|MARY BARRETO CABRERA. EST TECHNICAL DIRECTOR|
She holds an Industrial Electrical Engineer degree from University of Zaragoza and started working at the Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos (ORM, La Palma) as site testing engineer for the Large Earth Solar Based Telescope. She has also worked for the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias as ORM Site Manager, and as Project Manager at IAC Technology Division. Thirty three years’ experience in different fields related to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of instrumentation and telescopes will be her contribution to the EST project.
|MIGUEL NÚÑEZ CAGIGAL. EST SYSTEM ENGINEER|
Miguel is an engineer with 16 years experience. He was software
|JORGE SÁNCHEZ-CAPUCHINO. MCAO TEAM|
Jorge has a M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics and a Ph.D. in Optical
|LUZMA MONTOYA MARTÍNEZ. MCAO TEAM|
|Luzma holds a PhD degree in Physics and more than 15 years of
experience in Astronomical Instrumentation. She works
at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias as Adaptive Optics Scientist.
She is responsible for the development of Adaptive Optics for the
EST. She is skilled in the design, specifications and numerical
simulation of the Multi Conjugated Adaptive Optics system of the
future EST. She is currently working in the construction of a solar
MCAO demonstrator which will be installed in the IAC headquarters.
|ALBERTO ESCOBAR. EST PROJECT OFFICER|
|Alberto is a physicist (Kharkov State University, Ukraine, 1985), and
Ph.D. (University of the Basque Country, Spain, 2007). He has wide
experience managing European projects as well as national and
regional ones. He joined IAC in 2013 and has managed SOLARNETFP7
and GREST-H2020 European projects. In October 2018 Alberto
joined the EST Project Office, where he is in charge of managing
the direct grant awarded to EST by the Canary Government, and
| JORGE QUINTERO NEHRKORN. EST ADAPTIVE OPTICS
|Computer engineer from the University of La Laguna, Jorge has
worked in multiple private companies as a software engineer
(mainly in JAVA). He has also developed applications for the
Canarian regional government. Before joining EST, he worked for
IACTEC, developing medical applications based on knowledge
obtained from astrophysical instrumentation. He now works in
MICAL, developing software for the GRIS spectrograph (GREGOR
telescope) to allow simultaneous observations at several
wavelengths. He is also part of the EST Adaptive Optics team.
|JUAN CÓZAR CASTELLANO.EST PRELIMINARY DESIGN TEAM|
|Juan holds a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering since 2014.
His professional career is devoted to the design, manufacturing and
testing of cryogenic prototypes, such as the mechanism of EMIR's
configurable slit unit. He also worked in the QUIJOTE experiment
for two years. In 2017, Juan joined the team of IACTec, connecting
the ongoing projects in the Large Telescope Programme (EST and
Liverpool Telescope II) with industry. He joined the EST Project
Office in the summer of 2018, and works towards the consolidation
of the preliminary design of EST.
|HORACIO RODRÍGUEZ HIDALGO. MCAO TEAM|
|Horacio is an electronic engineer, a telecommunications technical
engineer, and a senior technician in occupational risk prevention.
He worked for more than 10 years as a specialist in Storage and
Backup Systems, performing maintenance and configuration
tasks in critical environments. He is currently developing the
update of the new synchronism system for the TIP2 instrument of
the GREGOR solar telescope, being part of the team in charge of
the design of the MCAO demonstrator for EST.
|LAN QIANG ZHANG. MCAO TEAM|
Qiang is skilled in the conception and simulation of solar Adaptive
|ADELINA PASTOR. EST COMMUNICATION OFFICE|
Adelina has a journalism degree and fifteen years experience
|VÍCTOR ANÍBAL LÓPEZ. EST COMMUNICATION OFFICE|
Víctor is journalist by University of Seville and holds an AV