My main scientific interests are the physical and dynamical properties of the small bodies in the Solar System such as asteroids, comets, centaurs, trojans, and Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs). I am interested in the rotational properties of these bodies and what we can learn from them. My research is also focused on the short-term variability and the formation of binary/multiple systems in the Trans-Neptunian belt.
I finished a PhD dissertation at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía under the direction of Dr. José Luis Ortiz-Moreno and Dr. Adriano Campo-Bagatin (University of Alicante), entitled “Study of Trans-Neptunian Objects using photometric techniques and numerical simulations”. My dissertation was completed on July 9th, 2013 at the University of Granada (Spain). [.pdf cover]
Dissertation Committee: Dr Antonio Molina Cuevas (University of Granada, and Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain), Dra Inmaculada Foyo Moreno (University of Granada, Spain), Dr Fernando Moreno Danvila (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain), Dr Alain Doressoundiram (LESIA, Observatory of Paris, France), and Dr Daniel Hestroffer (IMCCE, Observatory of Paris, France). Reviewers: Dr Derek C. Richardson (University of Maryland, Maryland, United States of America), and Dr Paolo Tanga (Observatory of Côte d’Azur, Nice, France).