Cristian Camilo Guerrero Castro


​Ph.D. student - Santamarina group

Research Interests

​Study of soil mechanics from the chemical point of view (micro-scale), in order to predict how the soil-structure interaction will work.

Selected Publications

  • Popayan Fine Soils Classification
    C. C. Guerrero, L. Cruz
    University of Cauca Editorial, ISBN: 978-958-56724-2-0, (2018)
  • Experimental Study of Colombian Volcanic Ash Soil Classification in the Colombian Southwest with SUCS, AASHTO Metho...
    C. C. Guerrero, L. Cruz
    Engineering and development Journal, 36, 378-397, (2017)


  • MS/Ph.D., Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2019-Expected
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Cauca, Popayán, Colombia, 2016

Professional Profile

  • 2017 – 2018: Professor OTC, University of Cauca, Popayán, Colombia
  • 2016 – 2017: Junior Civil Engineer, GEICOL, Cali, Colombia


  • University of Cauca medal, University of Cauca, Colombia, 2016
  • Honorable mention for the undergraduate thesis, University of Cauca, Colombia, 2016
  • Top best engineering students in Saber Pro test, Ministry of Education, Colombia, 2015

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Physicial science and Engineering Division (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

geotechnical engineering energy resources