Alejandro Cardona Ramirez

Alejandro  Cardona Ramirez
Research Associate, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Office: ROC
Mailcode: C9000

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 methane 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.

Areas of Expertise

methane hydrates, geomechanics, rock mechanics, petrophysical properties of geomaterials, multiphase flow, fractured rocks

Current Research Programs & Projects

The Genesis of Methane Hydrate in Coarse-Grained Systems: Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope (GOM^2) ( view )