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J. Carlos Santamarina

Department of Earth Science and Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia


Prof J. CARLOS SANTAMARINA specialises in energy geotechnology. He is working as Professor in Department of Earth Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

Professor Santamarina explores the scientific foundations of geomaterial behavior and subsurface processes using particle-level and pore-scale experiments, combined with numerical methods and high-resolution process monitoring systems. This conceptual and experimental framework is advancing the study of phenomena and the development of solutions in energy geotechnology with contributions to: resource recovery (petroleum, methane hydrates), energy geo-storage, efficiency and conservation, and energy waste (carbon geological storage, fly ash and nuclear waste).


  • Pasten C., Shin, H. and Santamarina J.C (2014), Long-Term Foundation Response to Repetitive Loading, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 140-4, 140(4), 04013036.

  • Kim, S. H. and Santamarina, J. C. (2014). CO2 Geological Storage: Hydro-Chemo-Mechanical Analyses and Implications, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, vol. 4, pp. 528-543.

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