Curriculum Vitae

You can find a full version of my CV and publications list in this link. An updated list of publications can be found in ADS.


  • Research Associate at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge (2022 - present)
  • ESO/ALMA Fellow at the European Southern Observatory in Chile (2018 - 2022)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Boston University (2015 - 2018)
  • Astronomer Tester of the Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (2011 - 2012)
  • ESA Trainee at the European Space Astronomy Center (2011)


  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics (Cum Laude, 2012-2015)
          Universidad Autónoma de Madrid & European Space Astronomy Centre
          Protoplanetary disk evolution in nearby star-forming regions (Link)
  • M. Sc. in Astrophysics (2011-2012)
          Universidad Complutense de Madrid & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • B. Sc. Physics, Major: Astrophysics (2005-2011)
          Universidad Complutense de Madrid


  • Joint ALMA Observatory Fellowship (2022, declined)
  • ESO Fellowship (2018)
  • SMA Fellowship (2018, declined)
  • Fondecyt Fellowship (2018, declined)
  • IdEx Bordeaux Post-doctoral fellowship (2018, declined)
  • ESA Traineeship (2011)

Teaching and Mentoring

  • 8th Byurakan International Summer School. Invited lecturer (online, 2022)
  • OPTICON Archival School. Invited tutor, (online, 2021)
  • Advanced Topics of Astrophysics. Guest Lecturer, Universidad Andrés Bello (2019, 2020)
  • AS203 Principles of Astronomy 2. Guest Lecturer, Boston University (2018)
  • Students:
          Thomas Lack, Master’s Student, University of Cambridge (2022 - 2023)
          Edward Stevenson, Master’s Student, University of Cambridge (2022 - 2023)
          Camilo González, PhD Student, ESO & Universidad Diego Portales (2021 - present)
          Mariana Sanchez, ESO Internship (2021)
          Christian García, Master’s Student, Universidad Internacional de Valencia, (2021)
          Leonel Ramírez Master’s Student, Universidad Internacional de Valencia, (2021)
          Sarah Lettgen, Boston University undergraduate student (2018)
          Evan Leto, Boston University undergraduate student (2016 - 2017)
          Amanda Reveles, Boston University undergraduate student (2016 - 2017)
          Isabel Rebollido, ESA Trainee (2014 - 2015)

Professional service

  • Member of scientific and local organizing committees for various conferences in workshops, including co-chair of the organizing committee of the Five years after HL Tau: a new era in planet formation conference.
  • NASA Proposal Review Panel member, 2022
  • ESO Science Support Discretionary Fund committee member, 2020
  • ALMA Time Allocation Committee Technical Secretary, 2019
  • Science referee for ApJ, A&A, and MNRAS

Accepted proposals (PI) and observational experience

  • ALMA Astronomer on Duty (2018 - 2022)
  • Five accepted ALMA proposals (55 hours)
  • One accepted VLA proposal
  • Two accepted VISIR/VLT proposals
  • Four accepted Canaricam/GTC proposals
  • Observations with the Isaac Newton Telescope and William Herschel Telescope (Canary Islands)
  • Observations with the Discovery Channel Telescope (Arizona, remote observing)

Outreach and media

  • Interview in about protoplanetary disk lifetimes.
  • Radio interview for Radio Infinita (interview starts at 09:50) for the first image of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope (2019)
  • Various outreach events with the ALMA social networks.
  • ESO Open House volunteer (2018)
  • Outreach talk at Escuela Particular San Juan Bautista (2018)
    ALMA, the most advanced radio-interferometer in the world
  • Participation in the ESO stand during the Chilean Science Week (2018)
  • Space Science for Kids, Boston University (2018)
  • Public Open Nights at the Observatory, Boston University (2015-2018)
  • Featured image in ESA Space Science Image of the Week (Nov 27, 2017): Star Formation in Chamaeleon
  • Owner of Cartas desde Andómeda (2009-2015), an outreach blog about science, astronomy, and astrophysics, with over 60000 visits.

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