IAA staff (Stellar Physics Department)  

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  Alberto J. Castro-Tirado
Nationality:    Spanish
Family Name:    Castro-Tirado
First Name:    Alberto Javier
Phone:    +34 958 121311
Fax:    +34 958 814530
E-mail:    ajct@iaa.es
Picture Credit: "Diario El Mundo"

Astrophysicist, born in Málaga (Spain) in 1966. Nowadays he is holding a Research Professor position at the Institute for Astrophysics of Andalucía (IAA), at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC).
B. Sc. in Physics, Universidad de Granada (1989)
Ph. D. in Physics, Copenhagen University (1994)
1994-2000: Post-Doctoral Researcher at Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aerospacial (INTA)
2000-2007: Cientifico Titular at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
2007-2012: Investigador Cientifico, CSIC
2012-present: Profesor de Investigación, CSIC
Head of the Stellar Physics Department at IAA (2000-2007). Founder and Head of the High-Energy and Robotic Astronomy group ARAE since 2001.
Publications and patents:
More than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals (1991-2013) including "Nature" and "Science"
2 books: "Macroestructuras del Universo" (1990) and "Astronomía X" (1999)
More than 50 contributions in press and popular magazines ("Diario SUR", "Astronomía", etc.)
3 patents (co-shared) (2007, 2009)
Awards and Honours:
European Philips Contest for young Scientists and Inventors (1987)
European Union's Descartes Prize (co-shared) (2002)
Areas of Research Interests: Research and Technological Projects: (title and financed by)