Research Interests

​Dr. Shakfa’s research interests are in the areas of optical spectroscopy, optics, and laser-based sensors. He focuses on the development of new experimental approaches for gas sensing and laser diagnostics employing quantum-cascade lasers emitting in the mid-infrared spectral range.


Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Braunschweig University of Technology, Braunschweig, Germany, 2015

Professional Profile

​2018-Present: Postdoctoral Research fellow, Chemical Kinetics & Laser Sensors Laboratory, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2016-2018: Postdoctoral Research fellow, Photonics Laboratory, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2015-2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Experimental Semiconductor Physics, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany


Scientific and Professional Memberships

​Member, European Physical Society (EPS)
Member, German Physical Society - Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) 
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)