VALENTÍ SALLARÈS Senior Researcher (+34) 932 309 623 / 932 309 500 (ext. 1505)
BIOGRAPHY I got a degree in Physics in 1994 and a PhD in Geophysics in 1999 at University of Barcelona. I received the García-Siñeriz Foundation Award to the best MSc in Applied Geophysics in 1997 and to the best PhD in Geophysics in 2000. I had a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship at the IRD-Géosciences Azur in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, between 2000 and 2002, and then I got a position (Chargé de Recherche) at IRD until 2004. Currently I am senior researcher (Científico Titular) at the Spanish CSIC, first at the Marine Technology Unit (2004-2012) and from 2012 on at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM). My current research interests are focussed on marine geophysics, including (1) methodological development of seismic inversion techniques and applications to study the structure and processes governing the evolution of subduction zones and back-arc basins; (2) seismic oceanography, an interdisciplinary approach that combines geophysical and hydrographic methods to investigate the thermohaline structure and meso-scale dynamics of oceans. I authored and co-authored around 50 papers in SCI journals, and I have over 150 communications in international meetings and workshops. I have leaded several projects funded by Spanish, French and european Agencies, and I have participated in over 30 scientific projects funded by public agencies overall. I have participated in numerous oceanographic cruises in Spanish, French and American vessel, having been scientist in five of them. I am now involved in a large-scale research projects funded by an oil companies (Repsol) to develop and apply seismic tomography methods (travel-time, full waveform)-