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Educational Background


  • Docteur ès Sciences (Mention Très Honnorable), 1994, Univ. Paris - VII
  • Ph.D., Ciencias Físicas (Apto Cum Laude por unanimidad), 1993, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Avancées, 1990, Univ. Paris - VII
  • Licenciatura en grado (Excelente), 1989, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Licenciatura en Ciencias Físicas, 1988, Universitat de Barcelona


Research Interests

My research line is focused in the application of active and passive seismic techniques to study lithospheric structure and dynamics, both at crustal and mantle levels. Some of the specific scientific topics I've been working are:

  • Seismic anisotropy from the analysis of SKS splitting.
  • Use of Receiver Functions to investigate crustal structure.
  • Processing and interpretation of seismic wide-angle profiles, both at crustal and lithospheric scales.
  • Seismic noise analysis.
  • Non-Volcanic tremors.
  • Moderate magnitude seismic events.
  • Application of vertical reflection processing methods to wide-angle data.

I'm also involved in outreach activies mainly addressed to high school students; Earthquake Workshops, Seminars and conferences, Participation in Science Fairs and events.


Active Projects

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Díaz, J., J. Gallart, and M. Ruiz (2015b), On the ability of the Bedford's law to detect earthquakes and discriminate seismic signals, Seismological Research Letters, 86(1), 192-201, doi: 10.1785/0220140131.

Díaz, J., A. Gil, R. Carbonell, J. Gallart, and M. Harnafi (2015c), Constraining the crustal root geometry beneath Northern Morocco, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.12.009.

Gil, A., J. Gallart, J. Diaz, R. Carbonell, M. Torne, A. Levander, and M. Harnafi (2015), Crustal structure beneath the Rif Cordillera, North Morocco, from the RIFSIS wide-angle reflection seismic experiment, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(12), 4712-4733, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005485.

Mancilla, F. D. L., and J. Diaz (2015), High resolution Moho topography map beneath Iberia and Northern Morocco from receiver function analysis, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.06.017.

Rejas, M., C. Taberner, J. J. Pueyo, S. Giralt, M. P. Mata, J. María de Gibert, and V. Díaz del Río (2015), Origin of carbonate concretions from mud mounds in the Gulf of Cadiz (SW Iberian Peninsula), Boletin Geologico y Minero, 126(2-3), 553-574.

Seillé, H., et al. (2015), Crustal structure of an intraplate thrust belt: The Iberian Chain revealed by wide-angle seismic, magnetotelluric soundings and gravity data, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.08.027.

Chevrot, S., Sylvander, M., Diaz, J.,Ruiz, M. Paul, A. and the PYROPE Working Group (2015). The Pyrenean architecture as revealed by teleseismic P-to-S converted waves recorded along two dense transects. Geophys. J. Int., 200, 1096-1107. Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu400

Díaz, J., Gallart, J. and M. Ruiz (2015). On the ability of the Benford’s Law to detect earthquakes and discriminate seismic signals. SRL, 86, 1, 192-201,

Custódio, S., Nuno A. Dias, Bento Caldeira, Fernando Carrilho, Sara Carvalho, Carlos Corela, Jordi Díaz, João Narciso, Guilherme Madureira, Luis Matias, Christian Haberland, and WILAS Team (2014). Ambient Noise Recorded by a Dense Broadband Seismic Deployment in Western Iberia. BSSA, 104, 6, doi: 10.1785/0120140079

Gil, A., Josep Gallart, Jordi Diaz, Ramon Carbonell, Montserrat Torne, Alan Levander, Mimoun Harnafi (2014)
Crustal structure beneath the Rif Cordillera, North Morocco, from the RIFSIS wide-angle reflection seismic experiment. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 15, doi:10.1002/2014GC005485

Chevrot, S., Villaseñor, A., Sylvander, M., Benahmed, S., Beucler, E., Cougoulat, G.,  Delmas, P., de Saint Blanquat, M., Diaz, J., Gallart., J., Grimaud, F., Lagabrielle, Y., Manatschal, G., Mocquet, A., Pauchet, H., Paul, A., Péquegnat, C., Quillard, O., Roussel, S., Ruiz, M., Wolyniec, D. (2014). High-resolution imaging of the Pyrenees and Massif Central from the data of the PYROPE and IBERARRAY portable array deployments
J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi: 10.1002/2014JB010953.

Diaz, J. and J. Gallart (2014). Seismic Anisotropy from the Variscan Core of Iberia to the Western African Craton: New Constrains on Upper Mantle Flow at Regional Scales. Earth Planet Sci Lett., 394, 48-57, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.005

Díaz, J., M. Ruíz, L. Crescentini, A. Amoruso, and J. Gallart (2014). Seismic monitoring of an Alpine mountain river,  J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, 3276–3289, doi:10.1002/2014JB010955.

Bécel, A., J. Diaz, M. Laigle, and A. Hirn (2013), Searching for unconventional seismic signals on a subduction zone with a submerged forearc: OBS offshore the Lesser Antilles, Tectonophysics, 603, 21-31, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.10.031.

Díaz, J., A. Gil, and J. Gallart (2013), Uppermost mantle seismic velocity and anisotropy in the euro-mediterranean region from pn and sn tomography, Geophysical Journal International, 192(1), 310-325, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggs016.

Evain, M., A. Galve, P. Charvis, M. Laigle, H. Kopp, A. Bécel, W. Weinzierl, A. Hirn, E. R. Flueh, J. Gallart, G. Bayrakci, J. Diaz, E. Flueh, A. Gailler, Y. Hello, A. Krabbenhoeft, J. F. Lebrun, T. Monfret, C. Papenberg, L. Planert, M. Ruiz, and M. Sapin (2013), Structure of the Lesser Antilles subduction forearc and backstop from 3D seismic refraction tomography, Tectonophysics, 603, 55-67, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.09.021.

Laigle, M., A. Hirn, M. Sapin, A. Bécel, P. Charvis, E. Flueh, J. Diaz, J. F. Lebrun, A. Gesret, R. Raffaele, A. Galvé, M. Evain, M. Ruiz, H. Kopp, G. Bayrakci, W. Weinzierl, Y. Hello, J. C. Lépine, J. P. Viodé, M. Sachpazi, J. Gallart, E. Kissling, and R. Nicolich (2013), Seismic structure and activity of the north-central Lesser Antilles subduction zone from an integrated approach: Similarities with the Tohoku forearc, Tectonophysics, 603, 1-20, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.05.043.

Ruiz, M., A. Galve, T. Monfret, M. Sapin, P. Charvis, M. Laigle, M. Evain, A. Hirn, E. Flueh, J. Gallart, J. Diaz, and J. F. Lebrun (2013), Seismic activity offshore Martinique and Dominica islands (Central Lesser Antilles subduction zone) from temporary onshore and offshore seismic networks, Tectonophysics, 603, 68-78, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.08.006.

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