Sandra Medel

Academic interests

  • Polymer synthesis (ATRP, photopolymerization reactions, click chemistry).
  • Molecular probes and fluorescent sensors (synthesis and photophysical properties).
  • Synthesis of thermo-responsive copolymers with controlled structure.
  • Nanogel synthesis for dental composites.
  • Film preparation (PE, plastified PVC, acrylic and epoxy films).
  • Surface modification (silica nanoparticles and polymeric films).
  • Permeation processes and analyte detection (VOC's, metal cations, nitrite/nitrous derivatives and acid species).


  • PhD. "Fluorescent Hyperbranched Polymers. Synthesis, properties and applications as sensors". Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP), CSIC, Madrid (Spain). 2010-2014.
  • Visiting Research Scholar. Bowman's and Stansbury's group, University of Colorado, Boulder (USA). 2013.
  • Visiting Research Scholar. Sangermano's group, Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy). 2012.
  • M. Sc. Polymer Chemistry and Materials Science. CSIC-UIMP, Madrid (Spain). 2009-2010.


  • Medel, Sandra; Syrova, Zdenka; Kováčik, Lubomír; Hrdy, Jiri; Hornacek, Matus; Jager, Eliezer; Hrubý, Martin; Lund, Reidar; Cmarko, Dusan; Stepanek, Petr; Raška, Ivan & Nyström, Bo (2017). Curcumin-bortezomib loaded polymeric nanoparticles for synergistic cancer therapy. European Polymer Journal.  ISSN 0014-3057.  93, s 116- 131
  • Medel, Sandra; Bosch, Paula; Grabchev, Ivo; de la Torre, Carmen & Ramirez, Pedro (2016). Click chemistry to fluorescent hyperbranched polymeric sensors. 2. Synthesis, spectroscopic and cation-sensing properties of new green fluorescent 1,8-naphthalimides. European Polymer Journal.  ISSN 0014-3057.  74, s 241- 255 . doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.11.015
  • Medel, Sandra & Bosch, Paula (2015). New fluorescent hyperbranched polymeric sensors as probes for monitoring photopolymerization reactions. Reactive & functional polymers.  ISSN 1381-5148.  93, s 101- 110 . doi: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2015.06.005
  • Medel, Sandra; Bosch, Paula; de la Torre, Carmen & Ramirez, Pedro (2014). Click Chemistry to Fluorescent Hyperbranched Polymeric Sensors. 1.- Synthesis, Characterization and Spectroscopic Properties. European Polymer Journal.  ISSN 0014-3057.  59, s 290- 301 . doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.08.008
  • Medel, Sandra; Bosch, Paula & Sangermano, Marco (2014). Modification of UV-cured epoxy resins with fluorescent sensors through photopolymerization and click chemistry reactions and preparation of polarity-sensitive films. Polymer international.  ISSN 0959-8103.  63, s 1018- 1024 . doi: 10.1002/pi.4603
  • Medel, Sandra; Garcia, Jose Manuel; Garrido, Leoncio; Quijada-Garrido, Isabel & Paris, Rodrigo (2011). Thermo- and pH-Responsive Gradient and Block Copolymers Based on 2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethyl Methacrylate Synthesized via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and the Formation of Thermoresponsive Surfaces. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry.  ISSN 0887-624X.  49, s 690- 700 . doi: 10.1002/pola.24480

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