Basma El Zein
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Dr.ElZein, is the director of Research and Consultation Center (RCC) at the University of Business and Technology (UBT) – Jeddah Saudi Arabia. She was a Research Scientist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and previously a faculty member at Dar AL Hekma University, KSA and an associate researcher at IEMN, Lille, France. Dr. El Zein Graduated from the Lebanese University with a master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics Engineering withdistinction. She got her PhD in from the University of Lille 1 –France in Nanotechnology with high distinction. She is a senior member of IEEE, member of ACS, MRS, SPIE, ECS and Lebanese Engineering syndicate. She has been selected as Solar Pioneer by MESIA during WFES 2015 in Abu Dhabi. She is a reviewer in many international, peer-reviewed journals, the chair or co-chair and on the committee of different international conferences, she published in many international journals and had one filed patent.
Her recent research interests include working on nanostructures for third generation solar cells, energy harvesting and energy storage. She recently gained 2 grants from King AbdulAziz City for science and technology (KACST), to support her research on Nanostructures for Photovoltaic applications, where she is mentoring a PhD student and collaborating with many international research centers. The main objective of her research is to develop an eco-green with high efficiency and long durability Solar cells. In addition to this, she is exploring new materials such as kesterite, perovskite and protein to be used as light absorber for Solid state sensitized solar cells