Terrestrial analogs and Planetary exploration
 Meteorites and Impact Events
 Megacryometeors (Extreme atmospheric events)
 Geoeducation and geoethics (Earth and Planetary Sciences and Astrobiology)

Research Scientist, CSIC and Professor "Ad Honorem" of Polytechnic University of Madrid

Head, CSIC Research Group "Meteorites and Planetary Geosciences"

Director, Spanish Planetology and Astrobiology Network (REDESPA)

Councilor, European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA) 

Science Officer, "Origins and Astrobiology". Division of Planetary and Solar System Sciences, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

Regional Coordinator in Spain, TPS-Spain, The Planetary Society

Chair, IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer

President, International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH)

Goodwill Ambassador of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf)

Founder/Head (CSIC) of the Associate Unit (CSIC-UVA) "Raman and IR Spectroscopy in Cosmogeochemistry and Astrobiology" ERICA

Former Head, Department of Planetology and Habitability, CAB (CSIC-INTA)

Former Head, Planetary Geology Laboratory, CAB ( CSIC/INTA), associated to the NASA Astrobiology Institute

Ex-Vice Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD).