Newcomers (December 2023)




Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Electronics and Automatic Control Engineering from Universidad de La Laguna, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Computing and Automation from Universitat Politécnica de Valencia. He has years of experience in industry, working on R&D projects for redox flow batteries as an automation and control engineer.

He joined the IAC in 2021 as a software engineer for the New Robotic Telescope (NRT), developing its low level control system, and joined the EST team in October 2023 as an automation and control engineer, in charge of the telescope control.





Amanda holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Granada, a Master's degree in Graphic Design from the University of La Rioja, and a Master's degree in Social Communication of Scientific Research from the International University of Valencia. She has experience in the field of scientific communications, having worked in the Scientific Culture and Innovation Units of the Universities of Granada and Cantabria, and the Communication Unit of Parque de las Ciencias.

Amanda joined the EST project in July 2023 as the new EST Communication Officer.





Nicolás has a degree in Industrial Electronics Engineering and Automation from University of La Laguna, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Automatic Control and Robotics from Technical University of Catalonia. He has experience working for the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, a joint Research Center of CSIC and UPC, as research support Eegineer for the European project LOGISMILE and for the national project ROCOTRANSP.

Nicolás is now part of the EST team, working as control engineer for the Multi- Conjugate Adaptive Optics testbench.





Esther holds a degree in Optics from the University of Zaragoza, complemented by a Master's in Optical and Imaging Technologies from the Complutense University of Madrid. Esther embarked on her professional journey with a two-year stint as a dedicated researcher at the CSIC. Driven by a passion for advancing scientific knowledge, Esther then pursued her PhD at the IAC. Her doctoral research focused on the development of new wavefront sensing techniques, specifically tailored for applications in the realm of astronomy.

Esther recently joined the EST team as an optical engineer.