I have been a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics (EEE) of the University of Liverpool (UoL), United Kingdom since 2013. Prior to this, I was a Research Fellow in the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) of the University of Surrey (UNIS), Guildford, United Kingdom from 2011 to 2013. I received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering (both with First-Class Honours) from Miguel Hernández University (UMH), Elche, Spain in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering (2011 Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award) from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain in 2011.
My research interests embrace the field of wireless communications and networking, with special emphasis on several theoretical and experimental aspects of cellular mobile communication technologies, heterogeneous radio access networks and dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio systems. I am/have been the principal investigator of research projects funded by EPSRC/eFutures and UKIERI, and have been involved in the European-funded projects AROMA, NEWCOM++, FARAMIR, QoSMOS and CoRaSat,
I am co-author of three book chapters and have published over 60 papers in refereed journals and recognised conferences. I am Associate Editor of IEEE Access and IET Communications. I have been a member of the Organising Committee for the IEEE WCNC International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS 2015, 2016 and 2017). I have also been TPC for several IEEE conferences (ICC, WCNC, VTC) as well as frequent reviewer for IEEE journals and conferences.
After graduation, I was the recipient of the University Education National Awards in the area of Telecommunications Engineering for my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, a distinction from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to the best national academic records. I also was awarded other prizes and distinctions from the Spanish Professional Institution of Telecommunications Engineers, among others. My M.Sc. thesis was awarded the national research prize from the France Telecom foundation (today Orange foundation) in the context of the 5th Archimedes University Competition, the scientist contest for young researchers in Spain organised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (over 100 applications). I was awarded a full scholarship (FPU) for my Ph.D. studies from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, being ranked 1st in Electronic Technology and Communications. My Ph.D. thesis received the 2011 Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). My work was shortlisted as a finalist for the IET Innovation Awards 2012 in the category of Telecommunications (over 400 applications). I received the IEICE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award 2014 and the IEEE Access Reviewer of the Month Award (July 2015).
I am a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).