Pablo is a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC). Before coming to MIT to get his doctoral degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering, Pablo majored in Industrial Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University. He worked as a research fellow at Politecnico di Milano on turbine optimization via machine learning techniques, which resulted in an award-winning master thesis. His research at the PSFC focuses on fusion energy and plasma physics, particularly on energy transport in tokamaks. Fusion has the potential to provide clean, sustainable, safe and unlimited energy to the world. Towards this goal, Pablo currently works on the physics basis and optimisation of SPARC, the first fusion experiment that will generate net energy. During his doctoral thesis research (defended in April 2019), Pablo wrote 5 first-author peer-reviewed journal articles, including a high-impact Physical Review Letter. In this work, Pablo solved a 20-year-old mystery in plasma physics that had been challenging the prediction of future reactors. In 2018, Pablo was awarded the Manson Benedict award (MIT) for academic excellence and professional promise, and the Young Engineer (UPM) early career achievement award.

Featured programmes and seminars

  • High Capacity Campus

    Start date: 07/07/2024

    The main objective of this initiative is to develop the potential of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been accredited as "high ability".

  • Workshop From Science to Society

    Start date: 22/09/2024

    The Rafael del Pino Foundation together with the Club de Científicos (Rafael del Pino Excellence Fellows) organise the FS2S: Translating today's research into tomorrow's solutions.

  • A History of the World programme. Jeremy Adelman

    Start date: 20/09/2024

    This course, aimed at young people aged between 17 and 25, invites them to learn about and delve into world history in order to understand how we are connected in the globalised world in which we live.

  • Artificial Intelligence Ethics Programme. Carissa Véliz

    Start date: 28/10/2024

    This course will help us understand the "digital reality" we live in. A practical and constructive approach, offering possible solutions to the ethical challenges generated by AI.