Juan Soto is a Professor of Geodynamics in the Granada University, Spain, working in structural geology and tectonics. His expertise includes salt and shale tectonic processes, seismic interpretation, extensional tectonics, and metamorphic and thermal evolution of extended terrains. He has worked in the Betics and the Alboran Sea in the Western Mediterranean, the Caspian Basin, the eastern Caribbean basins and the Mexican Gulf of Mexico. He has analyzed the structural and basin evolution during the mobilization of clay-rich, overpressured sediments comparing the resulting structures with those formed by salt tectonic processes. He has facilitated the development of a comprehensive model for the origin of the Alboran Sea and its three-dimensional crustal and lithospheric structure, reconstructing the relationships between active deformations and topography with the seismicity.
University of Granada