CV

Education

2006 - 2009: International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) PhD Student
                   Max Planck Institute für Astronomie (Heidelberg, Germany).
2005 - 2009: PhD in Astronomy (Magna Cum Laude)
                   Ruprecht Karls Universit¨at Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany).
                   Supervisor: Prof. J. Wambsganss
                   Thesis: A combined observational and theoretical study of gravitationally lensed quasars.
2001 - 2005: Licenciatura en Astronomía
                   Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, Chile).
                   Supervisor: Prof. F. Barrientos
                   Subject: Characterization of clusters from the RCS survey and density profiles for observations and simulations.
1999 - 2000: Bachillerato en Ciencias
                   Pontificia Universidad Cat´olica de Chile (Santiago, Chile).

Professional Experience

2013 -        : Assistant Professor
                   Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile.
2009 - 2013: Associate Researcher
                   Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
                   Max Planck Institut für Astronomie.

Research Interests

• Gravitational Lensing: Strong, Weak and Micro.
• Galaxy Clusters.
• Galaxy Formation and Evolution.
• Galaxy Morphology.

Grants

2013          : ALMA-CONICYT FUND
                   Astronomy Olympiads (7.8MM CLP)
2013 - 2015: Investigador a Insertar, Programa Inserción a la Academia 2012 (CONICYT)
                   Fortaleciendo el Desarrollo del Grupo de Astronomía en la Universidad Andres Bello (47MM CLP)
2012 - 2015: Co-I of FONDECYT Regular 2012, Massive Objects through Cosmic Time
2009          : FONDECYT Postdoc (declined)
2005 - 2008: European Community’s Sixth Framework Marie Curie Research Training Network Programme
                   Contract No. MRTN-CT-2004-505183, ANGLES studentship.

Data Reduction Skills

• Experience reducing and manipulating ground and space based multi-band optical and IR imaging data.
• Experience reducing and manipulating spectroscopic data: long slit, Echelle, MOS and IFS.

Thesis Guidance

Fall 2013       : Co-Advisor for BSc thesis work of student J. Michea.
                      Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
2010 - 2014   : Co-Advisor for PhD thesis work of student M. Carrasco.
                      Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
2011 - 2013   : Co-Advisor for MSc thesis work of student D. Carrasco.
                      Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Summer 2011: Co-Advisor for BSc thesis work of student C. Infante.
                      Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Spring 2010   : Co-Advisor of research project student C. Schroeder.
                      Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Spring 2010   : Co-Advisor for BSc thesis work of student D. Carrasco.


Selected Conferences

2012:   SNOWPAC 2012. Snowbird, UT, USA.
           Talk: “Galaxy scale lenses in the RCS2”
2011:   The Evolving Universe. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
           Talk: “Galaxy scale lensing”
2010:   LARIM 2010. Morelia, Mexico.
           Poster: “Galaxy scale lenses in the RCS2”
2009:   JENAM 2009. Hertforshire, UK.
           Talk: “COSMOS 5921+0638: a new strong gravitational lensing system”
           The 13th Microlensing Workshop. Paris, France.
           Poster: “COSMOS 5921+0638: a new strong gravitational lensing system”
2008:   “Final Whistle” ANGLES Workshop. Bonn, Germany.
           Talk: “The multiple quasar Q2237+0305 under a microlensing caustic”
           The 12th International Conference and Microlensing Workshop. Manchester, UK.
           Talk: “A quasar under a microlensing caustic.”
2007:   ANGLES ERs and ESRs meeting. Antalya, Turkey.
           Talk: “Microlensing in the Einstein Cross”
2006:   ANGLES Mid-Term Review Meeting and Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.
           Talk: “Integral field spectroscopy of lensed quasars”
           ANGLES ERs and ESRs meeting. Yllas, Finland.
           Talk: “CTQ 414: Lens modeling”


Refereeing and Professional Memberships

since 2013: Second Vice-president of the Chilean National Astronomical Society (SOCHIAS).
since 2012: Referee for FONDECYT.
since 2010: Member of the Chilean National Astronomical Society (SOCHIAS).
since 2010: Referee for the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Languages

Spanish: Native
English : Fluent
French  : Good (reading), Fair (writing, speaking)
German: Basic

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