Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Updated CV and publication list available via PURE (actualized about every month)

Membership and collaborations

SUPA Theme Leader for Astronomy & Space Science

Mills Observatory Advisory Group
St Andrews Centre for Exoplanet Science

Professional Experience

University of Dundee

Reader (from October 2020 on)
Lecturer (from January 2017 on)

University of St Andrews
SUPA Advanced Fellow (November 2015 – December 2016).
Research Fellow (October 2013 – November 2015).

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (from July 2011- December 2014):
“Ramón y Cajal” researcher (tenure-track). Working on multiwavelenght data of protoplanetary disks and star-forming regions. Main research topics: disk evolution and its connections to star formation, initial conditions, and stellar properties.

Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (September 2008 – June 2011):
Postdoctoral fellow funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), working in the group of Thomas Henning. Research topic: “The effect of mass and environment on the evolution of protoplanetary disks”.

Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (September 2005 – September 2008):
MPIA Postdoctoral fellow, working in the group of Thomas Henning on evolved protoplanetary disks using multiwavelength observations (optical photometry and spectroscopy, Spitzer photometry and spectroscopy, millimetre wavelengths).

Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (October 2000 – July 2005):
Smithsonian Predoctoral fellow, working with Lee Hartmann on Multiwavelength (UVRI, JHK, Spitzer) studies of stars at the critical ages (3-10 Myr) for disk dissipation and planet formation; characterization of the stars and their disks; evolution of disks and mass accretion rates.

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (July 2000 – September 2000):
Summer Fellow working with Ignacio García de la Rosa on “The Tolman Test”, study of the evolution of the universe from properties of elliptical galaxies in galaxy clusters, using data from the Hubble Space Telescope archive.

Academic Formation

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain.
Undergraduate Physics (1995-2000). Speciality Theoretical Physics.
“Primer Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura en Ciencias Físicas”, national award for the best student graduating in Physics in the year 2000 in Spain.
“Premio Fin de Carrera de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid”, award for the best student graduating in Physics in the year 2000 in the UAM.

Doctorate degree obtained on June 2005 at the UAM.
Thesis: “Disk Evolution at the Ages of Planet Formation”.
Grade: “Sobresaliente cum Laude”
Thesis advisor: Lee W. Hartmann, Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Mentor in home institution: Carlos Eiroa (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).
Awarded “Premio Especial de Doctorado” from the UAM.