Francisco J Jimenez-Espejo

University of Granada

Science Team

Francisco J. Jimenez-Espejo is a Staff Scientist at the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (Spanish Research Council and University of Granada, Spain) and a member of the Marine Geosciences Research Unit. He grew up in a rural family in South Spain, picking grapes during late summer. He is a passionate advocate for History and Archaeology. His academic background includes a Bachelors and Master degree in Geology from the University of Granada (Spain), a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Granada and a postdoctoral fellowship and tenure track at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC, Japan). He has participated in two Antarctic marine campaigns, including the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 318 Wilkes Land Glacial History, and co-led a Research Antarctic project in the Antarctic Peninsula funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science. He has been a member of the SWAIS2 project from the very early stages.

His research spans a variety of fields from understanding Southern Ocean circulation, redox events in marine and continental settings, Antarctic meltwater events to laminate and contourite deposits characterization in the Antarctic margin. He use a wide of range of proxies in order to reach his scientific objectives, with major expertise in mineralogy, geochemistry and physical properties comparison. Francis loves new challenges and working “out-side the box” following a holistic approach in order to understand and reconstruct the global climate system.

More about Francis is here.