7 Sep, 2018, 16:10 - 16:30

Vanina López de Azarevich, Researcher - Teacher, CEGA-INSUGEO-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Salta

Curriculum Vitae
CURRENT TEACHING POSITION From 2010. Regular Teacher, Geología de los Recursos Mineros, Universidad Nacional de Salta. From 2016. Regular Proffesor, Yacimientos Minerales, Universidad Nacional de Salta. CURRENT RESEARCH POSITION From 2010. Investigator, CONICET. From 2016. Responsable for the International Cooperation Program between the Universidad Nacional de Salta and the Universitá di Pisa. SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION a) TECHNICAL REPORTS: 9 b) ARTICLES IN SCIENTIFIC MAGAZINES (14): c) BOOK CHAPTERS (7): d) ARTICLES IN CONGRESS (30): from 1999 to 2016. e) TEACHING MATERIAL (8) f) INEDIT RESEARCH (2): HUMAN RESOURCES FORMATION a) DOCTORAL THESIS DIRECTION (3) b) PROFESSIONAL THESIS DIRECTION (7) c) PROFESSIONAL ADSCRIPTIONS AND INVESTIGATION ASSISTANTS (3) ACADEMIC EVALUATION RESEARCH a) FOR PROFFESOR APPLICATION (12) b) FOR ADSCRIPTIONS (10) c) FOR PROFFESIONAL THESIS (16) d) FOR ASSISTED PRACTICE (10) e) FOR SCHOLARSHIPS (2) f) SCIENTIFIC EDITORIAL BOARD (10): from 2009-actual: 1 international magazine, 3 argentinian magazines. 2014-2017: 4 congress. g) INSTITUTIONAL EVALUATION: from 2016, posgraduate courses. TEACHING IN POSGRADUATE COURSES AND CONFERENCES (8) PARTICIPATION IN INVESTIGATION PROJECTS (17): 1998-2017 period


Argentina was not constituted in its origins as a mining country. Although several government departments officially conducted the exploration of mineral resources since the ‘40th decade, it was towards the new century when private-budget mining companies began an extensive exploration of metalliferous deposits in Argentina. They especially dedicated to explore epithermal and porphyry deposits along the Andes and Deseado Massif, and Li brines in NW Argentina salars. The mining companies use research articles for improve its exploration and mineral benefit tasks, and also count with the collaboration of researchers belonging to different National Universities and/or to the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). At University of Salta, researchers from CEGA (Center of Andean Geological Studies) are developing several investigation projects on mineral resources through multidisciplinary and international groups. CEGA is a research group that has experience in the study of sedimentary and stratabound deposits, evaporates, Li-bearing deposits and metallogeny. It is part of the INSUGEO (Superior Institute of Geological Correlation) established in Tucuman, which is part of CONICET. This institute has an XR Fluorescence equipment that will be active later this year to perform geochemical analysis of major and trace element, including Li. Some geological research in northwestern Argentina has been carried out for several years through the Italian-Argentine scientific collaboration, funded by Italian projects (PRIN, University of Pisa) and Argentine researchers in CEGA. The objective is to contribute to the understanding and evaluation of the mineral resources of the Salta province. Currently the research focuses on the study of areas with hydrothermal alteration around Arizaro Salar, the geochemical analysis of Li minerals (major elements, traces and rare earths) and new projects related to the closure of Pirquitas Mine.