Short CV

I am a Senior Scientist in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT) in the Applied Mathematics department where I lead the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group. Our work addresses the development of novel dynamical systems tools and computational techniques for providing new insights into geophysical flows. Among my scientific results are my contributions to the development of the concept of Lagrangian Descriptors, the first numerical computations showing evidence of self-similar collapse in the 2D alpha patches problem and quasi-geostrophic equation and the study of instabilities in fluids from a bifurcation theory perspective. Currently I am working in the real time application of these ideas to address important environmental challenges. I have published numerous articles in leading journals and have been Principal Investigator of several national and international projects. I am Executive Editor of the EGU journal “Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics”. Between 2016 and 2018 I have been member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Science Europe and before I was member of the Science Europe PHYCHEMA Committee. I have served as evaluator for several research agencies including the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission.