Mauricio Parra

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About Mauricio

Mauricio Parra is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Energy and Environment, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He holds a degree in Geology from the National University of Colombia, a PhD from the University of Potsdam, Germany and was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are on surface processes that occur along active orogens and the evolution of their associated sedimentary basins, including the study of their mineral resources. His work includes a strong component of field-based observations and laboratory analysis devoted to track the age and rates of rock subsidence, uplift and exhumation, mainly through the reconstruction of the thermal history of rocks. He has applied these interests to the exploration of hydrocarbons at the Colombian Petroleum Institute (ICP-Ecopetrol). Since 2014 he leads a new research group and laboratory on low-temperature thermochronometry at the IEE-USP.