María Jazmín Chávez Álvarez



CONACYT Research Fellow


Hazards and risks due to natural phenomena

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Phone: (52) 01 443 322 2777 - ext. 37858
Mail: jchavez(at)


Jazmin Chávez´s current research focuses on the structural aspects that controlled the distribution of volcanic edifices in the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field. With special interest in the role of dike emplacement and actual distribution along the pre-existing fault system. Previous work include analogue modeling of dike emplacement, analysis and study of flow microstructure formed by plagioclase phenocrysts in Nanchititla dikes located at the Michoacán state, south of México. She obtained a Bachelor´s degree in Physics from the University of Colima working in a Thesis about the analysis of volcanic seismic signals associated to the Colima volcano eruption in 1998. Her Master’s Degree in Earth Sciences was obtained in the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, a public research center sponsored by the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico in the city of Ensenada, Baja California.  Studying some physical aspects involved of crystal bearing magma in dikes and its associated magnetic fabric. She received her Ph.D. degree in Structural Geology and Tectonics from Centro de Geociencias, UNAM in 2013. Where she investigated the role of No-Newtonian magma in the mode of emplacement of dikes. She works in the Institute of Geophysics, UNAM as a CONACYT-Research Fellow since November 2015. Her current work focuses in the investigation of the structural control of dikes and faults system over the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field disposition and how this might affect the appearance of new volcanoes in Michoacán area. The work of Jazmin combines geological observations, geophysical prospection and analogue modeling.