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Curriculum Vitae

You can download my complete CV here (updated September 2017).

Research experience

  • 2017-present: Marie Sklodowska-Curie ASTROFIT2-COFUND Fellow. Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, INAF-OAA, Florence, Italy
  • 2015-2017: iALMA Fellow (postdoc) Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, INAF-OAA, Florence, Italy
  • 2014: Postdoctoral researcher. Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC-CAB/ INTA), Madrid, Spain
  • 2010-2014: JAE Studentship (predoc). Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC-CAB/ INTA), Madrid, Spain

Summary of scientific production

  • 15 refereed papers published (8 as first author), 116 citations in the last 4 years.
  • 16 oral contributions and 11 poster contributions to national and international conferences.

Awards

  • 2017: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence, quality label awarded by the European Commission.
  • 2017: Best Poster contribution in IAU 332: Astrochemistry VII - Through the Cosmos from Galaxies to Planets (Puerto Varas, Chile): "The first detections of the key prebiotic molecule PO in star-forming regions".
  • 2014: Finalist of the Best Spanish doctoral thesis in Astrophysics Prize , awarded by the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA).

Academic degrees

  • 2010-2014: PhD in Astrophysics, Thesis title: The role of low-mass star clusters in the formation of massive stars, supervised by Prof. Jesus Martin-Pintado.
  • 2008-2010: Postgraduate Master's Degree in Astrophysics. University Complutense of Madrid (UCM) and University Autonoma of Madrid (UAM), Spain. Grade: 8.89 (10.0 max).
  • 2003-2008: Degree in Physics Science. University Autonoma of Madrid (UAM), Spain. Grade: 8.86 (10.0 max).
  • 2001-2003: High School in Scientific Subjects. Jorge Manrique High School, Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain. Grade: 9.9 (10.0 max).

Funding: Projects, fellowships and grants

  • 2017-: BIOSFERA - Birth Of Stars and liFe: Edge Research at INAF project awarded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement n. 664931 (150,000 EUR).
  • 2017-: project PRIN-INAF "GENESIS-SKA" (General Conditions in Early Planetary Systems for the rise of life with SKA).
  • 2017: Radionet funding for organization of scientific events (4000 EUR).
  • 2015-2017: iALMA Italian Premiale Project, Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).
  • 2011-2015: Spanish contribution to SAFARI/SPICA (Phase B) and HERSCHEL (Phase D). Scientific exploitation of observations in the mid- and far-IR with satellites (AYA2010-21697- C05-01), Spanish Council for Scientific Research, CSIC, Madrid.
  • 2008-2010: HERSCHEL: Contribution to the Control Center of the HIFI instrument and to the Scientific Program (ESP2007-65812-C02-01), Spanish Council for Scientific Research, CSIC, Madrid.
  • 2008-2012: pre-doctoral fellowship JAE by the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
  • 2009: pre-doctoral fellowship (Resident Astrophysicist Programme), Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Declined)
  • 2008: pre-doctoral fellowships (Resident Astrophysicist Programme), Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Declined)
  • 2007-2008: Grant of Collaboration (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid), awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
  • 2007: Grant of Introduction to Research for students at penultimate degree course(Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, ICMM), awarded by the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
  • 2005-2006: Grant of Excellence, awarded by the Region of Madrid (CAM).
  • 2004-2005: Grant of Excellence, awarded by the Region of Madrid (CAM).
  • 2004-2004: Grant of Excellence, awarded by the Region of Madrid (CAM).

Astronomical facilities experience

  • Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA): Principal investigator [PI] in 3 projects.
  • Very Large Array (VLA): Principal investigator [PI] in 5 projects.
  • IRAM 30 meter telescope: PI in 4 projects, including a Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) project.
  • IRAM NOEMA interferometer: PI in 1 project.
  • Sub-millimeter Array (SMA): PI in 2 projects.
  • Green Bank Telescope (GBT): PI in 2 projects.
  • Effelsberg Telescope: PI in 1 project.
  • APEX Telescope: co-PI in 1 project.
  • Deep Space Network (DSN) 34 meter telescope: PI in 1 project.
  • I have also used multi-wavelength archival data from multiple others facilities: Chandra Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope, James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), Herschel Space Telescope, United Kingdom IR Telescope (UKIRT), Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)...

Committees

Software

  • Development and testing of astronomical software: Madrid Data Cube Analysis on ImageJ (MADCUBA), software package to visualize and analyze datacubes and spectra.
  • Astrophysical data calibration and analysis: CASA, AIPS, GILDAS, MADCUBA, MIRIAD, GBT-IDL, ds9, Aladdin Sky Atlas, SIMBAD, NED.
  • Programming: Fortran, Python (basic).

Refereeing

  • Referee for Astronomy and Astrophysics.
  • Referee for Astrophysical Journal.

Teaching

  • 2017: Lesson to high-school students: "Astrochemistry", Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence, Italy
  • 2016: Lesson to high-school students: "Star Formation: physics and chemistry", Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence, Italy
  • 2016: "Line identification approaches examples and tutorials: MADCUBA", Origins of habitable Planets, Onsala Observatory, Sweden
  • 2015: Tutorial: "Using the ALMA Science Archive", School of Astrophysics "Francesco Lucchin"

Press releases

Outreach

  • 2017: Interview for MEDIA-INAF TV to explain the detection of CH3NCO in solar- type protostars: "ALMA scopre i mattoni della vita attorno a baby stelle" (in italian).
  • 2017: "Bambineide 2017: Arcetri e le sette terre - Giochiamo con la Scienza", Open Day for the public (kids and parents) at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Firenze, Italy.
  • 2016: "What are those tiny dots in the sky?", talk at Europa International School, Sevilla, Spain.
  • 2015: "Bambineide 2015: I segreti della luce", Open Day for the public (kids and parents) at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence, Italy.
  • 2012: "Astrophysics for kids", talk at Antonio Osuna School, Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2012: "Astrophysics for kids", talk at Jorge Manrique High School, Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2010: "Radio-interferometry: Revealing the details of the unvisible universe", talk at Jorge Manrique High School, Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain.

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Víctor M. Rivilla