Basma El-Zein, PhD, SMIEEE, Solar Pioneer, Lifetime Achiever. Dean of Scientific Research at the University of Business and Technology (UBT). She has 20 years of experience in academic and research institution. She was a Research Scientist at KAUST, and an associate researcher at IEMN, Lille, France. Her recent research interests include working on nanostructures for third-generation solar cells, energy harvesting and energy storage. She gained 2 grants, to support her research on Nanostructures for Photovoltaic applications. 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 patent filed in USA.