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Dr. Gerardo de Jesús Aguirre Díaz
Full time researcher, Titular B level.

Email: ger@geociencias.unam.mx
Office phone: (+52) (55) 5623-4104 Ext. 107
Fax: (+52) (55) 5623-4101
Skype: gerardo.aguirrediaz
EDUCATION
Professional 1977-1981 Fac. Ingeniería, UNAM, México, D.F. Master 1985-1988 Univ. Texas at Austin, EEUU., Ph.D. 1988-1993 Univ. Texas at Austin, EEUU. 
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Research Interests

Volcanology, physical and chemical processes in volcanism, origin and evolution of collapse calderas and associated ignimbrites, tectono-volcanic/magmatic relationships.

Actual Research Projects
Calderas clásicas vs. calderas tipo graben: Estudio comparativo entre las calderas de colapso del Cinturón Volcánico Mexicano y de la Sierra Madre Occidental. Implicaciones vulcanológicas, geodinámicas, y económicas (CONACYT CB2009-1).
Revisión de la estructura y volcanología de la caldera de Decepción (RECALDEC), La Antártida.
Recursos minerales asociados a calderas tipo graben del norte-noroeste de México (PAPIIT-UNAM, IN-106109).
Estudio comparativo de calderas de colapso andinas y de las provincias volcánicas de México y su potencial geotérmico y minero (UNAM-Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina).
Calderas tipo graben de México y España y su relación con yacimientos metálicos hidrotermales (UNAM-CTIC Barcelona, España).

Selected Research Articles

1. Petrinovic, I., Martí, J., Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., Guzmán, S., Geyer, A., Salado-Paz, N., 2010, The Cerro Aguas Calientes caldera, NW Argentina: an example of a tectonically controlled, polygenetic, collapse caldera, and its regional significance: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 194 (2010) 15–26, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.04.012.
2. López-Hernández, A., García-Estrada, G., Aguirre-Díaz, G., González-Partida, E., Palma-Guzmán, H., Quijano-León, J.L., 2009, Hydrothermal activity in the Tulancingo–Acoculco Caldera Complex, central Mexico: Exploratory studies: Geothermics, vol. 38, p. 279-293,doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2009.05.001.
3. Gottsmann, J., Lavallée, Y., Martí , J., Aguirre-Díaz, G., 2009, Magma–tectonic interaction and the eruption of silicic batholiths: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 284, p. 426-434, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.05.008.
4. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J. and López-Martínez, M., 2009, Geologic evolution of the Donguinyo-Huichapan caldera complex, central Mexican Volcanic Belt, Mexico: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol. 179 p. 133-148, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.10.013.
5. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., Labarthe-Hernández, G., Tristán-González, M., Nieto-Obregón, J., Gutiérrez-Palomares, I., 2008, Ignimbrite Flare-up and graben-calderas of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico: in J. Gottsmann and J. Martí, eds., “Caldera Volcanism: Analysis, Modelling and Response”, Developments in Volcanology 10, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 492 p., (143-180 pp.), doi: 10.1016/S1871-644X(07)00004-6.
6. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., 2008, Types of collapse calderas: Collapse Calderas Workshop 19–25 October 2008, Querétaro, Mexico “Reconstructing the Evolution of Collapse Calderas: Magma Storage, Mobilization and Eruption”. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 3 012021 (5pp), doi: 10.1088/1755-1307/3/1/012021.
7. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J, Nieto-Obregón, J., Zúñiga, R., 2005, Seismogenic Basin and Range and intra-arc normal faulting in the central Mexican Volcanic Belt, Querétaro, México. Geological Journal, vol. 40, p. 1-29.
8. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J. and Labarthe-Hernández, G., 2003, Fissure ignimbrites: Fissure-source origin for voluminous ignimbrites of the Sierra Madre Occidental and its relationship with Basin and Range faulting. Geology, v. 31, p. 773-776.
9. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J. and López-Martínez, M., 2001, The Amazcala caldera, Querétaro, central Mexican Volcanic Belt, México. Geology and geochronology. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 111, p. 203-218.
10. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., 2001, Recurrent magma mingling in successive ignimbrites from Amealco caldera, central Mexico. Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 63, p. 238-251.
11. Ferrari, L., López-Martínez, M., Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., Carrasco-Núñez, G., 1999, Space-time patterns of Cenozoic arc volcanism in Central Mexico: From Sierra Madre Occidental to Mexican Volcanic Belt,  Geology, v. 27, p. 303-306.
12. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., 1996, Volcanic stratigraphy of the Amealco caldera and vicinity, Central Mexican Volcanic Belt. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, v. 13, p. 10-51.

Co-Edited Books
1. Gottsmann, J. and Aguirre-Diaz, G.J., 2008, Collapse Calderas Workshop, IOP Conference Series, Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 3, DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/3/1/011001.
2. Siebe, C., Macías, J.L., Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., 2006, Neogene-Quaternary continental margin volcanism: A perspective from Mexico: Geological Society of America Special Paper 402, 329 p. (ISBN-10 0-81 37-2402-3).
3. Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., Macías, J.L., Siebe, C., 2004, Neogene-Quaternary continental margin volcanism – Proceedings of the GSA Penrose Conference at Metepec, Puebla, Mexico 2004, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Geología, Publicación Especial No. 2, 136 p. (ISBN 970-32-1402-9).
4. Delgado-Granados, H., Aguirre-Díaz, G.J., Stock, J., 2000, Cenozoic Tectonics and Volcanism of Mexico. Geological Society of America Special Paper 334, 275 p. Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. (ISBN 1-81372-334-5).