My research focuses on understanding the processes that lead to the formation of the most massive stars in the Universe, and on the chemistry of pre-biotic molecules such as amino acids and ribonucleotides in the Interstellar Medium (ISM). I am currently a staff member (Científico Titular) at the Centro de Astrobiología in Madrid (CAB). Before joining CAB, I was a STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow at both University College London and Queen Mary University of London (UK; 2015-2018), IIF Marie Curie Fellow at the European Southern Observatory (Germany; 2013-2015), Submillimeter Array Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (USA; 2009-2012), and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leeds (UK; 2007-2009). I did my PhD at the Instituto de la Estructura de la Materia (CSIC) in Madrid (2003-2007). I have been a co-chair of the “Cradle of Life/Astrobiology” science working group of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and a committee member of the Astrophysical Chemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). I have been a reviewer at the Time Allocation Committees of telescopes such as the SMA, ALMA, and Yebes 40m. I have delivered more than 20 invited talks and seminars at both national and international institutions and conferences.
|Key words||Astrochemistry, Star Formation, Prebiotic Chemistry in the ISM|