Arabian Plate Geology Group
Welcome to The Arabian Plate Geology Group. The Arabian Plate Geology Group is part of the Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center and is led by Professor Abdulkader (Aboud) M. Afifi. Our research covers the scientific and practical aspects of:
Our research integrates field geology, stratigraphy, structural geology, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and biostratigraphy to understand the work of nature. We collaborate with other KAUST and international research groups. Our research is well funded by KAUST and industrial sponsors.
Fully funded graduate student positions are available for outstanding full-time students wishing to pursue a Master of Science and/or doctorate degree. We also have openings for post-doctoral researchers. Applicants should have a background in geology, geochemistry, and /or geophysics and a strong interest in our research topics.
New student internship projects starting in 2020 will be announced soon.
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16 December, 2022
Congratulations to Jordania Mildred Zerpa Varela on completing her Masters. For her PhD, Jordania will continue research on the potential for CO2 disposal in the sedimentary basins along the Red Sea coast.
08 August, 2022
20 March, 2022
Guillaume Baby presenting his work on the structure of the Red Sea margins.