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Dr. Alvaro G. Perez
PhD. Physically-based Simulation and Haptic Rendering

Senior Houdini FX TD

I have completed a Master in Special Effects (FX) with Houdini in Lightbox Academy, which is a Houdini Certified School. Before, I have completed a Master in Visual Effects (VFX) with NukeX and a Master in 3D Modeling with Maya, also in Lightbox Academy. I have also completed a course in Tools Development for Maya during this time.

In 2015 I received a PhD in Computer Science, in the field of Physically-based Simulation and Haptic Rendering, under the advice of Prof. Miguel A. Otaduy. Previously, in 2010 I obtained my Master in Computer Graphics, Videogames and Virtual Reality, from the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) and my Degree in Computer Science Engineering, from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). This is a 5-year Engineering, equivalent to a Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) plus a Master of Computer Science (MCS).

Between 2003 and 2008, I worked as Project Engineer at Deimos Space S.L.. During this period, between 2005 and 2007, I worked at the European Space Agency (ESA), in the European Space Research Institute (ESRIN). Between 2008 and 2012, I worked as Teaching Assistant at the URJC, in the Computer Science Engineering Degree. Between 2012 and 2016, I worked as Researcher at the URJC. Between 2016 and 2018, I worked at EUROB Creative as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Since 2019, I am working at Ilion Animation Studios, now Skydance Animation Madrid, as Senior Houdini FX TD.

Contact Me

alvaroperezmolero [at]

Last updated: April 17, 2022