I grew up in Spain. I got my undergraduate degree in geology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and my PhD from Virginia Tech. I completed a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship at ETH Zurich and worked for two years at University of Arizona. I am currently an assistant professor at the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department at University of Alberta.
For some info on current research projects and facilities, check my Lab website
2018/2019 EAS368 Ore Deposits Geology
2018/2019 EAS234 Field School
MSc in Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
We are looking for outstanding highly-motivated students interested in (1) advancing our understanding of how mineral deposits form, (2) developing geochemical techniques to improve upon current mining success and practices, and (3) acquiring a strong skill set towards a future career in economic geology and/or geochemistry.
For more information on current research projects, look here.
Advanced field practice in geology. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year. Consult the department about current offerings and timing. Topics vary, and will include the study and mapping of deformed sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, mineral deposits and their associated host rocks and alteration, and structures in the field. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. Co-prerequisites: EAS 233, 234 or 237, 331 and 332. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. [Faculty of Science]Winter Term 2021
Mineralogy and petrography of ore and gangue minerals under the reflected and transmitted light microscope and in hand specimen. Interpretation of ore textures and paragenetic sequences. Geological characteristics and distribution of ore deposits, including deposits of base and precious metals, diamonds, and industrial minerals. Prerequisite: EAS 331. Not available to students with credit in EAS 433. [Faculty of Science]Winter Term 2021