Hector Perea

Hector Perea Manera

Geologist, Active tectonics-Paleoseismology, PhD

"Atracción de Talento Investigador de la Comunidad de Madrid" Postdoctoral Fellow


Departamento de Geodinámica, Estratigrafía y Paleontología

Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas - Universidad Complutense de Madrid

C/ José Antonio Novais, 12, 4a Planta, Despacho 5

28040 - Madrid

phone: +34 91 394 4821

email: hperea01@ucm.es

Professional information

Present position

Researcher

Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) (Spain)

Since September 2022 to present

Research Interests

I am a researcher in geology with more than 20-years of experience in onshore and offshore geosciences, focused on localization and characterization of active faults and seismic hazard. I have worked on a broad set of active tectonics processes, from regional seismotectonics to site paleoseismological trenching studies. As a result, I have extensive experience in the characterization of the Quaternary activity of faults, seismotectonic and paleoseismological analysis, stratigraphy and structural seismic profile interpretations, to extract as much meaningful information as possible to be used in seismic hazard studies. In addition, I have knowledge in geomorphological and quaternary geological cartography in various geological environments (e.g. glacial or fluvial processes).

Onshore, I have been working in landscape geomorphology and morphometric quantification, the analysis of paleoseismological trenches and the relation between earthquakes, historical or instrumental, and faults. Offshore, I have lead and participated in different geoscience cruises to acquire high-resolution bathymetric data (vessel mounted and AUV surveys) and high-resolution and deep penetration seismics (from vessel mounted to multichannel). Furthermore, I have analyzed, processed and interpreted high-resolution bathymetric and seismic data to identify submarine active faults and determine seismostratigraphic sequences to characterize deformation fault-related events.

I have been working in low slip normal, reverse and strike-slip faults in the onshore and offshore Iberian Peninsula (Catalan Coastal Ranges, East Betic Shear Zone, Iberian Massif, Western Mediterranean, Gulf of Cadiz and Alboran Sea) and in North, Central and South America (Southern California margin, the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in Mexico and Santa Marta Range in Colombia).

Research lines: Seismotectonics, recent tectonic evolution and tectonic geomorphology, fault seismic cycle characterization, paleoseismology, seismic hazard, geological and geomorphological mapping, geological seismic interpretation and GIS.

Previous research and teaching positions

2019-2022 "Atracción de Talento Investigador de la Comunidad de Madrid" Fellow at Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas - Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

2016-2019 Researcher - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) (Spain) and at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) - University of California San Diego (UCSD) (US)

2015-2016 Consultant geologist

2012-2014 Researcher - Juan de la Cierva Fellow at Unitat de Tecnologia Marina (UTM) and Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

2010-2011 Researcher at Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) - Reitoria Universidade de Lisboa (UL)

2009-2010 Assistant professor at the Geology Department (DG) - Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)

2007-2010 Researcher at Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) - Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)

2006-2007 Researcher at Geology and Geodynamics Department (DGG) - Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

Education

2006 PhD. in Geology - Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

Falles actives i perillositat sísmica al marge nord-occidental dels solc de València (Active faults and seismic hazard in the north-western València trough) (pdf)

Supervisors: Dr. Pere Santanach Prat and Dr. Eulàlia Masana Closa

2002 Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) - Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

Seismotectònica en falles extensives: La conca del solc del València (Seismotectonics in extensional faults: The València trough basin)

Supervisors: Dr. Pere Santanach Prat and Dr. Eulàlia Masana Closa

1999 B.Sc. in Geology - Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

Obtained grants and fellowships

2019-2023 "Atracción de Talento Investigador" Fellowship. Comunidad de Madrid (Spain).

2016-2019 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship. European Commission - Research Executive Agency.

2011-2014 Juan de la Cierva Fellowship. Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (Spain).

2006-2006 Bosch i Gimpera Research Project Fellowship. Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

2001-2005 "Formación de Profesorado Universitario" Fellowship. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain)

2000-2001 "Bosch i Gimpera" Research Project Fellowship. Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

Research and teaching accreditations and certifications

2008: Accreditation for tenure-track lecturer. AQU - University Quality Agency (Agencia de Qualitat Universitaria, Catalonia - Spain).

2021: Accreditation: “Profesor Universidad Privada”. ANECA - National Agency for the Quality Evaluation and Acreditation (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación, Spain).

2021: Accreditation: “Profesor Ayudante Doctor”. ANECA - National Agency for the Quality Evaluation and Acreditation (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación, Spain).

2021: Accreditation: “Profesor Contratado Doctor”. ANECA - National Agency for the Quality Evaluation and Acreditation (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación, Spain).

2021: Certification I3 - Id. Num.: I3/2020/358. Secretary General of Universities - Ministry of Universities (Secretaria General de Universidades – Ministerio de Universidades, Spain).