David Fernando Ariza Gonzalez

Research Scientists

Research Specialist - Ahmed Group


Research Interests

My research interest is mainly focused on the development and theoretical understanding of new techniques for drilling based on thermal and non-thermal plasmas.


  •  2017 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2012 M.Sc in Electrical Engineering (with honors). National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2010 B.Sc in Electrical Engineering. National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

Professional Profile

  • 2021: Research specialist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

thermal plasma instrumentation