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TENURED PROFESSOR

Carlos Alberto

Ríos Reyes

School of Geology

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Director of the Microscopy Laboratory

CONTACT

Information

carios@uis.edu.co

+57 (607) 634 4000
Ext. 3514

GENERAL

Biography

Carlos Alberto Ríos Reyes has professional experience in surface geological mapping, mineralogy, metamorphic petrology, petrographic studies applied to igneous-metamorphic complexes, characterization of geological materials, genetic and process mineralogy, genesis of mineral deposits and exploration of mineral deposits. In recent years, he has focused his research interests on the remediation of environmental problems caused by mining activities (acid mine drainage) and oil activities (oil spills) that cause the deterioration of water and soil, using zeolites for this purpose, as well as on the recovery, recycling and use of industrial waste for its transformation into materials such as zeolites and geopolymers.

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His research interest is related to interdisciplinary work in the development and application of new materials (zeolites and geopolymers) and environmental technologies applied in the remediation of environmental problems caused by industrial activities. Recently, he has focused his experience in mineralogy on the characterization of reservoir rocks using various basic and advanced microscopy techniques, determining the petrophysical properties of rocks through digital rock physics workflows, studying the rock-fluid interaction in alkaline and saline media, evaluating the reactivity potential of clays and their implications in enhanced oil recovery, and characterizing clays and zeolites of interest to the oil industry, including microscopy applications in the oil and gas industry.

Dr. Rios is an expert in the design of laboratory testing programs for environmental purposes, including the use of analytical techniques such as stereomicroscopy, transmitted light microscopy, electron probe microanalysis, X-ray diffraction analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetry and absorption tests for water treatment. He has published numerous research articles in national and international journals and has presented scientific papers at national and international events. In addition, he is the author of several books and book chapters, and has served as a reviewer in several national and international scientific journals.

EDUCATION AND

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Applied Sciences


    University of Wolverhapmton (England), 2008

  • Master in Geology


    Shimane University (Japan), 1999

  • University Teaching Specialist


    Universidad Industrial de Santander, 1995

  • Geologist


    Universidad Industrial de Santander, 1989

Director of the Microscopy Laboratory

CONTACT

Information

carios@uis.edu.co

+57 (607) 634 4000 Ext. 3514

AREAS OF

Expertise

  • Geology, Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Materials Science
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Reservoir Rock Characterization
  • Mineralogy Applied to the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Laboratory Techniques and Publication
  • Scientific Review

OFFICE

Hours

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

UIS Central Campus, Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga, tercer piso, oficina 342

Parque Tecnológico de Guatiguará, Laboratorio 102 del Edificio de Investigación, primer piso

Research

Group

AWARDS AND

Recognitions

  • ECOPETROL Innovation Award, Innovative Category


    Ecopetrol, 2017

  • TOP20 Recognition for Intellectual Production


    Universidad Industrial de Santander, 2017

  • First Place for work "Caracterización de yacimientos de gas de esquisto integrando datos a múltiples escalas, Formación La Luna, Colombia


    VIII Seminario Internacional "RETOS ENERGÉTICOS QUE ENFRENTA AMÉRICA LATINA" INGEPET, 2014

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