School of Geology
Luis Carlos Mantilla Figueroa is tenured Professor Laureate of the School of Geology of Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), where he has worked since 1993, performing different academic, administrative and research functions. Geologist of the Moscow Institute of Geological Prospecting – Sergo Ordchnikidze and Master in Mineralogical Sciences of the same institute (today Russian State Geological Prospecting University).
He also holds a PhD in Geology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), where he carried out his doctoral research in Petrology and Geochemistry of lithologies affected by fluid-rock interaction processes. He has a Post-Doctorate at the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS)-University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada) in igneous processes and their associated metallogenesis.
He has experience in geological cartography, studies of genesis and exploration of mineral deposits (emeralds, precious metals, others), and in igneous and metamorphic processes of low temperature. He has researched topics related to the physical-chemistry of hydrothermal paleofluids, geochemistry of major, minor and trace elements, and geochemistry of radiogenic and stable isotopes. Among the analytical techniques that he has worked extensively are: microthermometry in fluid inclusions, microraman, ICP-Masses, SEM, electron microprobe, flame photometry, among others.
- Mineral Deposits
- Igneous Petrology
- Geological Cartography
- Inorganic Geochemistry
Monday to Friday
7:00 a.m. – 12 m.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
UIS Central Campus, Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga, Facultad de Ingeniería Fisicoquímicas, tercer piso, oficina 340