Born in 1974 in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain. Currently living in Tena, Ecuador. Previously I lived in the UK for a couple of years, as I did in Rome, Italy. Then I moved to Vienna, Austria for 1 year and back to Barcelona. My main research interests are biophysical prospective planning, economic development, energy, ecological economics and societal metabolism. Apart from that, I am a rugby player and fan although I don't play anymore. I also like football. When I am not with my family I prefer the company of a book and some music.
I hold a PhD in Environmental Sciences (Ecological Economics), a Master in Environmental Management and a Degree in Development Economics by Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. I completed a Master in Environmental Politics and a Master in Ecological Economics at Keele University, United Kingdom, where I was researching on complex systems, self-organisation, and thermodynamics applied to the analysis of energy metabolism of societies.
Currently I am rector at Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM. Previously, I was researcher at Universidad Nacional de Educación (UNAE), and at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Ecuador. I have also worked as Dean and researcher of the Centro de Prospectiva Estratégica (CEPROEC) at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN) in Ecuador. I have also served as Assistant Professor at the Unit of Economic History, Department of Economics and Economic History of the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. I also worked with the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the same university. My research focuses on biophysical prospective planning, societal metabolism, with emphasis on household metabolism, mainly for energy consumption. I have previously worked as an environmental consultant for the Regional Government of Catalonia in a project on energy metabolism. Previously I have worked at the Institute of Social Ecology of the University of Klagenfurt IFF-SOCEC carrying out research on Integrated Assessment of Sustainability, and in Transition Studies; The Italian National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition, currently CREA, in charge of a project on integrated assessment of large scale GMO introduction; the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona where I have been working as lecturer of Natural Resource Economics from 1999 to 2003; the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya as an external consultant; and the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences FLACSO-Ecuador where I have been lecturer in Ecological Economics. I am also founding partner of the consultancy ENT Environment and Management, where I have worked in the environment area and in charge of Administration and Finance, and founding member of the Scientific Society LIPHE4.