Santiago Cespedes-Zuluaga

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Santiago Cespedes's research focuses on numerical simulation and mathematical modeling of chemical processes using different methods. His research interests are focused on understanding phenomenology processes at different scales.

Selected Publications

  • A Selection Flowchart for Micromodel Experiments Based on Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulations of Surfactant Flooding in Enhanced Oil Recovery. S. Cespedes, A. Molina, B. Lerner, M. Perez, C. Franco, F. Cortes. Processes, Volume 9(11), 1887, (2021).
  • Technical and Environmental Feasibility Study of the Co-Production of Crude Oil and Electrical Energy from Geothermal Resources: First Field Trial in Colombia. S. Cespedes, N. Cano, G. Foo, D. Jaramillo, D. Martinez, M. Gutierrez, J. Pataquiba, J. Rojas, F. Cortes, C. Franco. Processes, 10(3), 568, (2022).


  • MSc. in Chemical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Colombia, 2020
  • BSc. in Chemical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Colombia, 2018


  • Winner of the ACIPET award for Innovation in socio-environmental management and renewable energies, 2020

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Mathematical modeling Processes simulation Multi-scale simulations Thermodynamics Membrane engineering