I obtained my PhD at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) with honors (Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado y premio a la mejor tesis doctoral de la Sociedad Española de Astronomía).
An important part of my PhD thesis was done at the Kapteyn Institute (The Netherlands) financed by a NOVA fellowship.
After defending my PhD thesis, I spent one year in Australia (at Swinburne University) and another one in Switzerland (Ècole Polytechnique Féderale de Laussane) before moving to the UK with a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. I came back to Spain with a Ramon y Cajal contract at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where I became a permanent Profesor Contratado Doctor (Associate Professor) in 2012. Since October 2019, I am a Profesor Titular at the UCM.
Born in Madrid, a few minutes after my twin and raised in Moratalaz (“if you have not been there you have not seen the earthly paradise”, Joaquin Sabina dixit).