Basma EL ZEIN
Dr Basma EL ZEIN
Research Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Close Up
  • What I Do
    I am an electrical & electronics engineer, engineering consultant, lecturer, project manager of the final year projects of the management information system program, and researcher.
  • Why Engineering?
    It is self-rewarding, challenging, innovative and creative.
  • School Days
    PHD in Micro Nano electronics, Lille1 university - France (in process). Masters in Electrical & Electronics Engineering - Lebanese University - Lebanon
  • My Day At Work
    Research and project management, lecturing, consulting.
  • Best Part
    Being a women engineer, being Innovative, having the skills of problem solving
  • Proud Moments
    Getting my PHD and Master in engineering, and being on the honor list (ranked many times the first in my class where 95% of the students were male)
  • Challenges
    The acceptance of the society of the women in engineering, the job opportunities
  • My Family
    My father : professor of Math My sister , Radiologist Brothers : Dentist and Pharmasist Married to a telecom engineer, and I have 2 kids. My daughter is 10 years old, and my son is 5 years old.
  • Dreams and Goals
    Short Term Goals : - Finish my PHD degree - work on international research in my field (Nanoelectronics)  Long term goals - To be a scientist - make a change in my students to pursue the engineering career - orient my daughter to the engineering field
  • Inspiration
    My parents, specifically my father, and my instructors and professors
  • Want to be an Engineer?
    My dear future Engineers, Go for it!  You are gifted for being multitasking, smart, intelligent, innovative, dedicated, and commited, so use all that and you will make a difference in the world.
  • Additional Thoughts
    My dear future Engineers, Go for it! You are gifted for being multitasking, smart, intelligent, innovative, dedicated, and commited, so use all that and you will make a difference in the world.
  • Hobbies
    Drawing, playing piano, reading many technical books related to my field (nanotechnology)