic devices. Dr. Sansiñena received his B.Sc. in Chemistry (Polymer Materials option) in 1993, M.Sc. (Polypyrrole/Polystyrene-Sulphonate Electrogeneration and Properties in Aqueous Solution) in 1994 and Ph.D. (Artificial Muscles: Electrochemomechanical Devices Based on Conducting Polymers) in 1998 from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastián, Spain. His work experience includes: (1993-1994) Scientific Collaborator in the Laboratory of Electrochemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry in San Sebastián, which involved both electrogeneration and properties studies of Conducting Polymers. (1993-1998) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Holder by the Basque Government in the Department of Polymer Science and Technology of the Faculty of Chemistry in San Sebastián, which involved the development of Artificial Muscles based on Conducting Polymers. (January-May of 1997) Visitor Research in the Laboratory of Conducting Polymers of the Institute of Chemistry at the UNICAMP University, Brazil, where he collaborated in the development of the first Artificial Muscle based on a Conducting Polymer and a Solid Polymer Electrolyte able to work in air. Dr. Sansiñena is a member of the Ibero-American Society of Electrochemistry (from 1995) and he has over 25 publications in the field of Conducting Polymers and Artificial Muscles based on EAP’s.
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Dr. José-María Sansiñena, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), M.S. 82-105, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099
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