Luis Carlos Escobar Arenas

Luis Carlos Escobar Arenas
B.S., Geology, Universidad EAFIT, 2017
M.S., Geosciences, Colorado State University, 2023
Ph.D., Geosciences, UT Austin, expected 2026

The research of Luis Carlos (he/him) is focused on clastic sedimentary environments and stratigraphic architecture. He uses thin sections, lab analyses, outcrops, cores, well logs and seismic data to predict subseismic architecture and its impact on connectivity. Furthermore, he is interested in efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in geosciences.

oSTEM 2023 Booz Allen Foundation Award student travel grant - Booz Allen Foundation (2023)

Norman H. Foster Memorial Scholarship - Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) Foundation (2022)

Student Research Grant - Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) (2022)

Thomas A. and Anne L. Shepherd Diversity Scholarship - Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University (2022)

AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program (2022)

GSA Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (GSA) (2022)

On To the Future (OTF) travel grant - Geological Society of America (GSA) (2022)

Valencia-Giraldo, Y., Escobar-Arenas, L., Mendoza-Ramirez, J., Delgado-Sierra, D. & Cardenas-Rozo, A. (2016). Review of fossiliferous localities at Antioquia department; Colombia. Boletin Ciencias de la Tierra, 40, 46-54. doi:.

Manco-Garces, A., Marin-Ceron, M., Sanchez-Plazas, J., Escobar-Arenas, L., Beltran-Trivino, A. & von Quadt, A. (2020). Provenance of the Cienaga de Oro Formation: unveiling the tectonic evolution of the Colombian Caribbean margin during the Oligocene - Early Miocene. Boletin de Geologia, 42(3). doi:.

Escobar-Arenas, L., Marin-Ceron, M., Restrepo-Moreno, S., Jaramillo, J., Marquez-Romero, R., Gamba, N., Barbosa-Espitia, A. & Min, K. (2021). Low-temperature thermochronology and diagenesis of the Amaga Basin: insights into hydrocarbon generation and its relationship with tectonothermal and hydrothermal processes. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 105. doi:.