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Hazel Peniche Agüero



Since Mar/2019: Postdoctoral scientist at the Institute of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK, Laboratory for Sensors; and Freiburg Materials Research Center FMF at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Since Feb/2019: Member of “Hubert Curien Partnerships” French Mobility Program.
Aug - Nov/2015: Visiting university academics and scientist at IMTEK – Sensors; and FMF at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Jan - May/2015: Postdoctoral scientist at Institute of Health Sciences ICS, Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil.
2009 - 2014: PhD in Chemistry, Center of Biomaterials at the University of Havana, Cuba; and Spanish National Research Council CSIC/ ICTP at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Topic: “Application of chitosan in the development of enzyme-immobilized magnetic carriers and bioactive scaffolds for tissue engineering”. Supervisor: Prof Carlos Peniche Covas.

2009 - 2011: PhD Scholarship MAE/ AECI - Spanish Agency of International Cooperation, Spain.
2000 - 2002: MSc. in Polymer Physical-Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Havana, Cuba.
Since Sep/1997: Staff scientist at Center of Biomaterials, University of Havana.
1992 - 1997: BSc/Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Havana, Cuba.


Research interests

  • Polymer biomaterials (composites, fibers, hydrogels) for biomedical applications
  • Polymer magnetic microparticles
  • Tissue Engineering


Selected publications

  1. J. Pérez Quiñones, H. Peniche, C. Peniche. Chitosan Based Self-Assembled Nanoparticles in Drug Delivery, Polymers 10, 235 (2018)
  2. H. Peniche, F. Reyes-Ortega, M. R. Aguilar, G. Rodríguez, C. Abradelo, L. García-Fernández, C. Peniche, J. San Román. Thermosensitive Macroporous Cryogels Functionalized With Bioactive Chitosan/Bemiparin Nanoparticles, Macromol. Biosci. 13, 1556–1567 (2013)
  3. H. Peniche, C. Peniche. Chitosan nanoparticles: a contribution to nanomedicine. Polymer International 60, 883-889 (2011)
  4. H. Peniche, A, Osorio-Madrazo, N. Acosta, A. de la Campa, C. Peniche. Preparation and characterization of superparamagnetic chitosan microspheres: application as a support for the inmobilization of tyrosinase. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 98, 651-657 (2005)
  5. C. Peniche, W. Argüelles-Monal, H. Peniche, N. Acosta, Chitosan: an attractive biocompatible polymer for microencapsulation, Macromolecular Bioscience 3, 511-520 (2003)




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