Marcos Crutchik was born at November 11, 1951 in Concepción, Chile. He studied at Liceo José Antonio Carvajal, Copiapó, and graduated in 1969. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, in 1976.

Between 1989 and 1992 he studied his PhD at Universidad de Tel Aviv, Israel, receiving a MsC in Electric Engineering and also a Diploma in Alternative Energies from Gordon Center for Energy Studies.

He has worked on mining, NASA, Cleveland, USA; and Univiversities of Tel Aviv, Israel, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Norte and Universidad de Antofagasta, where is Dean of Engineering Faculty.

His work fields are energetic development, alternative energies, economy and energy and industrial automatization of mining processes.