Basma El Zein is an outstanding professional, mentor, researcher, consultant and professor. For several years she was among the most visible proponents in developing Academic institution, colleges and research in Saudi Arabia specifically in higher education and its link to the industry.
She is currently, Dean of Scientific Research with 20 years of experience in academic and research institutions. She held different positions from academic, research and consultancy perspectives. She was previously a research scientist at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST)- Jeddah Saudi Arabia, and associate researcher at the institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN) France.
During her years of experience, she distinguished herself with a large and ongoing research, projects, and commitment to development. In addition to research, she worked on curriculum development, empowering women, entrepreneurship, and technology transfer. In this capacity, she was dramatically developing the curriculum, Academic projects, industrial projects and Research, focusing on the Kingdom Vision 2030 and the Transformational Plan 2020, through developing many international collaborative projects, programs, workshops, and seminars with many international institutes and universities all over the world where she was in charge of the international relations. She specifically founded the Deanship of Scientific Research at the University of Business and Technology.
Additionally, she is playing a leadership role in contributing to the development of science in the field of renewable energy especially in Nanotechnology application in Solar energy; by demonstrating her skills through working on new topics and developing new strategies in order to make a difference in the world.