Gloria M. Castro

PhD Students

Ph.D student


Research Interests

​Soil corrosivity, geotechnical engineering, sediment characterization, soil databases

Selected Publications

Closure to "Revised Soil Classification System for Coarse-Fine Mixtures" by Junghee Park and J. Carlos Santamarina
Park, J., Castro, G. M., and Santamarina, J. C., Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 144(8), (2018)

Santamarina, J. C., Park, J., Terzariol, M., Cardona, A., Castro, G. M., Cha, W., ... & Shen, Y. (2019). Soil properties: physics inspired, data driven. In Geotechnical Fundamentals for Addressing New World Challenges (pp. 67-91). Springer, Cham.  

Terzariol, M., Park, J., Castro, G. M., & Santamarina, J. C. (2020). Methane hydrate-bearing sediments: Pore habit and implications. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 104302.  



  • M.Sc. KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2017
  • Ingenieria Civil, Universidad del Cauca, Popayan, Colombia , 2011-2016.
  • VSRP, Energy GeoEngineering Laboratory (EGEL), KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2016.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)