Research Interests

​My main research interests focus on the effects, both positive and negative, of desert dust inputs on the Red Sea environment, in order to better understand the role of atmospheric dust in primary production and nutrient cycles in the Red Sea ecosystem. An important parameter when studying atmospheric dust is the chemical characterization of metals and nutrients in atmospheric desert dust particles, and the atmospheric dynamics governing dust fluxes to the Red Sea, from the perspective of nutrient delivery, marine pollution and climate change science.

Education Profile

Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Research, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, 2013

M.Sc. Environmental Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2009

B. Sc. Forensic and Environmental Chemistry, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2006

Professional Profile

​2013-2015: Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Prague, Czech Rep.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​American Association for Aerosol Research

KAUST Affiliations

​Red Sea Research Centre