Natalia Realpe

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

My research interests focus on designing and scaling up reactors and processes to create solutions that improve oil & gas industry sustainability supported on the analysis of transport phenomena, applying modeling and CFD tools.


  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2020

  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Antioquia (UdeA), Medellin, Colombia, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2017-2019:  Project Engineer, Hatch Ltd, Medellin, Colombia.
  • 2015: Process Engineer, Fabricato S.A, Medellin, Colombia.
  • 2013: Student research assistant, University of Antioquia (UdeA), Medellín, Colombia.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Centre (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

reactor design process optimization CFD Transport Phenomena Bio and Waste Refinery