Dr. Aikifa Raza is a research scientist in Mechanical Engineering Department at the Masdar Institute of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. She received Ph.D. degree in Materials Sciences from Donghua University, Shanghai, China. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and multiple patents. Her research interests include nano-/microfabrication & thin film spectrally selective coatings aimed at efficient solar-thermal conversion for water-energy nexus. Beside research, she is also responsible to manage iETLab (interfacial energy and transport lab) at Khalifa University.