I got my Ph.D. degree in Physics by the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) in 2018, with a thesis about the properties and evolution of high-frequency waves and instabilities in the solar atmosphere. Then, I stayed at the UIB during one year working as a support researcher for the Institute of Applied Computing with Community Code. In February 2019, I joined the Solar Physics Group of the IAC as a postdoc of the PI2FA project, and in February 2021 I started my current position as a Severo Ochoa Postdoctoral Researcher. My main field of research is the physics of partially ionized plasmas, particularly of those present in the solar atmosphere. Using multi-fluid models, I perform analytical and numerical investigations about the effect that collisions between the different species in a plasma have on wave propagation, plasma heating and instabilities. I am also interested on the research of other non-ideal mechanisms that affect the dynamics of solar plasmas and on the study of coronal rain.
I studied Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) and I graduated in Physics at the ULL. My interest in investigating quantum and stellar physics jointly led me to obtain my PhD as Resident Astrophysicist at the IAC (2009-2013), where I specialized in polarized radiative transfer in the solar chromosphere through simulations of dynamic spectropolarimetric signals with atomic polarization and Hanle effect. From 2013 to 2017 I was a postdoctoral researcher at IRSOL (Locarno, Switzerland). There I worked investigating improvements in the theory of spectral line polarization, simulating the temporal evolution of the solar polarization and observing it with the ZIMPOL spectropolarimeter. Since 2018 I have obtained two postdoctoral positions at the IAC and I developed models able to explain anomalous polarization signals in order to improve the diagnosis of solar and stellar magnetic fields. My interests encompass everything related to the polarization of light in astrophysics, from its theoretical description (quantum physics, Hanle and Zeeman effects, radiative transfer models) up to its simulation (numerical methods, solar MHD models) and observation/analysis (data science, AI techniques).