Enric Banda, PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona. Post-doctorate research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Research Professor of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) since 1987. In 1988 he was appointed Director of the Earth Sciences Institute in Barcelona (Jaume Almera Institute-CSIC). He was Secretary General of the National R and D Plan in Spain in 1994 and Secretary of State for Universities and Research in 1995. He was Secretary General of the European Science Foundation (ESF) (1998-2003), Director of the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), and of the Catalan Institution for Advanced Studies (ICREA), from 2004 to 2007. Director of Innovation and Environment at La Seda de Barcelona. From 2009-2015 he has been Director of Science and Environment at “la Caixa” Foundation. He has been Vice-president of the European Geophysical Society, editor-in-chief of Tectonophysics, European editor of Geophysical Research Letters (American Geophysical Union) and author of numerous reviewed scientific papers. Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (UK), member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona since 2012 and former President of Euroscience (2006–2012).
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