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
Twitter:    @AJCastroTirado
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 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals (1991-2013) including 10 in "Nature" and 5 in "Science"
More than 180 contributions to Conference Proceedings
More than 375 Gamma-Ray Burst Coordinated Network Circulars
2 books: "Macroestructuras del Universo" (1990) and "Astronomía X" (1999) (foreward by R. Giacconni)
More than 55 contributions in press and popular magazines ("Diario SUR", "Astronomía", etc.)
3 patents (co-shared) (2005, 2011, 2011). The first one licensed in 2008.
Awards and Honours:
European Philips Contest for young Scientists and Inventors (1987)
European Union's Descartes Prize (co-shared) (2002)
Elected member of the Málaga Academy of Sciences (founded in 1872) (2015)
Areas of Research Interests: Research and Technological Projects: (title and financed by)
Workshops organized (as SOC-chair):
Workshop on Galactic Relativistic Jet Sources, Granada (2000)
First Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, Málaga (Spain) (2009)
Second Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, Málaga (Spain) (2011)
Fall 2012 Gamma-ray Burst Symposium, Marbella (Spain) (2012)
Third Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, Málaga (Spain) (2013)
Fourth Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, Málaga (Spain) (2015)
First RTS2 Workshop, Lijiang (China) (2016)
Fifth Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, Mazagón, Huelva (Spain) (2017)
Second RTS2 Workshop, Kunming (China) (2018)