PhD in chemistry. full professor of food sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and senior researcher of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC.
Between 1993 and 1994 he worked as Technical of Industrial Projects for Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI). Between 2002 and 2006 he was the Manager of the Food Science and Technology Program of the National Plan of R&D.
Between 2005 and 2010 he was a member of the Steering Committee of the Food Science Research Institute of UAM-CSIC, CIAL. Currently he is the Director of IMDEA Food institute
He is author over 250 publications of international impact and 3 licensed patents in exploitation. In 2001 he received the Award of the American Oil Chemists Society and in 2008 the Prize of the Spanish Society of Gastrononía as Best Spanish Researcher in Food Science andin 2015 the Fundación García Cabrerizo Award to the Invention.