Polytechnic University of Catalonia

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Prof. Xavier Sanchez-Vila holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (1995). He is currently Professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona), being at present the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  His research focuses, on the quantitative, qualitative and management aspects in the field of hydrogeology. His main specialty is investigating complex biogeochemical processes and their interactions in heterogeneous porous media. He has published over 120 papers in indexed international journals, as well as more than 200 contributions to international conferences. He is Editor of Water Resources Research since 2015. During his research life, he has obtained several national and international awards, the most outstanding being the Arthur Ippen Award -2011 from the IAHR (International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research), the ICREA Academia Award (2011), and most recently the Henry Darcy Medal (2020) from the Hydrological Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union.