About me

I am a professional astronomer studying protoplanetary disks. I use multi-wavelength observations of large samples of these disks and combine them with statistics to better understand their properties and evolution.

I obtained my degree in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2011, and my Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC/ESA) in 2015 under the supervision of Bruno Merín and Hervé Bouy. During my Ph.D., I studied the dispersal timescales of protoplanetary disks using large samples and multi-wavelength observations of these sources. I also used data from the Herschel Space Observatory and statistical analysis to study the cold, outer regions of transitional disks - disks with cavities that may be carved by forming planets. From 2015 to 2018, I was a postdoctoral associate woriking with Catherine Espaillat’s research group at Boston University, where I continued my research on protoplanetary disks and planet formation. From 2018 to 2022, I moved to the European Southern Observatory in Chile as an ESO Fellow with duties at the ALMA observatory, where I used interferometric data to study protoplanetary disks in higher detail. In 2022, I joined Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate to continue my research on planet formation with Prof. Cathie Clarke‘s research group.

Besides protoplanetary disks, I am also interested in older disks (called debris disks) and exoplanets, as well as statistics and machine learning methods.

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