Daniel Pastor-Galán

Daniel Pastor-Galán

Assistant Professor (助教) of Tectonics

Universidad de Granada

Tohoku University

About Me

The Earth has written its own history in thousands of rock pages, the geological record, which contains evidence of the evolution and interactions of continents, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere. Despite the rock archive is really dismembered, scattered and hidden in remote places or deeply buried, gathering the pieces together is our only opportunity to reveal the history of our planet, our history. I am a researcher who works in structural geology, plate tectonics, paleogeography and Earth history combining field geology, paleomagnetism, isotopic methods (U-Pb, Ar-Ar, Lu-Hf, Sm-Nd, O and H) and modeling (numerical and analog).

I completed my Ph.D. at Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) in 2012. Since then and until 2016 I was a postdoctoral fellow at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Later I obtained the prestigious JSPS postdoctoral fellow (Japan Society for Promotion of Science grant, successful rate <10%) to study the tectonic evolution of the Paleotethys and Panthalassa oceans interface during the Pangea amalgamation.


  • Tectonics
  • Paleogeography
  • Structural Geology
  • Paleomagnetism
  • Earth History


  • PhD in Geology, 2012

    Universidad de Salamanca

  • Licenciado (BSc+MSc) in Geology, 2009

    Universidad de Salamanca



Ramón y Cajal Fellow

Universidad de Granada

May 2021 – Present Granada
Structural Geology, Tectonics, Paleogeography

Assistant Professor (助教)

Tohoku University

Jun 2019 – Present Sendai
Structural Geology, Tectonics, Paleogeography

JSPS Fellow

Tohoku University

Sep 2016 – Sep 2018 Sendai
Pantalassa-Pangea relationships


Utrecht University

Jan 2013 – Jul 2016 Utrecht
Oroclinal bending in the Talysh-Alborz

Meet the Team

See Past Members



Tatsuki Tsujimori

Full Professor

Metamorphism, Mineralogy, Fluids in subduction zone, Synthesizers and metal

Grad Students


Rafael Guerra

PhD Student

Structural Geology, Paleomagnetism, Tectonics, Oroclines


Samuel Rudbar

MSc Student

Structural Geology, Paleomagnetism, Tectonics


Tan Furukawa

MSc Student

Mapping, Fossils, Detrital Zircon, Bayesian Statistics




My particular rock and roll hall of fame


An online “Bayesian Approach for Detrital Zircon U-Pb Ages”

Curved orogens

Informal research project on kinematics of various curved mountain belts


An online open acces software for paleomagnetic analyses

Rock-Pick Podcast

An outreach podcast about geology and geologists


Subduction processes from the Pacific ocean, with especial attention to tectonic erosion in Paleozoic times.