Bassam Alfeeli is a Kuwaiti scientist with expertise in advanced technologies including nanotechnology, lasers & photonics, advanced nuclear reactors design, and space technologies. He is currently a Scientific Consultant and Program Manager within Innovation and Enterprise Directorate at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). Among his responsibilities at KFAS is organizing science, technology, and innovation related learning programs that would provide local companies with tools & skills to improve business productivity and competitiveness.
Bassam holds Ph.D in MicroElctroMechanical Systems (MEMS) from Virginia Tech where he contributed to the development of micro gas analysis devices. He has served as scientist in the Nanotechnology program with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, and program coordinator in the Kuwait National Nuclear Energy Committee. In 2012-2013, Bassam was a Fellow of the Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment. He has served as a visiting scientist at MIT Chemical Engineering Department, and was a visiting scientist at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan.
He is active in the scientific community and is a reviewer for international scientific journals and continues to serve on national and international technical committees. Bassam contributes to the local community through not-for-profit initiatives to promote STEM education and is passionate about making a long lasting impact through science and technology.