Research Interests

There is an overwhelming amount of information available about soil properties, characterization and behavior. There is also a relation between index properties and behavior, formation and history of soils. Databases permit the identification of cause-effect relationships and testing hypotheses about the behavior of materials and systems. My goal is to develop an extensive database of soil properties that could provide causal relationships between properties that can guide further research and uses of information such as prediction of unknown soil behavior based on known index properties.


Selected Publications

  • Mecanismo de Falla en Deslizamientos Profundos en Laderas de Alta pendiente del Valle de Aburrá
    Salvá-Ramírez, M., Velásquez Peréz, A.
    BS Thesis, Escuela de Ingeneria de Antioquia, (2013)

Education Profile

  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Escuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2014 - 2015: Civil Engineer, Soluciones geotecnicas S.A., Medellin, Colombia
  • 2013: Civil Engineer, BUREAU de Projetos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • European Association of Geoscientist and Engineers (EAGE)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)