Alejandro received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from KAUST, and his B.S. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He explores the scientific foundations and engineering implications of geomaterials and subsurface processes with an emphasis on the energy sector. His research has centered on gas hydrate-bearing sediments, permeability estimation methods, coupled hydromechanical processes in fractured rocks, and emergent capillary effects in dual-porosity systems. These developments have combined novel experimental devices, protocols, and numerical methods to advance the understanding of physical processes in porous media.
flow and transport in porous media, geomechanics, methane hydrates, fractured rocks
CURRENT RESEARCH PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
The Genesis of Methane Hydrate in Coarse-Grained Systems: Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope (GOM^2)