He is a Professor of Institute of Geophysics and the Institute of Applied Mathematics (IIMAS). He obtained MSc and PhD from University of California, Berkeley in 1972 and 1974, respectively. He joined the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1974. In the 1989-1997 periods, he was director of the Institute of Geography. He was the Principal Investigator of NASA’s Lunar Sample Program in the 1975-1977 periods. He has directed and participated in numerous projects, in Mexico and abroad. He collaborates with graduate students and post-graduate doctorates in Geothermic, Volcanology, Magnetotellurics, Remote Sensing, and Gravity and Magnetic Modelling. His editorial activities range from coordinating Special Issues, International Memoires and Bulletins, General Rapporteur, and Editorial Adviser. He has published research articles consistently throughout his academic career and is member of various academic evaluation committees.