The group now consists of four permanent astronomers, 3 PhD students, a technician, and an external collaborator who is vinculated to the IAA. In the group, we study stellar and planetary formation and also the latest phases of evolving stars, such as post-AGB stars and planetary nebula. With special interest in disks and jets associated to young stars and with the last phases in the life of a star. To do this, in the majority of cases, we use radio observations at very high angular resolutions as well as theoretical models. In the 20 years of its existence the group has seen the finalization of 8 PhD thesis, 15 magisters, and has had 4 former post docs spending time in our group.

Guillem Anglada

Star and planet formation, Evolved stars, Radioastronomy.
Head of the group

Guillem Anglada (full name Guillem Josep Anglada Pons) is a member of the permanent scientific staff of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía CSIC since 1997, and has served as Head of the Department of Radio Astronomy and Galactic Structure (2002-2005), Science Vice-Director (2005-2009) and Director (2009). He obtained his PhD in Physical Sciences from the University of Barcelona (1989), and has held positions as Interim Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (1990-1996), Senior Researcher B at the Instituto de Astronomía UNAM (1996-1997), Senior Scientist at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía CSIC (1997-2005), and Visiting Scientist at Harvard-Smithsonian CfA (2001-2002).

Evolved Stars
Scientific Staff

Member of the scientific permanent staff of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC), since 2005.

Predoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (1989-1990) and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (1990-1993), got his PhD from the University of Granada in 1993. After a post doctoral contract at the IAA (1993-1995), he was hired as a staff scientist at the National Institute for Aeroespace Technology (INTA) from 1995 to 2005.

Evolved Stars
Scientific Staff

Luis has been working at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía – CSIC since 1997. He studied physics at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He carried out his PhD thesis at the Max-Planck-Institut fÜr Astronomie (MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany), which was presented at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and did a post-doc at the MPIA.

Star and Planet Formation and Radioastronomy
PhD Student

Guillermo Blázquez is currently working on his PhD thesis under the direction of Mayra Osorio and Guillem Anglada. He started in 2019 at  the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (CSIC) as a Severo Ochoa FPI. He studied the degree in Physics in the University of Cordoba, Spain and finished his Master in Physics and Mathematics in the University of Granada, Spain.

Evolved stars
PhD Student

Roldán studied Electronic Engineering at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. He joined the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) on June 2021, after finishing his Master in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Granada, Spain. He is developing his PhD thesis in nascent planetary nebulae under advising of Dr. José Francisco Gómez and Dr. Luis Felipe Miranda.

Star Formation
PhD Student

Florin is currently working as a technician under the direction of Dra Mayra Osorio. He started work at the Institute of Astrophysics in  Andalusia (CSIC) in 2020, and beforehand studied an engineering degree in Telecomunication Systems at the University of Málaga, Spain. Then going on to achieve his Master in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Granada, Spain.

Star Formation
Technician, Junta de Andalucía

Rafael Navarro is working with Dr. Mayra Osorio modelling dwarf protoplanetary disks in binary systems. He obtained a MSc in astrophysics from UCM in 2022, and will start his PhD at Kapteyn Astronomical Institute next fall.

Star Formation and Radioastronomy
External Collaborator

Gary Fuller is Professor of Astrophysics at the Jodrell Bank
Astrophysics Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of

Former Students

Star Formation and Radioastronomy
Research Associate

Ana Karla is currently working as a associate researcher at UK ALMA Regional Center, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The University of Manchester. She has finished her PhD at University of Granada and the Institute of Astrophysics in Andalusia (CSIC) in 2021 under the direccion of Dr Guillem Anglada.

Star Formation

Clara Puerto is currently doing her Master’s internship under the direction of Mayra Osorio. She obtained in 2021 her degree in Aerospace Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid and is currently pursuing a Master in Astrophysics at the Observatory of Paris.

PhD Thesis

Ana Karla Diaz-Rodriguez, PhD Thesis (10 February 2021): “Disks and Jets in the Formation of Multiple Stellar Systems”. Advisor: Guillem Anglada

Guillermo Manjarrez  Esquivel, PhD Thesis (11 January 2019): “Study of the chemical and morphological evolution of ofmmolecular clouds, using observations of high density gas tracers”. Advisors: José Francisco Gómez and Itziar de Gregorio Monsalvo

Enrique Macías Quevedo, PhD Thesis (28 October 2016): “From circumstellar disks to planetary systems: Observations and Modelling of Protoplanetary Disks”. Advisors: Guillem Anglada and Mayra Osorio

Juan Manuel Mayén Gijón, PhD Thesis (January 2016): “Kinematic study of the molecular environment in the early phases of massive star formation: ammonia observations and modeling”. Advisor: Guillem Anglada

-Alba Aller Egea, PhD Thesis (27 October 2015): “Search for planetary nebulae around hot subdwarf stars. Analysis and characterization of these peculiar systems.” Advisors: Luis F. Miranda, Enrique Solano, Ana M. Ulla

-Mónica W. Blanco Cárdenas, PhD Thesis (24 January 2014): “Nuevos métodos observacionales de estrellas post-AGB y nebulosas planetarias”. Advisors: Martín A. Guerrero and Luis F. Miranda

Carlos Carrasco-Gonzalez, PhD Thesis (July 2010): “High angular resolution study of the earliest stages of star formation”. Advisor: Guillem Anglada

Itziar de Gregorio-Monsalvo, PhD Thesis (2006): “Radio Astronomical Study of the Physical conditions, Kinematics, and Chemistry of the environment surrounding Low-mass Young Stellar Objects”. Adivsor: José Francisco Gómez


Master Thesis

-David Enrique Rodríguez Granados, Master Thesis (8 November 2021): “Variabilidad de la Nebulosa Planetaria M3-27”. Advisors: Luis F. Miranda and Lorenzo Olguín

Florin Alexandru Placinta, Master Thesis (21 September 2021): “Catálogo HOPS sobre discos y jets asociados a estrellas muy jóvenes en Orión”. Advisor: Mayra Osorio, Mentor: Guillermo Blázquez-Calero.

-José Francisco López Herrera, Master Thesis (6 July 2021): “Nebulosas planetarias alrededor de estrellas centrales tipo PG1159: propiedades y características”. Advisor: Luis F. Miranda

-Juan Jesús Díaz López, Master Thesis (17 September 2020): “Propiedades y estructura de la región central de la nebulosa planetaria IRAS18061-2505”. Advisor: Luis F. Miranda

-Neus Blanco Priu, Master Thesis (27 January 2017): “Búsqueda de nuevas estructuras en nebulosas planetarias en el rango infrarrojo”. Advisors: Alba Aller and Luis F. Miranda

José Ignacio Añez López, Master Thesis (17 September 2015): “Modelización del espectro e imagen en radio de objetos muy jóvenes”: Advisor: Mayra Osorio 

Enrique Macías Quevedo, Master Thesis (July 2013): “Modelización del espectro de estrellas jóvenes de luminosidad intermedia en la región de OMC-2”. Advisors: Mayra Osorio and Guillem Anglada

Javier Pérez Cáceres, Master Thesis (12 September 2012) : “Estudio del espectro del material circunestelar en la estrella Water Fountain IRAS 19134+2131”. Advisors: Mayra Osorio and Maria Carolina Duran-Rojas

-Alba Aller Egea, Master Tesis (13 Julio 2011): “Estudio sistemático de la población de estrellas subenanas calientes como objetos centrales de nebulosas planetarias”. Advisors: Luis F. Miranda and Ana M. Ulla

Juan Manuel Mayén Gijón, Master Thesis (December 2009): “Estudio en alta resolución angular del núcleo molecular caliente en la región de G31.41+0.31”. Advisor: Guillem Anglada

-Mónica W. Blanco Cárdenas, Master Thesis (17 December 2009): “Estudio de las condiciones físicas y abundancias químicas de la nebulosa planetaria NGC3242”. Advisors: Martín A. Guerrero and Luis F. Miranda

Former Postdocs

Maria Carolina Duran Rojas

Jose Maria Masqué

Gemma Busquet

Lucero Uscanga Aguilera