Research Interests

​Jorge is interested in understanding spatio-temporal patterns of evapotranspiration (ET) across the MENA region, but focusing on large irrigated areas within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The key objective of his research is to advance the utility of surface temperature and produce data from satellites and drones at different spatial and temporal resolutions that will serve as the basis to enhance the predictions of ET in these heavily irrigated desert environments.

Selected Publications

  • New empirical relationship between grain size distribution and hydraulic conductivity for ephemeral stream bed sedi...
    J. Rosas, K. Z. Jadoon, T. M. Missimer
    Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 73, Issue 3, 1303-1315, (2015)
  • Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity from Grain-Size Distribution for Different Depositional Environments Reply
    J. Rosas, O. Lopez, T. M. Missimer, K. M. Coulibaly, A. H. A. Dehwah, K. Sesler, L. R. Luj...
    Ground Water, Vol. 52, Issue 3, 399-413, (2014)
  • Enhancement of wadi recharge using dams coupled with aquifer storage and recovery wells
    T. M. Missimer, W. Guo, R. G. Maliva, J. Rosas, K. Z. Jadoon
    Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 73, Issue 12, 7723-7731, (2014)

Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2013
  • B.Sc., Engineering Physics, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, México, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2010: Intern, BMW AG, Munich, Germany​
  • 2008-2009: Physics Laboratory Instructor, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, México


  • ​Provost Award at KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2011
  • Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for studies in Germany, 2009-2010

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​