Felipe Andrés Aguilera Barraza

Associated Professor

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

Líneas de Investigación

Volcanology, Geochemistry, Remote Sensing


  •  Ciencias mención Geología, UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE. Chile, 2008
  •  Geological Sciences, UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE. Chile, 2004

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Instructor Full Time


    Facultad de Ingeniería

    Copiapó, Chile

    2008 - 2013

  •   Associated Professor Full Time


    Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Geológicas

    Antofagasta, Chile

    2016 - A la fecha

  •   Professor Part Time


    Faculta de Ingeniería

    VIña del Mar, Chile

    2015 - 2015

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Geologist Full Time

    Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - 2015

Formación de Capital Humano

Between 2016 and 2019 I have advised 20 undergraduate thesis (Universidad Católica del Norte), all for Geology students.
Currently I am advising 3 PhD thesis (Universidad Católica del Norte).


Article (27)

Combining ash analyses with remote sensing to identify juvenile magma involvement and fragmentation mechanisms during the 2018/19 small eruption of Peteroa volcano (Southern Andes)
Deposition of metals and metalloids in the fumarolic fields of Guallatiri and Lastarria volcanoes, northern Chile
First Measurements of Gas Flux with a Low-Cost Smartphone Sensor-Based UV Camera on the Volcanoes of Northern Chile
Geochemical survey of the Colpitas-Taapaca volcanic-hydrothermal system, northern Chile
Geochemistry of gas and water discharge from the magmatic-hydrothermal system of Guallatiri volcano, northern Chile
Petrological and noble gas features of Lascar and Lastarria volcanoes (Chile): Inferences on plumbing systems and mantle characteristics
Sr–Pb isotopes signature of Lascar volcano (Chile): Insight into contamination of arc magmas ascending through a thick continental crust
Uptake of gaseous thallium, tellurium, vanadium and molybdenum into anhydrous alum, Lascar volcano fumaroles, Chile
Volcanic Anomalies Monitoring System (VOLCANOMS), a Low-Cost Volcanic Monitoring System Based on Landsat Images
Degassing at Sabancaya volcano measured by UV cameras and the NOVAC network
New insights into the magmatic-hydrothermal system and volatile budget of Lastarria volcano, Chile: Integrated results from the 2014 IAVCEI CCVG 12th Volcanic Gas Workshop
Chemical and isotopic features of cold and thermal fluids discharged in the Southern Volcanic Zone between 32.5 degrees S and 36 degrees S: Insights into the physical and chemical processes controlling fluid geochemistry in geothermal systems of Central Chile
Eruptive activity of Planchon-Peteroa volcano for period 2010-2011, Southern Andean Volcanic Zone, Chile
Geochemistry of fluid discharges from Peteroa volcano (Argentina-Chile) in 2010-2015: Insights into compositional changes related to the fluid source region(s)
Hydrothermal alteration, fumarolic deposits and fluids from Lastarria Volcanic Complex: A multidisciplinary study
Evolution of Irruputuncu volcano, Central Andes, northern Chile
Heat and mass flux measurements using Landsat images from the 2000-2004 period, Lascar volcano, northern Chile
Gas and aerosol emissions from Lascar volcano (Northern Chile): Insights into the origin of gases and their links with the volcanic activity
Low-pressure evolution of arc magmas in thickened crust: The San Pedro-Linzor volcanic chain, Central Andes, Northern Chile
Origin of fumarolic fluids from Tupungatito Volcano (Central Chile): interplay between magmatic, hydrothermal, and shallow meteoric sources
Volcanic hotspots of the central and southern Andes as seen from space by ASTER and MODVOLC between the years 2000 and 2010
Contribution of ground surface altitude difference to thermal anomaly detection using satellite images: Application to volcanic/geothermal complexes in the Andes of Central Chile
Geochemical model of a magmatic-hydrothermal system at the Lastarria volcano, northern Chile
Gas discharges from four remote volcanoes in northern Chile (Putana, Olca, Irruputuncu and Alitar): a geochemical survey
Geochemical and isotopic evidences of magmatic inputs in the hydrothermal reservoir feeding the fumarolic discharges of Tacora volcano (northern Chile)
Fluid geochemistry of hydrothermal systems in the Arica-Parinacota, Tarapaca and Antofagasta regions (northern Chile)
The magmatic- and hydrothermal-dominated fumarolic system at the Active Crater of Lascar volcano, northern Chile

BookSection (1)

Sobre el origen, naturaleza y evolución de los fluidos en volcanes, campos geotérmicos y fuentes termales de la Zona Volcánica Central (ZVC) en el norte de Chile

ConferencePaper (1)

Fluid geochemistry of geothermal systems in northern Chile

Proyecto (12)

Fortalecimiento del área de volcanismo en el Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas
Geochemistry of fluid discharges from Guallatiri and Lastarria volcanoes (northern Chile)=> Implications for the volcanic hazard in relation with the local tectonic setting
Laboratorio Mixto Internacional LMI-COPEDIM
Mitigación del riesgo asociado a procesos volcánicos en la Región de Antofagasta
Centro Nacional de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada del Riesgo de Desastres (CIGIDEN)
Procesos que controlan el balance de masa en volcanes activos del norte de Chile
Hazard studies related to pyroclastic density currents and gas emissions of Chilean volcanoes
Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia de los Andes (CEGA)
Role of climate, continental crust and subducted sediments in the degassing style and fluid composition of Andean volcanoes
Weaknesses and strengths in latinamerica facing volcanic crises=> A research for the improvement of national capabilities and international cooperation
Gas geochemistry as a useful tool to understand volcanic dynamic. Implications for Lastarria and Lascar volcanoes, northern Chile
Uso de la geoquímica de gases y la percepción remota como herramientas para el entendimiento de la dinámica de los sistemas volcánicos. Implicancias para los volcanes Lascar y Lastarria, norte de Chile
Felipe Aguilera

Associated Professor

Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

Francisco Gutiérrez


Geo Expedition Spa

Santiago, Chile

Rodrigo González

Professor Asociado

Departamento de Ciencias Geologicas


Antofagasta, Chile

Martin Reich

Profesor Titular


Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Eduardo MEDINA

Prof. Asociado

Ingeniería en Minas

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

Susana Layana

investigadora Postdoctorante

Instituto Milenio de Investigación en Riesgo volcánico - Ckelar volcanes

Antofagasta, Chile

Jorge Clavero

Investigador asociado Centro Observación de la Tierra Hémera

Dirección de Innovación y Transferencia Tecnológica

Universidad Mayor

Santiago, Chile

eduardo campos

Profesor Asociado

Ciencias Geológicas


Antofagasta, Chile

Jorge Romero

Investigador Postdoctoral

Instituto de Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad de O'Higgins

Rancagua, Chile

Miguel Parada

Profesor titular

Departamento de Geología

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Gabriel Ureta


Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile