Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi - Biography#


Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi has a distinguished career with significant contributions, has served with distinction in international societies and organizations successfully organizing collaboration initiatives, promoting scientific cooperation between Ibero-Latin American scientists and colleagues in Europe and worldwide. He is internationally-known expert in studies of the Chicxulub crater, mass extinction and Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary, with contributions on the impact age, crater structure, stratigraphy and boundary sections, carrying the geophysical surveys and the highly successful international drilling projects. His broad interests include paleomagnetism, rock magnetism, tectonics and impact cratering, has built a network of laboratories and been an outstanding mentor of generations of geophysicists.

Through his career, he has been active in organizing initiatives and cooperation projects, particularly in developing countries; he conducted international collaborative studies together with colleagues from Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK), North and South Americas, and Asia with support from several funding agencies including the European Science Foundation and VW the Foundation.

Urrutia-Fucugauchi has supervised more than 100 graduate students, additionally steering many students for post-doctoral positions and post-graduate studies in other countries. He co-organized the Latin American Paleomagnetism Group, with a network of magnetic observatories and paleomagnetic laboratories, training students and organizing workshops and meetings.

He has edited special volumes and books, including Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications, Cambridge University Press (2014) and the AGU Monograph on Extreme Events (2016). He serves on editorial boards, actively assisting Latin American students and researchers to present their research in international journals. (FULL CV is to be send to the Chair of the Section)

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