Oriol Jorba born in Barcelona (Spain, 9 July 1975), Industrial Engineer (Technical University of Catalonia - UPC-, Barcelona, Spain, 1999); Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (Technical University of Catalonia -UPC-, Barcelona, Spain, 2005). In 2005, he was enrolled as researcher at the Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, and in 2008 moved to the Atmospheric Modelling Group Manager position at BSC. Since 2016, he is senior researcher of the Atmospheric Composition Group at BSC. He has participated in projects funded by the European Commission and the Spanish Government on air quality, aerosols, and in the application of atmospheric modeling in HPC. He has lead the research project on the development of the multiscale chemical weather forecasting system NMMB-MONARCH which is the official model used by the Barcelona Dust Forecast Center (BDFC), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Meteorological Center specializing in Atmospheric Sand and Dust. As scientific reviewer of the Scientific Commission of the Spanish National Research Program, his research expertise includes high resolution mesoscale meteorology and air quality, development of online meteorology-chemistry models, boundary layer, atmospheric chemistry studies and environmental impact assessment.