He has a distinction as a national researcher Level I of the National System of Researchers of the National Council of Science and Technology. From 2006 to date, he is a member of the Network of Specialists in Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP). He is certified in Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
He received the recognition of the Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists, for his contribution and leadership in the training of geoscientific professionals to support the oil industry in 2007. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at the National Polytechnic Institute, IMP and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has published more 22 scientific articles in refereed journals and has participated in numerous national and international conferences. In addition, in 2009 he was awarded the SISMOTEX recognition by the Exploration Technical Subdirectorate of PEP.
He received the IMP Award for the Geology area of the Exploration Technology Subdirectorate. He holds a PhD in Philosophy in the area of Geology from Texas A & M University, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Geological Engineer from the National Polytechnic Institute.