Joan-Albert Sanchez-Cabeza has obtained the B.S. degree in physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain, 1984, and the Ph.D. degree from the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 1989, on “Plutonium in the Irish environment.” He has been a Lecturer since 1987 and an Associate Professor (Professor Titular) since 1990 at the UAB. He has been accredited as a Full Professor since 2004 by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, Barcelona, and since 2009 by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), Madrid, as a Member of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (UAB), the Department of Physics (UAB), the Marine Geosciences Research Group in Catalonia, and the Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain), and as the Head of the Radiometrics Laboratory at the Marine Environment Laboratories (International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria). Sanchez-Cabeza is a specialist in many aspects of the use of radionuclides and isotopes as tracers of environmental processes, with special emphasis on the marine environment: biogeochemical processes in the water column and sediments, recent radiochronology (100 y), records of environmental change (including pollution and sedimentary processes), fluxes, and impacts of pollutants. He was the Technical Officer of the International Agency of the Atomic Energy (IAEA) at the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environment Protection (GESAMP) of the United Nations (UN), London, UK. During the last years he has devoted an increasing activity to the study of the global change, including the reconstruction of anthropogenic impacts and climate change from environmental archives. Sanchez-Cabeza is the author of 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 33 peer-reviewed papers in books, 110 contributions to Symposia, and over 100 scientific-technical documents, the editor of 5 books, including one Special Issue of Marine Pollution Bulletin, and the director of 7 Ph.D. theses.
Biography Updated on 4 November 2012