Mohammad Khaled Shakfa

Postdoctoral Fellows
​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., 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)​