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The University appoints two new vice-deans at the School of Science

Arantza Zornoza and José Ramón Isasi join the center's board Board of Directors.

/Arantza Zornoza and José Ramón Isasi

28 | 08 | 2023

The president of the University of Navarra, María Iraburu, has appointed Arantza Zornoza as Vice-Dean of Students of the School of Sciences, replacing Ana Rouzaut, and José Ramón Isasi Associate Dean of Office of Academic Affairs, replacing Alberto Pérez-Mediavilla.

Arantza Zornoza has a degree in Pharmacy (1992) and Chemistry (2002) and a PhD in Pharmacy (1996) from the University. She completed a Master's Degree in pharmaceutical analysis at the University of Strathclyde, UK (1993). She joined the University in 1998. In February 2022 she was appointed deputy director of department at Chemistry. She is part of the group of research SUMBET (Supramolecular Materials for Biomedical and Environmental Technologies) at the University and her main line of research focuses on the study of supramolecular interactions of substances of pharmaceutical or environmental interest with cyclodextrins and polymers.

José Ramón Isasi is graduate (1990) and PhD (1994) in Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country. Between 1995 and 1998 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Florida State University (USA) as researcher . Upon his return to Spain, in 1998, he joined as Associate Professor to the department of Chemistry and Soil Science of the University. Since 2016 he is Full Professor of Chemistry. His research has focused on the structure and properties of macromolecules, preparation and applications of self-assembled gels, polymer interactions with substrates of biomedical and environmental interest. 

The Dean, Alberto Pérez-Mediavilla, thanked Professor Ana Rouzaut "for her nine years of dedication to the governance of the School of Sciences, especially her commitment as Vice-Dean of Students. During this time, Dr. Rouzaut has initiated and strongly collaborated in numerous activities with students, such as the group de Women for Science and Technologyas well as training for professors and mentors, always following up closely with the students, with great enthusiasm and perseverance".