Dr. Victor Retamero De La Rosa

Position: postdoctoral researcher, AvroxaDr. Victor R. De La Rosa


Dr. Victor R. De La Rosa studied Chemistry at the University of Valladolid (UVa; Spain) and Ghent University (UGent; Belgium), where he spent a year within the Erasmus programme. Upon graduating in 2010, he returned to Ghent to conduct a Ph.D. research on poly(2-oxazoline)s and supramolecular chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Richard Hoogenboom.

In 2015, he was awarded an IWT post-doctoral grant (now VLAIO) to create a spin-off company based on the poly(2-oxazoline) platform. He developed scalable processes for the production of high-quality poly(2-oxazoline)s, with a special focus on biomedical applications. He is co-inventor in several patents and has co-authored more than 20 scientific publications, mostly in the poly(2-oxazoline)s field

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After 3 years of process and business development, in 2018, Victor co-founded the spin-off company Ultroxa Polymers (registered as Avroxa), dedicated to the design and production of poly(2-oxazoline)s under the Ultroxa brand name.