Marcos Zentilli

Emeritus Professor


Phone: +1 902 495 1151 (cell) ; +1 902 477 6854 (home) ; +1 902 494 2358 (messages DAL)
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University
6287 Alumni Cres
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2


Ph.D., Queen's University, 1974
B.Sc., Univ. de Chile, Santiago, 1963


  • Fission track thermochronology in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Nunavut, and the Scotian Basin offshore Nova Scotia
  • Geochronology and Metallogenic study of the MMH deposit in the Chuquicamata porphyry copper district, Chile.

This summer, Marcos was awarded the “Professor Juan Brüggen Medal of Merit” from the College of Geologists of Chile: "In recognition of his outstanding and extensive academic career, his scientific publications and the awards obtained, both in Canada and in Chile." It is the highest honor, and restricted to Chileans. Brüggen was a German professor at the university of Chile, a pioneer of Chilean geology (1887-1953). His thank you speech was delivered over Zoom on September 29. The contents, translated from the Spanish by our alumnus Thomas Mulja (BSc Dal, PhD McGill), are shared below: