Department: Geodinámica, Estratigrafía y Paleontología

Faculty: Ciencias Geológicas

Area: Internal Geodynamics

Research group: Geodinámica planetaria, tectónica activa y aplicaciones a riesgos


Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis Tectónica activa y geodinámica en el norte de Centroamérica 2009. Supervised by Dr. Ramón Capote del Villar, Dr. José Jesús Martínez Díaz.

Professor in the Department of Geodynamics, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology at the Complutense University of Madrid, member of the research group "Planetary Geodynamics, Active Tectonics, and Related Hazards" (UCM-910368). Ph.D. in Geology from the Complutense University of Madrid and university specialist in numerical modeling. I teach Structural Geology, Tectonics, Field Geology, and Earthquake Geology. My area of expertise lies in active tectonics, seismotectonics, and paleoseismology, and their application to seismic hazard and tsunami risk. I have been a researcher at the Spanish National Seismic Network and at the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics "IH Cantabria." My doctoral thesis focused on the tectonics and geodynamics of Central America, but I have also worked in various tectonic settings and their seismic and tsunami hazards: in South American subduction zones (Peru, Chile, Ecuador), in the Central American isthmus (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, southern Mexico), in Europe and the Mediterranean (Iberian Peninsula, Algeria, Balearic Islands), the Middle East (Oman, Zagros, Makran), the Pacific Ocean, and New Zealand. I have participated in dozens of projects and research contracts directly related to active tectonics, seismic hazard, and tsunami risk, serving as principal investigator for several research projects as well as consultancy contracts. As part of my research, I have developed several codes and software tools, distributed as open-source software; among them is the FMC code (