Research Software Engineer

Pablo Rodríguez-Sánchez


Pablo Rodríguez-Sánchez studied physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, SpainHe received his MSc diploma in 2012, with a thesis on Artificial Vision. After graduating, he worked for three years as an engineer in the optics industry.

He moved to The Netherlands in 2015 in order to conduct a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Wageningen University. There he dealt with topics so varied as numerical modeling of plankton dynamics, visualization of dynamical systems, and the mathematics of synchronization in sleep-wake cycles. In 2020 he defended his PhD thesis, Cycles and interactions: a mathematician among biologists.

Pablo began teaching in 2004 as a personal science tutor. Later on, he was involved in the design and teaching of a number of courses and master classes at various institutions, with topics ranging from calculus to thermodynamics and from ecology to software development.

He has been intensely involved in science communication since 2011. He has produced, and still does, content about popular physics and mathematics for different Spanish media, including TV, radio, podcasts, and, most frequently, newspapers and magazines. Additionally, he regularly gives popular science talks in theatres, with styles ranging from educational to stand-up comedy. See the full list, including contributions in English, here.

Pablo joined the Netherlands eScience Center in 2019 as a Research Software Engineer. Since then he has worked on a variety of projects ranging from numerical fluid simulation to remote sensing or the applications of quantum computing to radioastronomy. He is very active as a teacher and as an author of teaching materials, and in 2020 he became a certified Carpentries Instructor. He is an enthusiastic author on our blog, and since 2021 he is a member of the blogging editorial team.

For more information, visit his Medium profile and personal website.

Key skills

  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Literate Programming and Reproducible Research
  • R, Python, C#, Matlab
  • Science Communication and Blogging
  • Public Speaking and Teaching