Montero Lucas

Montero Lucas

Senior Scientist, Ambizione Fellow, Polymer Chemistry and Materials
Adolphe Merkle Institute
Chemin des Verdiers 4
CH-1700 Fribourg
Phone:+41 26 300 9088
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Lucas Montero is a senior scientist and Ambizione fellow in the Polymer Chemistry and Materials group at the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the University of Fribourg.

Lucas was educated in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and obtained his PhD from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain). After holding postoctoral positions in the University of Potsdam (Germany), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), he obtained an Ambizione fellowship and took a group leader position at the AMI, where he leads a team that explores structure-property relationships in (phase-segregated) supramolecular polymers.

Lucas's research interests include supramolecular polymers self-assembly, stimuli-responsive materials, olefin metathesis polymerization and the use of renewable building blocks for polymer synthesis.

Further details can be found in his CV.

Research projects



Balkenende, D. W. R.; Olson, R. A.; Balog, S.; Weder, C.; Montero de Espinosa, L.
Epoxy Resin-Inspired Reconfigurable Supramolecular Networks
Macromolecules 2016. [Link]

Heinzmann, C.; Weder, C.; Montero de Espinosa, L.
Supramolecular polymer adhesives: Advanced materials inspired by nature
Chemical Society Reviews 2016. [Link]


Montero de Espinosa, L.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.; Simon, Y. C.
Healable supramolecular polymer solids
Progress in Polymer Science 2015, 49-50, 60–78. [Link]


Montero de Espinosa, L.; Balog, S.; Weder, C.
Isophthalic Acid–Pyridine H-Bonding: Simplicity in the Design of Mechanically Robust Phase-Segregated Supramolecular Polymers
ACS Macro Letters 2014, 3 (6), 540–543. [Link]

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