Head, Department of Planetology and Habitability, Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC-INTA)
Regional Coordinator in Spain, TPS-Spain, The Planetary Society
Goodwill Ambassador of the Geological Society of Africa
Founder/Head (CSIC) of the Associate Unit (CSIC-UVA) "Raman and IR Spectroscopy in Cosmogeochemistry and Astrobiology"
Ex-Vice Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD).