Academic and scientific overview

Ricardo Arenas is Full Professor of Petrology and Geochemistry in the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), and Associated Researcher in the Institute of Geosciences (CSIC-UCM). PhD Thesis at the UCM (Faculty of Geology), where I have also developed research work and teaching to undergraduate, master and PhD students during 40 years.

Among other services, I have served the scientific community as a member of several Panels in the Spanish Ministries of Science and University and in the local administrations, including review and final raiting of research projects, raiting of predoctoral grants and as a member of the National Commission for Evaluating Research Activity (CNEAIN). Member of several international Panels, including evaluation and raiting of the Fulbright Grants (Spanish-American Committee for Educational and Cultural Affairs), “Comissao de Aconselhamento” of the University of Aveiro for evaluation of the research activity, expert reviewer of projects for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Canada Council for the Arts and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Among other journals, regular reviewer for: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Gondwana Research, Lithos, Precambrian Research, Acta Geologica Hispanica, Geological Society of America (Geology, Special Papers, Tectonics), Journal of Iberian Geology, Tectonophysiscs, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Earth-Science Reviews.

I have also been guest editor of the Geological Society of America (Special Papers) and of the Journal of Iberian Geology. Member of the organizing committee of several international meetings, including: International Conference on Deformation and Plate Tectonics (Gijón, Spain, 1987), Europrobe-European Science Foundation Meeting on the Uralides-Variscides (Oviedo, 1993), 15th International Conference on Basement Tectonics (Galicia 2000, Coruña), Galicia Meeting of the Project 497 of the International Geological Correlation Program (Coruña, 2007), Gondwana 15 Meeting (Madrid, 2014). Member of the Scientific Committees of several national and international meetings and congresses.