Tihana Pensa

Ph.D. Students

​PhD student - ERPE program - Afifi Group

Research Interest

Broad interest in Arabian Plate Geology with particular emphasis on biostratigraphy, structural geology and tectonics of the Red Sea region. Research interests are shaped by the emerging trend towards deeper understanding of the geology, extremely important to exploration and recovery of natural energy and mineral resources.

Education

  • M.Sc., Geology and Paleontology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia, 2018
  • B.Sc., Geology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: PhD student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Awards

  • 2017., Rector's Award for student research: "The role of Coralline red alga in paleoenvironmental interpretation of the Eocene upper Nummulitic limestones in northern Dalmatian foreland basin" (in Croatian), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2017., Dean's Award, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia (The best student of generation - M.Sc., Geology and Paleontology)
  • 2015., Dean's Award, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia (The best student of generation - B.Sc., Geology)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​biostratigraphy structural geology Tectonics