Fernando Gervilla CV


Departamento de Mineralogía y Petrología

Facultad de Ciencias, Fuentenueva s/n, 18002-Granada, Spain

Tel : +34  958248535 ; Fax : +34  958243368

University of Granada

Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Faculty of Sciences,

Avda. Fuentenueva. s/n, 18002 Granada, SPAIN.

Tel. (+34) 958 24 66 17; Fax: (+34) 958 24 33 68;

e-mail: gervilla@ugr.es




  • Birth: February 7, 1961 in Granada, Spain.
  • Marriage: August 10, 1986 to Victoria Palomar; two sons.
  • Citizenship: Spanish
  • Academic position: Catedrático (Full Professor) at the University of Granada, since January 2007  
  • Languages: Spanish, English, some French and some Italian.


Administrative Experience


  • President of the Experimental Sciences Committee of the PEP program of the Spanish Agency for Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA), since January 2016.
  • Vice-president of the European Mineralogical Unión (EMU) from April 2009 to September 2016.
  • Vice-Director of the Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (I.A.C.T.). From July 1995 to December 1998, and from February 2005 to April 2007.
  • Secretary of the Departament of Mineralogy and Petrology of the University of Granada. From June 1990 to July 1995.


Fields of interest


  • Metallogeny of mafic and ultramafic rocks: Podiform chromite deposits and Ni-Cu deposits
  • Mineralogy and mineral deposits of platinum-group elements
  • Mineralogy of Ni-Co arsenides and sulfarsenides in five elements, vein-type deposits


Professional/Research Experience


  • Participation in 56 research projects financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Science and Technology, the EU and the UNESCO. Amongst them, I have leaded 13 projects.
  • 185 publications, including 107 research papers (83 of them published in international journals included in the Journal of Citation Reports; H=23), 5 books, 11 book chapters, 53 extended abstracts, 4 journal special issues and books edited and 5 field-trip guide books. 229 abstracts and extended abstracts presented in scientific meetings.
  • Associated Editor of Mineralogy and Petrology (Springer Verlag), since 2013
  • Regular reviewer of projects since 1995 for: the Spanish Agency for Evaluation of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education and Science.


Selected recent publications


Gervilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Frei, R., González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, C.J., Melgarejo, J.C., Meibom, A., Díaz-Martínez, R. & Lavaut, W. (2005). Distribution of platinum-group elements and Os isotopes in chromite ores from Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 150, 589-607.

Frei, R., Gervilla, F., Meibom, A., Proenza, J.A. & Garrido, C.J. (2006). Os isotope heterogeneity of the upper mantle: Evidence from the Mayarí-Baracoa ophiolite belt in eastern Cuba. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 241, 466-476.

Marchesi, C., Garrido, C.J., Godard, M., Proenza, J.A. Gervilla, F. & Blanco-Moreno, J. (2006).Petrogenesis of highly depleted peridotites and gabbroic rocks from the Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt (Eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 151, 717-736.

Piña, R., Lunar, R., Ortega, R., Gervilla, F., Alapieti, T. & C. Martínez (2006). Petrology and geochemistry of mafic-ultramafic fragments from the Aguablanca Ni-Cu ore breccia, southwest Spain. Economic Geology 101, 865-881.

Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Ortega, L. & Lunar, R. (2008). Mineralogy and geochemistry of platinum-group elements in the Aguablanca Ni-Cu deposit (SW Spain). Mineralogy and Petrology 92, 259-282.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Gervilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Kerestedjian, T., Augé, T. & Bailly, L. (2009). Zoning of laurite (RuS2)-erlichmanite(OsS2): Implications for the origin of PGM in ophiolitic chromitites. European Journal of Mineralogy 21, 419-432.

Marchesi, C., González-Jiménez, J.M., Gervilla, F., Garrido, C.J., Griffin, W.L., O’Really, S., Proenza, J.A. & Pearson, N.J. (2011). In situ Re-Os isotopic analysis of platinum-group minerals from the Mayarí-Cristal ophiolitic massif (Mayarí-Baracoa Ophiolitic Belt, eastern Cuba): implications for the origin of Os-isotope heterogeneities in podiform chromitites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 161, No 6, 977-990.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Proenza, J.A., Gervilla, F., Melgarejo, J.C., Blanco-Moreno, J.A., Ruiz-Sánchez, R. & Griffin, W.L. (2011). High-Cr and high-Al chromitites from the Sagua de Tánamo distric, Mayarí-Cristal Ophiolitic Massif (eastern Cuba): constrains on their origin from mineralogy and geochemistry of chromian spinel and platinum-group elements. Lithos 125 (1-2), 101-121.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Gervilla, F., Griffin, W.L., Proenza, J.A., Augé, T., O’Really, S.Y. & Pearson, N. (2012). Os-isotope variability within sulfides from podiform chromitites. Chemical Geology 291, 224-235.

Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Barnes, S.-J., Ortega, L. & Lunar, R. (2012). Distribution of platinum-group and chalcophile elements in the Aguablanca Ni-Cu sulfide deposit (SW Spain): evidence from a LA-ICP-MS study. Chemical Geology 302-303, 61-75.

Gervilla, F., Fanlo, I., Colás, V. & Subías, I. (2012). Mineral composition and phase-relations of Ni-Co-Fe arsenide ores from the Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco. The Canadian Mineralogist 50, 447-470.

Gervilla, F., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Kerestedjian, T.N., Sergeeva, I., González-Jiménez, J.M. & Fanlo, I. (2012). Formation of ferrian chromite in podiform chromitites from the Golyamo Kamenyane serpentinite, Eastern Rhodopes, SE Bulgaria: a two stage process. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 164, 647-657.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Griffin, W.L., Gervilla, F., Kerestedjian, T.N., O’Reilly, S.Y., Proenza, J.A., Pearson, N.J. & Sergeeva, I. (2012). Metamorphism disturbs the Re-Os signatures of platinum-group minerals in podiform chromitites. Geology 40, 659-662.

Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Barnes, S.-J., Ortega, L. & Lunar, R. (2013). Partition coefficients of platinum-group and chalcophile elements between arsenide and sulfide phases as determined in the Amasined sulfide-graphite mineralization (Beni Bousera, North Morocco). Economic Geology 108, 935-951.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Villaseca, C., Griffin, W.L., Belousova, E., Konc, Z., Ancochea, E., O’Reilly, S.Y.,  Pearson, N.J., Garrido, C.J. & Gervilla, F. (2013). The architecture of the European-Mediterranean Lithosphere: a synthesis of the Re-Os evidence. Geology 41 (5) 547-550.

Gonzalez-Jiménez, J.M., Griffin, W.L., Gervilla, F., Proenza, J.A., O’Reilly, S.Y. & Pearson, N.J. (2014). Chromitites in ophiolites: How, where, when, why? Part I. A review and new ideas on the origin and significance of platinum-group minerals. Lithos 189, 127-139.

Gonzalez-Jiménez, J.M., Griffin, W.L., Proenza, J.A., Gervilla, F., O’Reilly, S.Y., Akbulut, M., Pearson, N.J. & Arai, S. (2014). Chromitites in ophiolites: How, where, when, why? Part II. The crystallization of chromitites. Lithos 189, 140-158.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Locmelis, M., Belousova, E., Griffin, W.L., Gervilla, F., Kerestedjian, T.N., O’Reilly, S.Y., Pearson, N.J. & Sergeeva, I. (2015). Genesis and tectonic implications of podiform chromitites in the metamorphosed Ultramafic Massif of Dobromirtsi (Bulgaria). Gondwana Research 27 (2), 555-574.

Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Barnes, S.-J, Ortega, L. & Lunar, R. (2015). Liquid immiscibility between arsenide and sulfide melts: evidence from LA-ICP-MS study in magmatic deposits from Serranía de Ronda (Spain). Mineralium Deposita 50, 265-279.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Reich, M., Camprubi, A., Gervilla, F., Griffin, W.L., Colas, V., O'Reilly, S.Y., Proenza, J.A., Pearson, N.J. & Centeno-García, E. (2015). Thermal metamorphism of mantle chromites and the stability of noble-metal nanoparticles. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 170:15.

Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Barnes, S.-J., Oberthür, T. & Lunar, R. (2016). Platinum-group element concentrations in pyrite from the Main Sulfide Zone of the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe. Mineralium Deposita 52, 853-872.