Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information
Alfonso Delgado Bonal
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road, MD 20771
Mail Code 613 Bldg. 33 Room A317
Email: alfonso.delgadobonal@nasa.gov    or    alfonso_delgado@usal.es
Phone: 301.614.6293 · Fax: 301.614.6307
Cell Phone: 240-467-4553 (USA)    or    (0034)625668237 (Spain)
Nationality: Spanish
Birthdate: 03 September 1986
Education
  • · Bachelor in Economics
          - Economics (240 ECTS) - UNED National University of Distance Education (2018)
  • · PhD Theoretical Physics (Cum Laude)
          - Institute of Fundamental Physics and Mathematics - University of Salamanca (2015)
  • · MSc Astrophysics (With honors)
          - Astronomy and Astrophysics (60 ECTS) - International University of Valencia (2013)
  • · MSc Planetary Sciences
          - Science and Technology of the Space (60 ECTS) - University of Alcalá (2011)
  • · Bachelor in Physics
          - Specialization: theoretical physics (300 ECTS) - University of Salamanca (2010)
Experience
  • · Postdoctoral Fellowship - Climate and Radiation Laboratory
          - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (currently)
  • · Postdoctoral Fellowship - Atmospheric Physics
          - Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, at the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences) (2016)
  • · Graduate Researcher - Physics
          - Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (January 2015 – June 2015)
  • · PhD Research Grant - Astrobiology
          - National Institute of Aerospace Technique - FPI Spanish Ministry of Defense (2010-2014)
Honors and Awards
  • · Extraordinary Thesis Award in the courses 2015-2017
          - Best PhD thesis work in Physics, University of Salamanca (2018)
  • · Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
          - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2017)
  • · "Professor Garmendia" Award
          - Best science PhD, University of Salamanca (2016)
  • · Fundación Iberdrola “Energy Award” - Postdoctoral grant
          - National program, Spain (2015)
  • · Luleå Unversity of Technology
          - Research Scholarship, Sweden (2015)
  • · CENSOLAR: Expert in solar energy program
          - Full grant, Spain (2014)
  • · Spanish ministry of defense grant
          - PhD program grant (FPI) (2011 – 2014)
  • · University of Alcalá
          - Master program grant (2011)
  • · International University of Valencia
          - Master program grant (2010)
  • · Spanish ministry of education grant - University of Salamanca
          - University studies grant (2005 – 2010)
Publications
  • · A. Delgado-Bonal, Entropy of radiation: the unseen side of light, Scientific Reports, 7, 1642, (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01622-6
  • · A. Delgado-Bonal and F. J. Martín-Torres, Human vision is determined based on information theory, Scientific Reports, 6, 36038, (2016) doi:10.1038/srep36038
  • · A. Delgado-Bonal, M.-P Zorzano and F. J. Martín-Torres, Martian Top of the Atmosphere 10-to 420 nm spectral irradiance database and forecast for solar cycle 24, Solar Energy, Vol. 134, pp. 228-325, (2016) doi:10.1016/j.solener.2016.05.004
  • · A. Delgado-Bonal, F. J. Martín-Torres, S. Vázquez-Martín, M.-P. Zorzano, Solar and wind exergy potentials for Mars, Energy, Vol. 102, pp. 550-558, (2016) doi:10.1016/j.energy.2016.02.110
  • · A. Delgado-Bonal and F. J. Martín-Torres, Solar Cell Temperature on Mars, Solar Energy, Vol. 118, pp. 74-79, (2015) doi:10.1016/j.solener.2015.04.035
  • · A. Delgado-Bonal and F. J. Martín-Torres, Evaluation of the Mars atmospheric chemical entropy production, Entropy, Vol. 17, pp. 5047-5062, (2015) doi:10.3390/e17075047
  • · A. Delgado-Bonal and F. J. Martín-Torres, A Mathematic Approach to Nitrogen Fixation Through Earth History, in: The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets, Springer, Vol. 35, pp. 23-31, (2013) doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5191-4_3
Oral Presentations/Posters
  • · Delgado-Bonal, A., “Entropy, Complexity and the Evolution of Human Vision”, Centro de Astrobiología, Madrid, Spain 2016 (Invited talk)
  • · F. J. Martín-Torres et al. (including Delgado-Bonal), “Highlights from the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on Board the Mars Science Laboratory: New Windows for Atmospheric Research on Mars”, Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and Observation, 5th International Workshop, Oxford, UK, 2014
  • · Delgado-Bonal, A., "Computing Gibbs free energy for Mars atmospheric reactions", IV workshop of the NAI “Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution” Focus Group, Granada, Spain, 22th-24th Oct 2014
  • · Delgado-Bonal, A., “Accurate calculations of Ozone and liquid water over Gale Crater”, European Astrobiology Network Association, Stockholm, Sweden, 15th-17th Oct 2012
  • · Delgado-Bonal, A., “Effect of radiative transfer in the photochemistry of rocky planets atmospheres”, AbGradCon, Caltech, CA. US, 26th-30th Aug 2012
  • · Eugenio Simoncini, Delgado-Bonal, A.,, and Martin-Torres, F.J., “Disequilibrium as a habitability sign: An integrate tool”, 5th MSL Landing Site Workshop, May 16th-18th in Monrovia, CA. US, 2012
  • · Delgado-Bonal, A., “Nitrogen fixation at the Cambrian Explosion”, Nitrogen in planetary systems: the early evolution of the atmospheres of terrestrial planets: the role of nitrogen, Barcelona, Spain, 21th-23th Sept 2011
  • · Delgado-Bonal, A., “Theoretical aspects of the effects of life in planetary atmospheres”, 1st NASA Thermodynamic, Disequilibrium and Evolution Focus Group, Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain , March 1st- 3rd, 2011

  • Posters
  • · Pla-García, J., Martín-Torres F. J. and Delgado-Bonal, A., “Earth emission and transmission spectra through history and effects of the emergence of life: application to exoplanets”. 13th AbGradCon’13, Monteal, Quebec, Canada, 2013
  • · Delgado-Bonal, A., Simoncini, E. and Martín-Torres, F.J. “Thermodynamic disequilibrium as a biomarker in Mars”, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria, 21th-27th April 2012
  • · Delgado-Bonal, A., Simoncini, E. and Martín-Torres, F.J. “Thermodynamic study of a martian cave”, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria, 21th-27th April 2012
Certified Courses
  • · Expert in Solar Energy: planning and installation
          - CENSOLAR: Centro de Estudios de la Energía Solar (Spain)
  • · Specialization: Foundations of Management
          - IESE Business School / Coursera. License 2XA44RX788D4
  •        · Operational Finance: Finance for Managers
                - IESE Business School / Coursera. License XX3VZCYCX65G
  •         · Accounting: Principles of Financial Accounting
                - IESE Business School / Coursera. License QU2JDUASL567
  •        · Marketing: Customer Needs and Wants
                - IESE Business School / Coursera. License HH2BT9DR8GHA
  •        · Organizational Behavior: How to Manage People
                - IESE Business School / Coursera. License C5PVRQ625MYT
  •        · Analysis of Business Problems
                 - IESE Business School / Coursera. License LSBE33QT459A
  • · Introduction to Programming with MATLAB
          - Vanderbilt University / Coursera
  • · Financial Engineering and Risk Management
          - Columbia University / Coursera. License FXEZZC4TV85K
  • · Coursera Mentor Community and Training Course (in Financial Engineering)
          - Coursera. License 7257XPFES28N
Certified Courses - Data Science
  • · Specialization: Mastering Software Development in R
  •        · The R Programming Environment
                - Johns Hopkins University / Coursera. License SVH2TZJUW5U6
  •        · Advanced R Programming
                - Johns Hopkins University / Coursera. License UNWN6GNT9XNN
  •        · Building R Packages
                - Johns Hopkins University / Coursera. License V3SM2HP7UVHW
  •        · Building Data Visualization Tools
                - Johns Hopkins University / Coursera. License LPLMTL7W6P82
  • · Specialization: Data Science
  •        · The Data Scientist’s Toolbox
                - Johns Hopkins University / Coursera. License 3NE9KQL5K3XG
  •        · R Programming
                - Johns Hopkins University / Coursera. License KSVXWCQ7MGCG
  •        · Getting and Cleaning Data
                - Johns Hopkins University / Coursera. License P3WEF4RW2FGR
  • · Machine Learning
          - Stanford University / Coursera. License EFSMLMDDXFYG
Outreach and workshop organization

    Workshops:
  • · 3rd Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution NAI workshop, Centro de Astrobiología, Madrid (Spain), Local committee, 2011
  • · 4rd Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution NAI workshop, Andalusian Institute for Earth Sciences, Granada (Spain), Local committee, 2012

  • High school science outreach:
  • · Everything you always wanted to know about SCIENCE but were afraid to ask, Santo Tomás de Aquino High School, Valladolid, Spain, 2013
  • · ¿Vale para algo la Ciencia?, San Estanislao de Kostka School, Salamanca (2016).
  • · The origins of life on Earth: is there more life out there?, Santo Tomás de Aquino High School, Valladolid, Spain, 2016
Attended Symposiums/Summer Schools
  • · Fundación Ramón Areces, “Origins of life and the search of life in the Universe” (2016)
  • · NORDITA Summer School, Impacts and their role in the evolution of life (2013)
  • · European Geophysical Union (2012)
  • · Josep Comas i Solá, X International School of Astrobiology Orignis of the Buildings Blocks for Life (2012)
  • · Astrobiology Graduate Conference (ABGRADCON) (2012)
  • · European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA) (2012)
  • · Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution NAI Workshops (2011 - 2012)
Programming skills
  • · FORTRAN
  • · c/c#
  • · Matlab
  • · Mathematica
  • · R
  • · HTML/CSS
Languages
  • · Spanish (native)
  • · English (113/120) TOEFL ibt (2015)