Mazen Shafea

Research Staff

Research Technician

Research Interests

Studying the effect of anthropogenic activity on the marine environment is my primary goal. My undergraduate research focused on the bioaccumulation of trace metals in bivalve species. I have conducted field sampling on an oceanographic cruise to evaluate the productivity of the Arabian Gulf. I also aim to study the impact of climate change on macro and micro-communities of the Red Sea.


  • B.Sc., Environmental Science. Concentration in Marine Science, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, 2019

Professional Profile

  • 2021 – Present: Research Technician – Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2021: Laboratory Technologist, Internship - Sidra Research, Doha, Qatar
  • 2019: Undergraduate Researcher - Environmental Research Center – Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
  • 2018: Field Technician, Internship - Qatar Fertilizer Company - Doha, Qatar


  • Best Poster Award (Third Place) – Dept. Biological and Environmental Science – Qatar University, 2019

KAUST Affiliations

  • Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Oceanography Marine productivity Marine pollution Toxicology Genetics Marine biodiversity Conservation