Research Interests

​My research interests are the study of the bio-optical characterization of the Red Sea, their impact on ocean color remote sensing, and their potential use in biogeochemical applications.  I will also study the role of dust inputs in the biogeochemical functions of the Red Sea. I am carving a career in bio-optical oceanography and expanding my knowledge in this field.

Selected Publications

  • Characterization of the bio-optical anomaly and diurnal variability of particulate matter, as seen from scattering ...
    H SeaLoisel, V. Vantrepotte, K. Norkvist, X.Mériaux, M. Kheireddine, J. Ras, M. Pujo-Pay, ...
    Biogeosciences, 8, 32953317 , (2011)

Education Profile

  • ​PhD., Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), France, 2014
  • Second Master’s degree internship, Laboratoire d’Océanologie et Géosciences (LOG), Wimereux, France, 2010
  • First Master’s degree, Laboratoire d’Océanologie et Géosciences (LOG), Wimereux, France,2009
  • Bachelor’s degree, Laboratoire d’Océanologie et Géosciences (LOG), Wimereux, France, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2018-Present: Research scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2014: Participation to the scientific group concerning a proposal for a future ocean colour satellite mission from a geostationary orbit (“OCAPI” for Ocean Color Advanced Permanent Imager). This proposal include 17 laboratories and institutions: LOV, LOCEAN, LSCE, LOG, LEGI, MERCATOR, SHOM, IFREMER, CNES, SZN Naples, FU Berlin, MUMM belgium, JRC Ispra, CSIR-NRE South Africa, KORDI Korea,UCSB/ICESS USA, Univ. New Hampshire USA, NASA/GSFC USA and 2 industrial partners (ACRI-st and EADS-Astrium)
  • 2011-2014: Participation to the BIOCAREX project (ANR funding; 4 French laboratories involved). Fundamental aspects and implications of the diel cycle of ocean optical properties

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division (BESE)