Victor Maksaev J. (PhD, Class of 1990) has just retired after 19 years teaching economic geology at the Department of Geology, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, following influential 22 years in the Geological Survey of Chile. He is a legend since he mapped the high Andean plains of the Atacama Desert on a motorcycle, and his name is synonymous with the metallogeny of Chilean porphyry copper deposits. One of his most cited papers is “Fission track thermochronology of Neogene plutons in the Principal Andean Cordillera of central Chile (33-35°S): Implications for tectonic evolution and porphyry Cu-Mo mineralization”; Andean Geology 36 (2): 153-171. 2009.