My Dr. degree was awarded (1993) by Barcelona University for work at the Earth Sciences Institute from CSIC. After a postdoc (93-99) and tenure (2000) at GEOMAR (Germany), I joined ICREA in 2005 at the Marine Sciences Institute (CSIC). I have > 100 paper in the SCI with >5500 citations and h-index = 41. I have >500 contributions to international congresses and delivered >35 invited talks and seminars in Europe/America/Japan universities, research centers, and congresses/workshops. I have organized, convened, or being committee member of >30 international scientific meetings. I have been CO-PI of over a dozen projects that included ship cruises. I have supervised the work of more than 20 graduated and postdoctoral researchers. Since 2007 I coordinate the Barcelona Center for Subsurface Imaging with about 20 scientists. I was awarded Fellow of the American Geophysical Union 2018 and Ciudat de Barcelona in Earth and Environmental Sciences 2019.
My scientific goal is to conceptually advance our understanding of fundamental processes of rifting, passive margins evolution, seafloor spreading, and subduction systems. I am particularly interested on the processes that govern the relations between the behaviour of earthquakes, long-term tectonics, and fluid flow. For this end, I strive to obtain the best quality observations by personally leading field acquisition, analysis, and processing of data. I have specialized in complex, multi-disciplinary experiments, coordinating teams of multi-national scientists to acquire data during cruises that have produced major breakthroughs, and leading drilling projects for ground-truthing to test competing models. With my group, I work on the development of bleeding-edge geophysical methods that yield novel observations of interest for basic science as well as for technological transfer to industry stake holders.