Research in the Solid Earth Track is focused on
understanding the mechanics, thermal, and structural history of plate boundary
deformation and its seismicity and volcanism. We develop new measurement and
processing methods in exploration geophysics, and advanced computational &
data-analysis methods to study the Earth interior. Educating and mentoring
students and young researchers for their careers in academia and industry is
one of our key objectives to achieve KAUST’s mission.
Research in the Fluid Earth Track use theoretical and
experimental methods to study physical and chemical processes in the
atmosphere, ocean, and soils with the aim to protect the environment, to map
solar and wind renewable energy resources, and to develop comprehensive
predictive models of natural and human-induced hazards in the ocean and
In the Energy Geo-Engineering & Science Track, we aim to
advance fundamental multidisciplinary research, to create disruptive
technology, and to educate academic and engineering talent to address the
world’s pressing problems in energy geo-engineering and science.