Nelson Merino got his PhD from the University of Concepción and Politecnico di Torino in 2012. After that he spent four years at the PUCV as a postdoctoral researcher (three years as a FONDECYT postdoctoral researcher). Between 2016 and 2018 he worked three years as postdoc at the Laboratoire APC (AstroParticule et Cosmologie) of the Paris Diderot University. Then he worked one year at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon as a temporary associate professor of research and teaching. Currently he is working as professor and researcher at the Universidad Arturo Prat of Iquique.