Miguel Charcos Llorens is working on developing and integrating SOFIA instrument pipelines into the Data Cycle System (DCS). In the past, he has developed reduction software for optical/infrared imaging, spectroscopic and polarimetric data for other instruments and telescopes, including the Long-slit Intermediate Resolution Infrared Spectrograph (LIRIS) for the William Herschel Telescope (WHT). Above all, he is an instrument designer who has worked in the design and fabrication of instruments such as the Canary InfraRed Camera Experiment (CIRCE) for the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC).
His research is based on using polarimetric techniques for studying relativistic jets and the interstellar medium (ISM). Currently, his research focuses on understanding polarization due to the ISM, and modeling the local environment around clouds responsible for grain alignment in the ISM and their relation to magnetic fields. He also uses spectropolarimetry for studying relativistic jet formation and acceleration mechanisms.