Mai Aldhahri

Masters Students

Master Student



Mai grew up in a fishermen's family who spent most of their time in the heart of the Red Sea. She has a deep passion for learning and exploring the red sea from an early age and protecting the extraordinary marine ecosystem and biodiversity. Her research interest is giant clams on the Red Sea, especially fluorescent ones. She hopes to be a researcher who strongly impacts marine life and the vision of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Selected Publications

  • Awareness of covid-19 before and after quarantine based on crowdsourced data from rabigh city, saudi arabia: a cross-sectional and comparative study. Mai Aldhahri and Rana Alghamdi; Frontiers, 2021


  • B.Sc., Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, 2021

Professional Profile

  • 2023-Present: Master Student, Marine Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2021-2022: Seawater lab specialist, CMR SeaLABS, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2020: Carbon Credit Data Analysis, DIZZITUP, Paris, France (Remotely).
  • 2019: Forensic (DNA and Toxicology) trainee, Criminal Evidence department, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Clams Environmental sustainability Marine Ecology Blue carbon Carbon cycle Marine analytical chemistry Climate Change