Montserrat Torne - Short CV#

Academic & Research Training#

1992 Post-doc at the Department of Geophysics of the Institute of Earth Sciences (ICTJA-CSIC) 1990-92 Post-doc at University of Oxford, UK.
1988-90 Post-doc at Lamont Earth Observatory, University of Columbia. USA.
1988 Ph.D., Geology, University of Barcelona

Degrees#

1988 Ph.D. Thesis in Geophysics. University of Barcelona (Spain)
1986 Master Degree in Software Development. Universtiy of Barcelona (Spain)
1983 Master Degree in Geophysics. University of Barcelona (Spain)
1980 Licenciate (B.S.) in Geology. University of Barcelona (Spain)

Previous positions#

  • 2012-14 Director of the Institute of Earth Sciences of Barcelona ICTJA-CSIC
  • 2010-12 Director General for Research - Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain)
  • 2009-10 Director General for International Cooperation and Institutional Relations - Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain)
  • 2008-09 Director General for International Cooperation - Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain)
  • 2007-08 Director General for Research of the Ministry of Education and Science (Spain)
  • 2006-07 Deputy Director of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)
  • 2004-05 Vice-president for Organisation and Institutional Relations of the CSIC
  • 2003-05 Deputy Director General for International Relations
  • 2004 President of the Advisory Board Women and Science of the CSIC.
  • 2003 Member of the Advisory Board Women and Science of the CSIC.
  • 2002 Advisory member of the president's office of the CSIC
  • 2002-01 Member of the Women and Science working group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
  • 2000 Director of the Institute of Earth science of Barcelona ICTJA-CSIC
  • 1998 Visiting Researcher at Norsk Hydro Research Center, Norway.

Research Interest
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My main research interest is the study of the structure and composition of the earth’s lithosphere. In particular, most of my research activities are focused on three main objectives:

  • The study of the crustal and lithospheric structure and properties.
  • The study of the long-term evolution of the lithosphere coupling surface and deep processes.
  • The development of 2D and 3D models using gravity, geoid, elevation and thermal data.

Geographic areas: Western Mediterranean; Iberian Peninsula & surrounding margins; Africa and Taiwan.

Publications#

Author and coauthor of 81 publications.

75 Refereed papers and book chapters; 6 books; 1 monograph and 4 reports.

36 invited papers: 13 scientific and 23 management of R&I.

Over 1960 ISI citations. Hirsch Index: 28; I10 Index: 45
https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=mVEbg-AAAAAJ&hl=es

Selected Professional Services#

  • 2010 Responsible for the organization & coordination of R&I under the Spansih Presidency of the EU-2010 (Ministry of Science & Innovation).
  • 2010 Spanish representative in ERAC - Committee
  • 2008-10 Spanish representative in the Governing Board of the EU Agency "Fusion for Energy (F4E)"
  • 2008-10 Spanish representative in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)
  • 2007-10 Spanish representative in the Executive Committee of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)
  • 2007-08 Member of the "ERA Green Paper Group"
  • 2006-07 Chair of the "Research Potential" Advisory Group
  • 2004 Spanish Coordinator of the 1rts Public Call of the European Young Investigator Award (EURYI) Program.
  • 2002-04 Secretary of EUROHORCS
  • 2003-04 Chair of the Management Committee of the European Young Investigator Award (EURYI) Program.
  • 1992-04 Member of the Editorial Board of Tectonophysics

Other research Activities#

  • PI/Researcher of 36 research projects. 20 of the Spanish National Science & Innovation Plan; 8 of the European Union; 8 from Industry.
  • Director of 5 PhD thesis (1 in progress).
  • Co/Organizer of 9 international conferences and symposia.
  • More than 100 communications in national and international congresses.

Awards and Recognition#

  • 2001 Member of the "Consell d'Alumni UB" University of Barcelona.
  • 2010 Medal "Gran Cruz Mérito Naval con distintivo blanco".
  • 2003 Member of the Academia Europaea.
  • 2016 Numerary member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona - RACAB.

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