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.
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18 January, 2024
We are pleased to share APG's latest publication, Sediment routing systems of the eastern red sea rifted margin. Read the entire article at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2024.104679
22 November, 2023
On the 22 November 2023, Aytaj Khodayeva successfully defended her MSc thesis entitled: Assessment of CO2 Storage Potential in Hawtah and Nuayyim Trends, Central Saudi Arabia. Aytaj's research was mentored by Professor Abdulkader M. Alafifi.
22 November, 2023
Congratulations to Maria C. Lopez Suarez on successfully defending her thesis. The thesis examined the origin of peridotites from Thurwah ophiolite (Saudi Arabia) and their potential for CO2 mineralization. Maria's thesis was mentored by Professor Abdulkader M. Alafifi.