Ainara gained industrial research experience as part of the group of Excellence for Nanostructured Materials (CENMAT) (Italy) and in the Health Unit of Technalia (Spain); here she applied the fundamentals of the chemistry of carbon nanomaterials as technological solution.

Ainara holds a PhD in Chemistry, MA in Management and MSc in Chemical Engineering and is co-inventor of 5 commercial patents and has authored and co-authored a number of scientific publications, and presented at international conferences.