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Juanjo completed his Telecommunication Engineering degree in 2010 at the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona). His final project focused on molecular spectroscopy applied to the analysis of works of art in the group of Raman spectroscopy.
His journey into the world of space missions began in 2010 when he worked in the SMOSCat Pildo Labs project aimed at increasing the resolution of SMOS satellite measurements using methodologies. disaggregation.
He joined the Gaia team at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in January 2012. He is the test Manager IDT, IDU and DPCB. It also works as a software engineer and testing, mainly focused on implementing and validation of scientific and technical developments in IDT and IDU, as well as the tratment system and data management DPCB.
At the same time, he is doing the PhD at the UPC in the Raman spectroscopy group. His research is based on pattern recognition applied to the identification of artistic materials, crucial in the conservation, restoration and authentication of art works. Threfore, it combines his passion for astronomy working on Gaia and for art in the UPC.