Mazen Shafea

Research Group Staff

Research Technician



Building 2, Level 2, 2206 – WS19


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

Research Interest

Marine Ecology, Oceanography, Marine Productivity, Marine Pollution, Toxicology, Genetics, Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.


B.Sc. in Environmental Science with specialization 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 Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology marine productivity oceanography