Professor of Research, National Research Council of Spain, CSIC and coordinator of the GVB
GEOLOGY, VOLCANOLOGY, NATURAL HAZARDS
PhD in Geology, University of Barcelona, Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona, from 1981 to 1986. Post-Doctoral researcher, (1987-1989). Tenured Scientist, Institute of Earth Sciences, CSIC, Barcelona (1990-1997), Senior Scientist, Institute of Earth Sciences, CSIC, Barcelona (1998-1999). Professor of Research at the Institute of Earth Sciences, CSIC, Barcelona since 2000. Fleming Award, British Council-Spanish Ministry of Education (1989-1990). EC Researcher Mobility Contract at the University of Bristol, U.K (1993-1995). Head of the Department of Natural Hazards at the Institute of Earth Sciences, CSIC, Barcelona (1995-1998). Director of the Laboratory of Simulation of Geological Processes (SIMGEO, University of Barcelona-CSIC) since 2000. Former Secretary of Volcanic Risk Section of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) (2004-2007). Secretary General of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth Interior (IAVCEI ) from 2007 to 2015. Chief Editor of the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research (Elsevier) since 2007. Associated Editor of the Journal of Natural Hazards and Earth Sciences Studies (NHESS, EGU) from 2006 to 2010. Chair of the IUGG Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GRC) since 2015. Member of Editorial Board of the Special Publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Cambridge University Press, since 2012. Coordinator and participant of several EU funded research projects. Member of the Academia Europaea since 2014. Co-editor of the book “Volcanoes and the Environment” (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Co-editor of the book “Caldera Volcanism” (Elsevier 2008). Principal author and co-author of over 240 peer-reviewed papers.
Major research interests include studies on physical volcanology, structure and dynamics collapse calderas and supervolcanoes, dynamics of magma chambers, experimental and numerical modelling of volcanic processes, and volcanic hazard assessment.