Following earning his PhD from Cantabria University (UC) Alberto was appointed first as associate professor and then, since 1991, as full Professor of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics, specialized in experimental particle physics, of the Cantabria Institute of Physics (IFCA, CSIC-Univ. Cantabria). He is presently the Director of the Doctoral School of the UC, President of the Cantabria Local Section of the Spanish Physics Royal Society, Coordinator of the National Thematic Network for Future Linear Colliders and Spanish delegate to IPPOG. He has been involved in several experiments and scientific policy committees. His research has been linked to heavy flavor and tau lepton physics and Higgs searches at LEP, Tevatron and LHC, as well as R&D for future linear colliders. In 2007 he was awarded the Research Prize of the Social Council of the Cantabria University as coordinator of the IFCA group on Bs oscillations at the CDF experiment. He has also been chairman of several International workshops on High Energy Physics.
Alberto has participated in several educational projects for scholars at IFCA and other institutions, and has been the organizer of the International Masterclasses in Spain since 2005. “It is very stimulating to see young people become involved in fundamental physics. We are proud to have helped them choose their career; some of them are already involved in science and Masterclasses has contributed to their decision to pursue studies in physics.”