Team Member Profile

Our Team

Celia del Carmen Escamilla Rivera

Ph. D.

PhD in Science, Technology and Space Observation from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in collaboration with the University of Oxford (United Kingdom).

She has two postdocs carried out at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) and the Federal University Espirito Santo (Brazil). Her areas of research are focused on the study of theoretical and observational cosmology, the development of numerical Cosmo-statistics and dark energy. She is a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 in Mexico, of the Thematic Network of Relativity and Spanish Gravitation and of the Association "Mas Ciencia por México, A.C." As well as the Advanced Institute of Cosmology and the Mexican Society of Physics.


Awards: State Prize of the Youth Bicentennial Edition and the Recognition of "Extraordinary Woman 2016" by the Ibero-American Women's Union.

Elías Castellanos Alcántara 

Ph. D.

He has a PhD in the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa UAM-I, he did a postdoctoral stay at the Center of Applied Space technology and microgravity or ZARM of the University of Bremen, in Bremen Germany and other in the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) of Instituto Politécnico Nacional in city Mexico.


The lines of research he develops are fundamentals of the Bose-Einstein Condensation Theory, condensed Bose-Einstein as test tools in phenomenology of Gravitational Physics, Cosmology and Dark Matter. He is a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 in Mexico

Omar Tibolla

Ph. D.

Obtained his Laurea at Trieste University, Italy, and his Ph.D. at Padova University, Italy.

After I became lecturer research fellow at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
And now he is a full professor in the Mesoamerican Center for Theoretical Physics (MCTP), Mexico.

Since 2013 he is also affiliated to the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), before in Pisa and now in Udine-Trieste. Active member in several international collaborations: P242 (Project 242), Fermi LAT (large Area Telescope), HESS (High Energy Stereoscopic System), CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array), MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-Ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes), FACT (First G-APD Cherenkov Telescope), JEM-EUSO (Japanese Experiment Module - Extreme Universe Space Observatory), GRIPS (Gamma-Ray Investigations via Polarization and Spectroscopy), Athena (next generation X-ray satellite), eASTROGAM (next generation hard X-rays and soft gamma-rays satellite) and HAWC (High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory). He is a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 in Mexico.


Main research interests are High Energy Astrophysics, Cosmic Rays, Supernovae Remnants, Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Unidentified Sources, but also active and interested in other aspects of High Energy Astrophysics such as Active Galactic Nuclei, Starburst Galaxies, Gamma-Ray Bursts, X-ray and gamma-ray binaries.

Sarah Kaufmann

Ph. D.

Obtained her Ph.D. at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg with studies on Active Galactic Nuclei in cooperation with the Landessternwarte, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany. After she worked further at the University Heidelberg, Germany, she is a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 in Mexico.


Collaborative work in several international collaborations, e.g. H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System), CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array), ATHENA (next generation X-ray satellite), LAGO (Latin American Giant Observatory) and HAWC (High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory). Main research interests and experience in High-Energy Astrophysics (X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy) and Multi-wavelength Astronomy; mainly Extragalactic Astrophysics (especially Active Galactic Nuclei), but also Galactic Astronomy projects.

Laura Xiomara Gutiérrez Guerrero

Ph. D.

She has a PhD in Physics from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, she has made research stays at the Argonne Laboratory in the USA, also has three postdocs in the universities of Nacional Autónoma de México, Sonora y Michoacán. 


She is a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 in Mexico, her research line is Quantum Chromodynamics and Hadronic Physics. Her work is focused on Confinement, Dynamic breakdown of chiral symmetry, Schwinger-Dyson equations and Hadronic Form Factors.

Jorge Hiram Mastache de los Santos

Ph. D.

He has a Ph.D. in Physical Sciences from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Afterwards, he carried out a postdoctoral stay at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has developed projects in theoretical cosmology based on observations among which the topics on dark matter, methods of inverse dispersion in cosmic inflation and alternative theories of gravity stand out. Currently he is a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 in Mexico.


Awards: Medal "Alfonso Caso" of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for being the most distinguished postgraduate graduate of the 2014 generation.