Arnau Folch Durán

interTwin EEAB Member (GEO3BCN-CSIC, DT-GEO)

Dr. Arnau Folch is a research Professor at the Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN) Institue of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Degree in Physics and PhD in Applied Mathematics, he authors 120+ scientific peer-reviewed publications and has participated in 40+ Spanish and European competitive research projects and in multiple contracts with private companies. Currently he coordinates the EuroHPC Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth (ChEESE) and the DT-GEO project for digital twins in geophysical extremes. Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the
Destination Earth initiative. Since 2011 he acts as liaison officer of the International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy (IUGG) at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and leaded the Commission on tephra Hazard Modelling of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI). He has awide expertise in modelling natural hazards and risks and is one of the developers of the numerical model for volcanic ash transport FALL3D, widely used worldwide. Having access to some of the most powerful supercomputing facilities in Europe he has also developed a wide expertise in optimised computing strategies.