My Dr. degree was awarded (1993) by Barcelona University for work at the Earth Sciences Institute (CSIC). After a postdoc (93-99) and tenure (2000) at GEOMAR, I joined ICREA in 2005 to work at the Marine Sciences Institute (CSIC). I have >120 peer-reviewed articles, with > 100 within the SCI with >4800 citations coming from > 2600 articles and h-index = 40. I have >500 contributions to international congresses and delivered >55 invited talks and seminars at European/American/Japan universities, research centers, and congresses/workshops. I have been organizer, convener, or program committee member of >30 international scientific meetings. I have been PI or 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 (http://www.barcelona-csi.cmima.csic.es) with 20-25 scientists.
I study subduction systems, continental rifting, and seafloor spreading. For this end, I regularly lead international scientific teams in experiments to acquire the best possible observations. I work on analysis and processing to obtain robust data sets, and use state-of-the-art imaging techniques. I also work with multibeam bathymetry of seafloor maps. My goal is to interpret seismic observables integrated with other geophysical and geological information to advance conceptually in the understanding of active systems. I study tectonic and magmatic processes at oceanic spreading centers and the rift architecture of continental margins. I also study tectonic processes at convergent plate boundaries, where my interest has been centered on the relations between long-term tectonics, seismogenesis, and fluids in the incoming oceanic and overriding plates. I am particularly interested on the processes that govern the behaviour of earthquakes at subduction zones.