José holds a B.Sc. in geology from Universidad de Chile, and a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in Canada. He is Professor of Geology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago.
José is an expert in convergent margin tectonics, with emphasis on the link among crustal deformation, volcanism and hydrothermal fluid migration. José has developed a long-term collaboration with the industry, through different research and development projects in Chile.