Manuel Eduardo Ariza Fuentes

Ph.D. Students

​PhD Student -ERPE Program-Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interest

Reading the carbonate geological record to understand how catastrophic and cyclic events have shaped the climatic history of Earth. Understanding lateral heterogeneities in modern neritic carbonates to improve characterization of ancient carbonate reservoirs.


  • MSc. Marine Geoscience, Bremen Universität, Germany, 2019
  • BSc. Geoscience, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2020: VSRP - KAUST
  • 2018-2019: Research Assistant - UniBremen
  • 2016:  Junior Geophysicist - GMAS
  • 2015: Junior GIS  - ARES
  • 2014: Research Assistant – UniAndes & Adelaide University


  • ​2015: IBA Latin America 2nd place 
  • 2015: Corrigan BSc. Thesis Winner 
  • 2016: Colfuturo Master Scholarship

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Paleoclimate Carbonate sedimentology Mass extinctions Astrogeology