I am a university professor at the Astrophysics Department, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

From 2007 to 2011, I was a Ramón y Cajal Associate Professor (position founded after the Nobel Prize Winner), also at the Astrophysics Department, UCM. Previously, I was a postdoc at the UCM within ASTRID, a project supported by the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid.

From 2003 to 2006, I was a postdoc at Steward Observatory, University of Arizona. I am a member of the Spitzer/MIPS Instrument Team.

My research is focused on the study of the star formation in galaxies. This is also the main goal of the UCM Star Formation Group (SFG). There are two main aspects in this study: 1) analize extended nearby galaxies with resolved star-forming complexes to understand what triggers star formation in individual galaxies (see, e.g., Pérez-González et al. 2003 or Pérez-González et al. 2006); 2) characterize the population of star-forming galaxies at intermediate and high redshift to understand how galaxies formed and evolved from the beginning of the Universe (e.g., Pérez-González et al. 2005). These galaxies are detected with different techniques. I am especially interested in galaxies detected through their H&alpha emission or their dust emission in the infrared (IR).

I am a member of GUAIX, a group dedicated to software development for astronomical instruments. I was specially involved in the development of the reduction pipeline for the FRIDA instrument in the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC).

I am also an associated member of GOYA, a project related to the exploitation of the near-infrared multi-object spectrograph EMIR on GTC.

I am a member of SAGE, a Spitzer Legacy Project for the the multi-wavelength study of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

If you want to know something more about these projects, visit the Projects webpage. If you want to see my publications, visit Publications. You can find some pictures of my research activity and work/fun related trips in Multimedia. Go to Links to see some shortcuts to interesting webpages I often visit. If you want to contact me, go to Contact.
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