Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi

Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi, Institute of Geophysics, UNAM National University of Mexico and director Chicxulub Institute for Advanced Studies. PhD University Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He studies the Chicxulub crater, mass extinction and Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary, with contributions on the impact age, crater structure, stratigraphy and boundary sections, carrying geophysical surveys and drilling projects. His interests include paleomagnetism, exploration geophysics, tectonics, hazards and impact cratering.

He has been active organizing initiatives and collaborative projects in developing countries with colleagues from Europe, North and South America and Asia. He has supervised >100 graduate students, steering students for post-docs and post-graduate studies in other countries and organizing workshops and meetings. He has edited special volumes on Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications, Cambridge University Press and AGU Monograph on Extreme Events. 

Past president Mexican Academy of Sciences, member UNAM Governing Board, American Physics Institute and Colegio Nacional. Has been director UNAM Geophysics Institute, president Mexican Physics Society, Mexican Geophysical Union, Mexican Quaternary Studies Union, College Geophysical Engineers, board member Inter-American Network Science Academies and InterAcademy Partnership Science Policy Committee. Fellow TWAS Academy of Sciences, Geological Society of America, Royal Astronomical Society, Silk Road Academy of Sciences, Mexican Academy of Engineering and Academia Europaea.

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