Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Instituto de Geofísica
Paleomagnetism Laboratory
Dr. Luis Alva
Dr. Luis Manuel Alva Valdivia

Phone(s): 562 24237
E-mail: lalva@geofisica.unam.mx

Dr. Luis AlvaBorn in Mexico City 1954.
Academic studies in UNAM: PhD in Geophysics (Physics of the Earth's Interior, 1991).
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto, (July 1992- June 1994).
1st Sabbatical Year: Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, México DF (1999).
2nd Sabbatical Year: University of Montpellier, France (2007).

Research goals:
Paleomagnetism, archeomagnetism, rock and mineral magnetic properties, magnetic micro-nanoscopy, geophysical data interpretation & ore mineral deposit characterization.

He has 64 papers published in the SCI, 11 not in SCI, 4 in monograph and manuals, 7 extended abstracts, more than 200 meeting participations. Teach the course of Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism in the postgrade of Earth Sciences, Geophysics Institute, UNAM.
Supervisor of 8 undergraduate, 2 MSc and 2 PhD Thesis.
Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences since 2002. Titular Researcher "C".