Research Gate Profile:
March 15, 2010- Present: Spanish Research. Council, Senior Research Scientist.
September 2009 –Dec 2009: California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA, USA. Associate Research Scientist
September 2009 –March 2010: Lunar and Planetary Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. Senior Research Scientist
Jun 2008 – August 2009: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA. Senior Staff
Mar 2005– May 2008: Jet Propulsion Laboratory External Consultant Contractor
Feb 2002– May 2008: AS&M, Inc. at NASA/Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA. Senior Research Scientist
Feb 2000– Jan 2002: Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung and Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. European Space Agency External Research Fellow for Earth Sciences (ESA External Fellowship for Earth Sciences)
May 1995– Jan 2000: Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA), Granada, Spain. PhD Researcher
Award of Honorary Fellow status at the School of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science and Engenieering, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U. K., 2014
NASA Group Achiement Award as part of the REMS Team “for exceptional achievement defining the REMS scientific goals and requirements, developing the instrument suite and investigation, and operating REMS succesfully on Mars”, 2013
The Space Foundation John L. “Jack” Swigert Jr. Award for Space Exploration as member of the Mars Science Laboratory Team “for its aggressive and technologically advanced exploration of another planet”, 2013
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s Award for Excellence as member of the Mars Science Laboratory Team “for significant accomplishment in space exploration, inspiring global fascination with space”, 2013
The National Aeronautic Association 2012 Robert J. Collier Trophy as member of the Mars Science Laboratory Team “in recognition of the extraordinary achievements of successfully landing Curiosity on Mars, advancing the nation’s technological and engineering capabilities, and significantly improving humanity’s understanding of ancient Martian habitable environments”, 2013
2012 Time Tech’s Best Invention of the Year as member of the Curiosity Mars Rover Team
NASA Achievement Award as part of the Space Shuttle Columbia Investigation Team, Hampton , VA 2004
NASA/Langley Group Achievement award as part of the SABER experiment Team, Hampton, VA, August 2003
NASA/Langley Award for “Outstanding contributions to Space Shuttle Columbia Investigation Team”, Hampton, VA 2003
AS&M at NASA/Langley Special Award 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
Special Achievement Award for “authoring or co-authoring over 25 articles 2001 and/or presentations during 2002. His technical contributions are helping to shape the direction of NASA’s research in atmospheric modelling in the Far-Infrared region”, Hampton, VA.
Invited Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. (April 2008 Special Issue: “Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres”).
Occasional reviewer of manuscripts for the JGR-Atmospheres, JGR-Planets and JGR-Space Physics, GRL, Icarus, JQSRT and proposals for funding agencies.
Lecturer in 2 Graduate Courses at California Institute of Technology (Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences)
Convener of the session “Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres” at the European Geophysical Union Meetings between 2006-2015 in Vienna, Austria .