I'm a Mexican engineer/astronomer currently working as a research fellow at the University of St. Andrews. I mainly work with Keith Horne on multiwavelength observations of accreting compact objects and active galactic nuclei (AGN), focusing on X-rays, ultraviolet, optical and infrared.

In the past, I worked in Nathalie Degenaar's group on Compact Objects in a Low-level Accretion regime (COLA for short!) at the Anton Pannekoek Institute, University of Amsterdam.

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 Christian Knigge.

In not a long distant past, I worked as a freelance engineer as well as a 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.