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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).
Degrees:
B. Sc. in Physics, Universidad de Granada (1989)
Ph. D. in Physics, Copenhagen University (1994)
Positions:
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)