holds a B.Sc. and Professional Geologist degree from Universidad de Concepción (2001) and holds a Ph.D. degree in Geology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States (2006).
He is interested in the past and present-day evolution of hydrothermal systems, with special emphasis on geochemical processes relevant to metal transport and deposition.
Currently he is a Full Professor at the Department of Geology of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile and the Director of the Millennium Nucleus for Metal Tracing along Subduction (NMTM). He is also the Head of the Fluid Geochemistry Research Line at the Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA) at the same university.