He is an Agronomical Engineer and has a PhD in Food Technology. He is full Professor on Food Technology and the Head of the Postharvest & Refrigeration Group of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain), where he chairs the Doctorate Program on Advanced Techniques for Research and Development in Food and Agriculture. His research interest is focused in the improvement and development of eco-friendly postharvest technologies to preserve / enhance quality and safety of whole, fresh-cut and minimally processed fruit and vegetables. He has participated in several European and National Research Programs and R&D Projects with companies. He has published over 75 manuscripts in high impact journals listed in the SCI, more than 200 papers in conferences and other journals and has several patents. He has participated in many company Engineering Projects including the design and calculation of several installations. He collaborates with national and international groups, especially in R&D and teaching activities. Awarded with ‘Isaac Peral y Caballero’ research award in 2009 and 2016.