Research Interests

​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.

Selected Publications

  • An Ultra-Broadband Single-Component Fractional-Order Capacitor using MoS2-Ferroelectric Polymer Composite
    A. Agambayev, M. Farhat, S. P. Patole, A. H. Hassan, H. Bagci, and K. N. Salama
    Applied Physics Letters, vol. 113, pp. 093505, (2018)
  • Localized Surface Plate Modes via Flexural Mie Resonances
    M. Farhat, S. Guenneau, P.-Y. Chen, K. N. Salama, and H. Bagci
    Physical Review B, vol. 95, pp. 174201, (2017)
  • PT-Symmetric Metasurfaces: Wave Manipulation and Sensing Using Singular Points
    M. Sakhdari, M. Farhat, and P.-Y. Chen
    New Journal of Physics, vol. 19, pp. 065002, (2017)
  • Efficient, Broadband and Wide-Angle Hot-Electron Transduction using Metal-Semiconductor Hyperbolic Metamaterials
    M. Sakhdari, M. Hajizadegan, M. Farhat, and P.-Y. Chen
    Nano Energy, vol. 26, pp. 371-381, (2016)
  • Quantum Nanoantenna Harmonic Sensor: Contacless Detection of Molecules with Light
    M. Farhat, M.M.C. Cheng, K.Q. Le, and P.-Y. Chen
    Nanotechnology, vol. 26, pp. 415201, (2015)
  • Exciting Graphene Surface Plasmon Polaritons Through Light and Sound Interplay
    M. Farhat, S. Guenneau, and H. Bagci
    Physical Review Letters, vol. 111, pp. 237404, (2013)
  • Bistable and Self-Tunable Negative Index Metamaterial at Optical Frequencies
    P.-Y. Chen, M. Farhat, and A. Alu
    Physical Review Letters, vol. 106, pp. 105503, (2011)
  • Ultrabroadband Elastic Cloaking in Thin Plates
    M. Farhat, S. Guenneau, and S. Enoch
    Physical Review Letters, vol. 103, pp. 024301, (2009)
  • Broadband Cylindrical Acoustic Cloak for Linear Surface Waves in a Fluid M. Farhat, S. Enoch, S. Guenneau and A.B. ...
    M. Farhat, S. Enoch, S. Guenneau and A.B. Movchan
    Physical Review Letters, vol. 101, pp. 1345011 , (2008)

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

Professional Profile

  • ​2010-2012: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Jena, Jena, Germany
  • 2012-2016: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2018: Postdoctoral fellow, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar
  • 2018-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​American Physical Society (APS), 
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


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