Im 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 a Physics degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2011 and my PhD in Astrophysics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the European Space Astronomy Center (ESA) in 2015 under the supervision of Bruno Merín and Hervé Bouy. During my PhD, I put together a large sample of disks in nearby star-forming regions to study how their dispersal with time (which has huge consequences for planet formation timescales), and the dependence of this process with mass of their host star. I also used data from the Herschel Space Observatory and some statistics to study the cold, outer regions of transitional disks: disks with cavities, maybe carved by forming planets. Since October 2015, I am a postdoctoral associate in Catherine Espaillat’s research group at Boston University to continue my research on protoplanetary disks and planet formation around young stars.