My research is in the fields of nanophotonics and plasmonic metamaterials. I have a special focus on novel applications in the domains of plasmonic biosensors and acousto-optical devices and functionalities. The research facilities, including supercomputers, nanofabrication labs, etc. make the realization of many ideas feasible.
Mohamed Farhat Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering

Research Interests

  • THz Science and Technology for Sensing and Imaging
  • Plasmonic-Based Biosensing
  • Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
  • Transformation Optics and Scattering Cancellation Techniques
  • Graphene Plasmonics and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Novel RF antenna, Sensors, and Components Based on Metamaterials or Their Inspired Structures
  • Acoustic and Elastic Metamaterials and Devices


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Honors & Awards

  • 2 times selected in the top 10 "work of the year" by CNRS in 2009 and 2010 for designing cloaks for liquid and elastic waves, respectively.
  • French Ministry of Education PhD scholarship (2006-2009).
  • Tunisian Ministry of Education studies scholarship (2001-2005) (ranked on top 0.1% at the Baccalaureate examination).

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Physics and optics, Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille University, France, 2010
  • M.Sc., Theoretical physics, CPT, Aix-Marseille University, France, 2006
  • B.Sc, Lycee Deodat de Severac, Toulouse, France, 2003

Mohamed Farhat is currently a Research Scientist at the Sensors Lab, in the Electrical Engineering Department, CEMSE, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Education and early career

Dr. Mohamed Farhat received his Ph.D. in Optics and Electromagnetism from Aix-Marseille University in 2010, where he obtained as well his Master degree in Theoretical Physics in 2006. His PhD dissertation was titled by "Metamaterials for Harmonic and Biharmonic Cloaking and Superlensing". He has since several postdoctoral experiences inluding Austin (USA) and Jena (Germany). He has authored over 155 publications: 70 journal papers, 5 book chapters, 5 international patents, 4 proceedings, and 70 conference papers, with over 2600 (1850) citations and h-index 27 (23), according to Google Scholar (Web of Science), as of February 2019.

Research Interests

Mohamed's research is in the fields of plasmonics and metamaterials with applications spanning optics, terahertz, and elastodynamic waves.


  • A. Agambayev, M. Farhat, S. P. Patole, A. H. Hassan, H. Bagci, and K. N. Salama, “An Ultra-Broadband Single-Component Fractional-Order Capacitor using MoS2-Ferroelectric Polymer Composite,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 113, pp. 093505, 2018.
  • P.-Y. Chen, M. Farhat, and A. Alu, “Bistable and Self-Tunable Negative Index Metamaterial at Optical Frequencies,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 106, pp. 105503, 2011
  • M. Farhat, S. Guenneau, and S. Enoch, “Ultrabroadband Elastic Cloaking in Thin Plates,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 103, pp. 024301, 2009
  • M. Farhat, S. Enoch, S. Guenneau and A.B. Movchan, “Broadband Cylindrical Acoustic Cloak for Linear Surface Waves in a Fluid,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 101, pp. 1345011, 2008


Selected Publications

Farhat, M., Guenneau, S., & Bağcı, H. (2013). Exciting Graphene Surface Plasmon Polaritons through Light and Sound Interplay. Physical Review Letters, 111(23). doi:10.1103/physrevlett.111.237404