Talha Ariff was awarded his BEng/MEng degree in Biomedical Engineering from City, University of London in 2022, where he focused on optoelectronic devices for use in medical and chemical sensing.
He is now a Ph.D. student in the Photonics Lab at KAUST, researching further applications for optoelectronic sensors in desert agriculture and undersea communication cables.

Research Interests

Plant biology & Desert agriculture, Sensors, Photonics & Optoelectronics

Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 2023 - present
  • MEng. in Biomedical Engineering at City, University of London (CUL), London, United Kingdom, Sep. 2018 - Jun. 2022
  • Internship in Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE), CUL, London, UK, Jul. 2021 - Jan. 2022
  • Internship in Photonics and Instrumentation Research Centre, CUL, London, UK, Jul. 2022 - Aug. 2022


  • George Daniels Award for Academic Excellence
  • Lord Mayor of London Award for Academic Excellence.