Ali Alabyadh

Ph.D. Students

PhD Student

Research Interests

Ali is a geoscientist who is specialized in carbonate sedimentology and geochemistry, with work experience in the Oil & Energy sector as a Geoscientist. 
At KAUST, Ali will utilize the background in carbonate sedimentology to contribute to the coral reefs protection and restoration initiatives along the lines of corals calcification, coral growth and biogeochemistry.


  • M.Sc., Geology, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2021.
  • B.Sc., Geology, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2018.

Professional Profile

  • 2021-Present: M.Sc. student, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-2021: Geoscientist, Baker Hughes, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016: Research Intern, Halliburton, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • PADI, Advanced Open Water Diver, August 2021
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)


  • Silver Medal, Imperial Barrel Awards, Middle East.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Carbonate Sedimentology Petrography Red Sea Coral reefs Marine Ecology