Oct. 2011 – Oct. 2013 Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)
Postdoctoral contract under the Consolider-Ingenio project.
Research. Infrared, optical and milimetric imaging and spectroscopy.
Sep. 2009 – Oct. 2011 European Space Astronomy Centre. European Space Agency (ESA)
Fellowship at the XMM-Newton Space Mission.
User Support Group tasks. X-ray imaging and spectroscopy.
Mar. 2006 – Sep. 2009 Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC)
Postdoctoral contract for James Webb Space Telescope/MIRI.
Leader and liaison of the Spanish Test Team.
Verification. Performance. Testing. (detailed description in Annex)
Oct. 2005 – Feb. 2006 University of Groningen (The Netherlands).
Scholarship “Ubbo Emmius Bursaal”.
Sep. 2001 – Sep. 2005 Space Telescope Science Institute (NASA).
Scholarship “STScI Graduate Student Research Assistantship”.
Apr. 2006 PhD in Physics. U. Autónoma de Madrid
Feb. 2006 PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences. U. Groningen (Netherlands)
Jun. 2000 B.Sc./M.Sc. Physics. U. Autónoma de Madrid
34 publications in international journals, 20 as first author, 17 with peer reviews. (link)
30 oral presentations (5 invited) in international conferences.
12 observing proposals accepted in competitive selection international telescopes.
Organization of 7 international conferences as Scientific and Local organizing committees.
Referee of international journals since 2006.
Active participation in international science outreach activities: NASA, press, expositions…
2009 ESA-XMM Research Fellowship. European Space Agency
2005 Ubbo Emmius Bursaal. The Netherlands
2001 STScI Graduate Student Research Assitantship NASA
2000 Ayuda de tercer ciclo. U. Autónoma Madrid
2000 Summer student fellowship. LAEFF-INTA
ANNEX I - Duties as Test Team Leader for JWST/MIRI
From March 2006 to September 2009, I led and coordinated the Spanish Test Team for the James Webb Space Telescope – Mid Infrared Instrument (MIRI), and was involved in the tasks of the Operations and Science Working Groups. My duties included performing and designing tests for the Verification and Flight Modules, verifying instrument requirements and scientific performance, test planning and scheduling, telemetry and data analysis, developing and maintaining simulation software, writing reports and documentation (including operation plans and procedures). I was also responsible for the coordination with other teams across Europe and the USA, as well as presentation of our results to the MIRI engineering and scientific community. All tasks were carried out successfully and ahead of schedule. Furthermore, our team was several times acknowledged for exceeding expectations.
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