I am a researcher at the Center for Astrobiology in the Department of Astrophysics and my main research line is the detection and characterization of planetary systems to understand their diversity. I graduated in Physical Sciences from the University of La Laguna in 2010 (first cycle at the Complutense University of Madrid and specialty in Astrophysics in La Laguna) and I did the Master in Astrophysics at the same university. In 2015 I defended my doctoral thesis at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, which I developed at the Center for Astrobiology on “Planetary systems in different niches. Synergies between the Kepler space mission and the Calar Alto Observatory” under the supervision of Prof. David Barrado. Between 2015-2019 I obtained a postdoctoral contract at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) as ESO Fellow that allowed me to combine my activities as a researcher and develop a more instrumental facet through the work carried out at the Paranal Observatory as a fellow of instruments such as X- SHOOTER and ESPRESSO. Since 2019 I have been a postdoc at the Astrobiology Center thanks to a María de Maeztu contract and to obtaining the Junior Leader Fellow of the La Caixa Foundation. My main research activity is focused on obtaining and analyzing high precision radial velocity data and light curves to detect and characterize planetary systems with different properties. Currently, I am focusing on two main projects that I lead: the TROY project (www.troy-project.com) for the detection of the first co-orbital planets, and the KOBE experiment, a legacy program of the Calar Alto observatory for the detection of rocky planets in the habitable zone of late K-type stars with the CARMENES instrument.

Key words Exoplanets, planetary systems, radial velocity, light curves, low-mass stars, co-orbitals, habitable zone


Teegardens Star


CAB participates in the CARMENES consortium, an innovative instrument designed to search for Earth-like planets.


CHEOPS is a small (or S class) mission in the European Space Agency’s Science Programme dedicated to the characterisation of exoplanet properties.
Planet crossing the disc of its star. Using the technique of planetary transits, the properties of the atmospheres can be studied.


European collaboration focused on the study of exoplanet spectra, and in particular on the optimisation of those produced by observations with space telescopes such as HST, Spitzer and JWST.


ESA’s M3 mission to search for and characterise Earth-like planets around Sun-like stars


The first co-orbital worlds. An international effort to look for the missing pieces of exoplanetary systems: planets sharing the same orbital path