PRINCIPAL RESEARCHERS

Martin Reich


Martin is a Professor of Geology at Universidad de Chile in Santiago, and Director of the NMTM. He also holds an appointment as principal investigator in the Andean Geothermal Centre of Excellence (CEGA).

He holds a B.Sc. from Universidad de Concepción, Chile  and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (USA). He currently serves as associate editor of Economic Geology and Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Martin received the Waldemar Lindgren Award of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) in 2013 for his contributions to economic geology.

Martin studies the geochemistry and mineralogy of ore deposits, including their evolution and their links to magmatism, tectonics and climate. He combines field studies with microanalytical methods and computational tools to understand ore-forming processes at different scales.

 

Contact: mreich@ing.uchile.cl

Fernando Barra


Fernando is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geology, Universidad de Chile. He is the Deputy Director of the NMTM, and researcher and Head of the Isotope Geochemistry Lab at the Andean Geothermal Centre of Excellence (CEGA).

He holds a degree in Geology from Universidad de Concepción (Chile),and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson (USA).

His areas of research include magmatic-hydrothermal systems in the Andes, geochronology of mineral deposits and the use of radiogenic isotopes to determine the source of metals in different types of deposits.

 

Contact: fbarrapantoja@ing.uchile.cl

Diego Morata


Diego is a Professor of Geology at Universidad de Chile and Director of the Andean Geothermal Centre of Excellence (CEGA).

He holds a B.Sc. from the Universidad de Granada in Spain, and a Ph.D. from the same university.

Diego is an expert in the petrology and geochemistry of igneous processes that from ore deposits. His research also focuses on fluid-rock interaction processes in active and fossil hydrothermal systems.

 

Contact: dmorata@cec.uchile.cl