Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow

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.


Ph.D., Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Physics, 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 Membership

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)

Research Interests Keywords

Laser Diagnostics Sensors and optical spectroscopy