I'm a Mexican engineer/astronomer currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Anton Pannekoek Institute at the University of Amsterdam. I mainly work on multiwavelength observations of accreting compact objects, focusing on ultraviolet, optical and infrared. Currently, I'm working in Nathalie Degenaar's group on Compact Objects in a Low-level Accretion regime (COLA for short!).
In the beginning, I graduated as a mechanical engineer at UNAM and afterwards I pursued a masters in Astronomy at IA-UNAM. I studied my PhD as a CONACyT fellow at the University of Southampton, under the supervision of Prof. Christian Knigge.
In not a long distant past, I worked as a freelance engineer as well as a profesor de maths and physics teacher at high school level.
In 2016, I was awarded the Carlos Fuentes Award for the most distinguished Mexican student in the United Kingdom for my work during my PhD and the start-up of a new instrument OptiCAM for the Mexican National Observatory.
Award Ceremnony at the Mexican Embassy in London, UK. Credit: SRE.