Juan obtained a BSc and MSc from Universidad Miguel Hernández and a Masters in Physics and Modelling of Complex Systems from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He completed his PhD at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory developing a new control method for chaotic systems, called Partial Control. He was also Assistant Professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos where he worked on modelling and control of microeconomic systems.
He was recently involved in the Systemic Risk of Modelling project at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in Oxford. In this project, he demonstrated the huge gains in resilience and risk spreading arising when there is a diversity of risk models in the market. He has also been involved in the HESTIA project, which allows researchers around the world to share their environmental impact assessments, supporting the new science required to deliver sustainable food.