The group, led by Dr. Guillem Anglada, now consists of four permanent astronomers, 2 post-docs, 3 PhD students, 1 master student, 1 Jae-intro SO student, and an external collaborator who is vinculated to the IAA. In the group, we study star and planetary formation and also the late phases of evolved stars, such as post-AGB stars and planetary nebula. With special interest in disks and jets associated to young stars (from high-mass to low-mass protostars) 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, Star and planet formation, Radioastronomy
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 Aerospace 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.

Radioastronomy, massive stars and Galactic Centre
Postdoctoral fellow

Teresa Gallego has worked at the Astrophysics Institute of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) since 2008.
She studied Physics at the University of Granada and obtained her PhD from the University of Granada and the University of Castilla-La Mancha (2021).
The main research fields she is interested in are the Galactic Centre of the Milky Way in radio and near-infrared wavelengths at high angular resolution, molecular spectroscopy of the interstellar medium in stellar formation regions, and astronomy outreach with particular attention to disabled people.

Star formation, Massive stars, Infrarred observations
Postdoctoral fellow

Rubén Fedriani did his PhD at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) and the University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland. Fedriani then moved to Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden where he was awarded a Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF).
He is now at the Institute for Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA) as a Juan de la Cierva Fellow. The main topic of his research focuses on observational studies of massive star forming regions.

Star and Planet Formation, radioastronomy
PhD Student

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

Star Formation
PhD Student

Florin is currently working as a PhD student focusing on the study of circumstellar disks and planetary formation under the supervision of Dr Mayra Osorio. He started working at the Institute of Astrophysics in  Andalusia (CSIC) in 2020 as a technician, and beforehand studied for an engineering degree in Telecommunication Systems at the University of Málaga, Spain. Then going on to achieve his Master in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Granada, Spain.


Oier Baraibar was born in the village of Puente la Reina in Navarra, Spain. He is studying at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and is currently completing the fourth course of his degree at the University of Granada (UGR), and the corresponding second quadrimester at the IAA. He is presently conducting an extracurricular internship and his end-of-degree project on debris disks around mature stars under the supervision of Dr José Francisco Gómez and Dr Mayra Osorio.

Star Formation and Radioastronomy
External Collaborator

Gary Fuller is a Professor of Astrophysics at the Jodrell Bank Astrophysics Centre,
Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering,
University of Manchester, UK.

Star and planet formation
External Collaborator

Josep María Masqué got his PhD degree from the University of Barcelona (2012) and, after, a postdoctoral position at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC). In 2013,  he moved to Morelia, México, to work at the Instituto de RadioAstronomía y Astrofísica (UNAM). He is currently working in the Astronomy Department of Universidad de Guanajuato, in Mexico, since 2015.

Former Students

Star and Planet Formation
Summer Student

University of Virginia, United States.
Summer student under the supervision of Dr. Rubén Fedriani.
“Near-Infrared Observations of Massive Star Formation in the Outflowing Region AFGL 5180”

Star and planet formation
Master student

University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Master student under the supervision of  Dr Josep María Masque and Dr Mayra Osorio.
“Chemical and kinematical study of the molecular flux components associated to the massive protostar IRAS18162-2048 in the HH80/81 region”

Star and planet formation
Master student

Universidad Complutense, Madrid
JAE-intro SO
She is carrying out the initiation to research under the direction of Dr Mayra Osorio.
“Update of the online catalogue of observations in young radio stars of Orion”

Star Formation and Radioastronomy
Research Associate

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

Star Formation

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


Luis Rivas Zamudio

Rafael Navarro Carrera

Guillermo Manjarrez  Esquivel

Enrique Macías Quevedo

Juan Manuel Mayén Gijón

Alba Aller Egea

Mónica W. Blanco Cárdenas

Carlos Carrasco-González

Itziar de Gregorio-Monsalvo

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

Josep María Masqué

Gemma Busquet

Lucero Uscanga Aguilera