Brief Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees

2004 Doctor in Natural Sciences (Physics/Astrophysics). Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany: High Resolution Near-Infrared Imaging Observations of the Galactic Centre.
2000 Diploma in Geophysics. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany.

Positions held

2014 - present Research Fellow, funded by ERC Consolidator Grant, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, Spain. (2014-now)
2008 - 2014 Ramón y Cajal Fellow. Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, Spain
2003 - 2007 Postdoctoral Researcher. I.Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany.
2000 - 2003 Predoctoral Researcher. Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching bei München, Germany.

Graduate students

Aurelia Teresa Gallego Calvente 2014 -
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.

Eulalia Gallego-Cano 2014 -
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.

Francisco Nogueras-Lara  2014 -
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.

Joel Sánchez Bermúdez. 2010-2015.
Study of the dynamical and morphological properties of massive stars with high angular resolution techniques.
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.
Defense date: 15 June 2015
Grade: Magna cum laude.
Honors: Prize for best PhD Thesis in Spanish Astronomy 2015, awarded by the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA)

Co-Supervisor, together with Prof. A Eckart, of the graduate students R. Buchholz (PhD 2012), L. Meyer (PhD 2008), and K. Muzic (PhD 2008),
Universitaet zu Koeln, Koeln, Germany.

Membership of Committees and Working Groups

  1. Member of the SKA Our Galaxy Science Working Group with a focus on the Galactic Center Key Science Project ( )
  2. Member of Comisión Científica of the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA) since March 2015.
  3. Advisor in the preparation of Spanish ERC Consolidator Grant candidates for theirinter- views, CSIC Headquarters, Madrid, 28 October 2014.
  4. Referee in the Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and chair of panel B1, November 2012 - May 2014.
  5. Member of Project Science Team of the Enhanced Resolution Imager and Spectrograph (ERIS), an instrument currently under development by ESO (European Southern Observatory). ERIS is planned as an adaptive optics instrument that will replace NaCo at the VLT unit telescope 4.
  6. Referee for ApJ, MNRAS, A & A, RMxAA, PASP, OPTICON.
  7. Referee in the Comisión de Asignación de Tiempos (Time Allocation Committee) of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain, as chair (Comisionado) of the panel GAES - Galaxies and Stars, November 2010 to November 2011.

Awards and Honours

2005       Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck Society
2013        ERC Consolidator Grant