Pablo J. González
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Pablo J. González

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I grew up in Tenerife loving seawater and mountain views.

At some point, I was told that Teide was a volcano. Few solar revolutions later, a high-school geology teacher inspired me to spend more time looking at rocks. So I did, and at 18, I left Tenerife to Granada and I met more inspiring teachers. There, they call them, professors (thanks Juan Ignacio Soto and Jose Morales). Before graduate, I had a great summer at a Mexican volcano and a full year in Germany (thanks Janet). There, a wise old German man showed me to download wiggles caused by far-away ruptures (thanks Rainer Kind). I ignored much about how big a deal were GFZ Potsdam and its on-line library, but it allowed me to discover some intriguing and hypnotic multicolour images from Iceland. Back in Spain, GPS became my first paid job, but laud bosses darken my soul. I chose to go alone and watched multicolour images to cheer me up. I escaped to Canada, met good friends and had bad times. Back to Europe, I had more bad times, but it was improving. I was improving. One day, someone told me that what I do was really good at the right time. So I must always thank him to allow me call Liverpool home. 20 years passed since I left the seawater and mountain views. I was happier than ever, and I thought that I could even be bold. So, thanks to everyone on the road…

Since 2019, I am a volcanologist who enjoys seawater and mountain views and since July 2022 I am the head of the Volcanology Group at IPNA-CSIC.

Research Interests
  • Volcano geodesy and magmatic processes
  • Earthquakes and fault mechanics
  • Lithosphere dynamics and structure
  • Rock and fluid interactions due to natural and anthropogenic processes
  • Ph.D., Geodesy and Geophysics, University Complutense Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2010)
  • M.Sc., Geodetic and Cartographic Engineering, University Complutense Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2006)
  • B.Sc., Geological Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain (2003)
Professional Experience
  • 2023- Tenured Scientist, IPNA-CSIC, La Laguna, Spain
  • 2019-2023 Senior Researcher, IPNA-CSIC, La Laguna, Spain
  • 2019 Senior Researcher, IGEO-CSIC, Madrid, Spain (2 months)
  • 2016-2019 Lecturer in Geophysics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • 2014-2016 Satellite geodesy Research Fellow, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • 2012-2014 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
  • 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
  • 2008 Visiting Research Scientist, INGV-CNT, Rome, Italy (2 months) and INGV-Catania, Italy (3 months)
  • 2007 Visiting Research Scientist, Univ. Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada (2 months)
  • 2006-2010 Research Fellow, Universidad Computense de Madrid, Spain
  • 2003-2006 Project Research Scientist (Interreg-ALERTA project), ITER, Tenerife, Spain
  • 2003 Junior Project Research Scientist, GFZ-Potsdam, Germany (4 months)
  • 2002 Visiting Training Student, Colima Volcanological Observatory, Mexico (2 months)
  • RAS Group achievement Award for Geophysics (Royal Astronomical Society of London), as member of the COMET research group (2018)
  • Banting Fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2012)
  • SOEST Young Investigator award, University of Hawaii – Manoa, HI, USA (declined) (2012)
  • UCM Predoctoral Research Fellowship (2006)
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