Gloria M. Castro


​Ph.D. Student - ERPE Program - Santamarina Group

Research Interests

​Soil corrosivity, geotechnical engineering, sediment characterization, soil databases

Selected Publications

  • Closure to "Revised Soil Classification System for Coarse-Fine Mixtures" by Junghee Park and J. Carlos Santamarina
    Park, J., Castro, G. M., and Santamarina, J. C.
    Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 144(8), (2018)
  • Soil properties: physics inspired, data driven
    Santamarina, J. C., Park, J., Terzariol, M., Cardona, A., Castro, G. M., Cha, W., ... & Sh...
    Geotechnical Fundamentals for Addressing New World Challenges (pp. 67-91). ..., (2019)
  • Methane hydrate-bearing sediments: Pore habit and implications
    Terzariol, M., Park, J., Castro, G. M., & Santamarina, J. C.
    Marine and Petroleum Geology, 104302. , (2020)


  • M.Sc. KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2017
  • Ingenieria Civil, Universidad del Cauca, Popayan, Colombia , 2011-2016.
  • VSRP, Energy GeoEngineering Laboratory (EGEL), KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2016.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Soil corrosivity geotechnical engineering sediment characterization soil databases