Curriculum Vitae






You can get my complete CV here (version of September 2013).

Professional Experience


University of St Andrews (from October 2013 on).
Senior independent postdoc.

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 (from September 2008 until 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 (from September 2005 until 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: ``Summa 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.