Bio


Eneko Axpe's work is at the interface of materials science, nanomedicine and physics. A major focus is the design, fabrication and characterization of hydrogels and nanocomposites for tissue engineering and drug delivery, as well as the study of mathematical models to predict their behavior. Eneko is also developing biomaterials to treat the spaceflight-induced bone loss in astronauts.

Eneko obtained his PhD in Materials Science 2015 at the University of the Basque Country – UPV/EHU, pursuing part of his doctoral research at the University of Oxford (Department of Physics). In 2016, Eneko became a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge (Department of Engineering). Two years later, Eneko moved to California to work in an interdisciplinary joint research project between the Appel Lab at Stanford Engineering and NASA (AMES Research Center).

Honors & Awards


  • Marie Curie Individual Global Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-GF), European Commission (2019 - 2021)
  • College Research Associate, Homerton College – University of Cambridge (2016 – 2019)
  • Young Investigator Award, Bizkaia Talent & SR United Kingdom (2017)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Basque Government (2018 - 2019)
  • 2015 Journal of Materials Chemistry B – Hot Paper, Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom) (2015)

Professional Education


  • PhD in Materials Science, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU (2015)
  • MS in Biomedicine, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU (2012)
  • MS in Materials Science, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU (2011)
  • BS in Physics, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU (2010)