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geophysics educator

José Ignacio Badal, Spanish geophysics educator. Fellow French Government, Geophysical Laboratory, University Grenoble, France, 1977-1978.


Badal, José Ignacio was born on July 30, 1945 in Murcia, Spain. Son of José Badal and Encarnación Nicolás.


Bachelor of Science in Physics with honors, University Zaragoza, Spain, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Zaragoza, 1976.


Assistant professor University Zaragoza, 1971-1976, associate professor, 1976-1977, 78-79, senior lecturer, 1979-1984, professor, since 1985, head seismology group, since 1990. Director research projects, since 1987. Project officer, project coordinator, U.E.

Referee National Agency for Science Evaluation, Madrid, since 1995. Research scientist Geophysical Observatory of Toledo, National Geography Institute, Spain, 1987-1988. Deputy director National Geography Institute, Spain, 1996-1998.

Vice president executive council European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, 1996-1998. Member joint science commission Air Force Technology Applications Center United States and National Geography Institute Spain. Member council International Seismological Center, 1996-1998.

Titular member European Seismological Commission and member council for administrative periods, 1996-2000.


Member planning board Consejo Seguridad Nuclear España, committee d'orientation science Center Euro-Mediterranéen d'Evaluation et de Prevention du Risque Sismique, Committee Estatal Coordianción. Member Science Advisory Commission of Centro de Geofisica de Evora, Portugal, 1997-2000. Member section and vice president of seismology and physics of the earth interior Spanish National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 2000.

Member American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of America, European Geophysical Society, Europeam Seismological Commission (titular).


  • Other Interests

    Classic music, jazz, reading, history novels.


Married Carmen Soriano, June 26, 1972. 1 child, Alejandro.

José Badal

Encarnación Nicolás

Carmen Soriano

Alejandro Badal