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Basma El Zein

  • PhD in Nano-Optoelectronics
  • Director of Research Center
  • University of Business and Technology
  • 8PublicationsNumber of items in Basma's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

PerovskiteZinc OxideGrapheneMetal Air BatteriesBatteriesSensitised Solar cellsNanowiresQuantum DotsSolar Cells

About

Basma El Zein, PhD. The director of Research and Curriculum development unit at College of Engineering and Information technology (CEIT) at the University of Business and Technology (UBT) – Jeddah Saudi Arabia. She was a Research Scientist at KAUST, and previously a faculty member at Dar AL Hekma University, KSA and an associate researcher at (IEMN), Lille, France. Dr.El Zein 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 the WFES 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Dr. El Zein attended the faculty of engineering in 1994 at the Lebanese University, Tripoli Lebanon and graduated with a master degree in engineering (Electrical & Electronics Engineering) with distinction in 1999. She got her PhD from the University of Lille 1 –France in Micro and Nanotechnology with high distinction. 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 collaboration with many international research centers (England, France, and Switzerland). 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. Some of her previous researches include: Telecommunication, artificial Intelligence, auto-control and auto-command by programmable logic controllers and Computer Vision. 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. Dr. El Zein, has long experience in curriculum review and development, she has a diversified knowledge in various scientific streams, coupled with 15 years of experience in teaching, Project management and research. She also supervised 194 final year projects - bachelor degree.

Publications (5)

  • Parametric study of self-forming ZnO Nanowall network with honeycomb structure by Pulsed Laser Deposition

    • El Zein B
    • Boulfrad S
    • Jabbour G
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  • Self-Sufficient Energy Harvesting in Robots using Nanotechnology

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  • Zinc Oxide nanostructures for photovoltaic applications

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  • Small is the next big thing: thermal phenomenon on the nanoscale electronic devices

    • Zein B
    • Habib S
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  • Small is the next big thing: Thermal phenomenon on the nanoscale electronic devices

    • El Zein B
    • Habib S
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Professional experience

Director of Research Center

University of Business and Technology

March 2015 - Present

Research Scientist

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

June 2011 - February 2015(4 years)

Education

Nano Optoelectronics

Universite Lille 1

November 2009 - November 2012(3 years)

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Universite Libanaise Faculte de Genie

September 1994 - July 1999(5 years)