Research Interests

​Experimental characterization of the tight rocks or shales, and the numerical modeling of unconventional reservoirs in order to optimize the “Oil and Gas extraction” by Hydraulic Fracturing or the “CO2 Plume Geothermal (CPG)” by Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage.

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. Earth Sciences and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2017
  • M.Sc. Geomechanics, Civil Engineering and Risks, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble France, 2016
  • B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2014

Professional Profile

  • 02/2016- 06/2016: Research Internship at the Laboratory of Experimental Rock Mechanics (LEMR) at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)


  • ​Graduated with High Honors (Bien Qualification in the French system) for obtaining a remarkable average during my M.Sc. studies.
  • Graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors for obtaining a remarkable average during my B.Sc. studies

KAUST Affiliations

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