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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Abdullah A.I. Al-Bassam

 Nationality                       :           Saudi

Date of birth                      :           December 25, 1959

Academic qualifications     :         

  1)  B.A., B.Sc  King Saud University - College of Science Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 2)  PhD School of Applied Physics And Electronics Durham university Durham City - England

 Ph.D  Acquiring Date :  18-04-1988 A.D.

Ph.D  Thesis Title 

“CdSe and Cd1-x Znx Se Single Crystal  Photovoltaic Devices”.

Research Interests:

Semiconductor and Solar energy materials, Photovoltnic Solar Energy, Renewable Energy and Environmental.

 Employment and Administrative History:

1)      Professor, Department physics, King Saud University, 2001- Present , Saudi Arabia.

2)      Visiting Professor, in Renewable energy, (NERL) Institute, Colorado, USA, 2000.

3)        Associate Professor, Physics Department, College of Science, King Saud University From 1994 – 2001.

4)       Assistant Professor, Physics Department, College of Science, King Saud University From 1988 -1994.

5)      Short Course in Solar Energy, SERL, Colorado, USA, 1982.

6)      Graduate Student, University of Durham, England from 21-09-1983 to 06-09-1988.

7)      Demonstrator, Physics Department, King Saud University, From 24-07-1982 to 20-09-1983.





1)      British Association Crystal Growth Conference., Brighten,  September 24-27, 1985 (Paper).

2)      World Renewable Energy Congress - VI Brighton, U.K., 1-7 July,2000 (Paper).

3)      The 7th Arab International Solar energy Conference 19th-22nd February 2001, Sharjah, UA.

4)      The World Renewable energy Congress ViL- Cologne- Germany. 29 June 2002.

5)      P.V. in Europe from PV Technology to energy Solution Conference and exhibition Roma, Italy, 7-11 October 2002.

6)      The 8th International Solar energy and applied Photochemistry Conference. (ENPO’OS). Luxor, Egypt 2-2-2005.

7)      20th European Photovoltaic Solar energy Conference and Exhibition 6-10 June 2005, Barcelona, Spain.

8)      The 9th International Conference Solar energy and applied Photochemistry, [Solar06]. January 22-26 2006, Cairo, Egypt.

9)      The world Renewable energy congress X – Scotland, England 2008

10)  23rd European photovoltaic solar energy conference and Exhibition, Valencia, Spain, 2008.

11)  5th congress of scientific research outlook in the arab world-scientific Innovation and sustained Development FeZ, Morocco, 2008.


1)  Member of the committee cultural in the Physics Department From 1989-1993.

2) Member of the committee graduate studies from 1989-1993 & 1996 - until now.

3) Member and the Coordinator of the committee of the cultural in the Physics Department from 1991-1993.

4)  Member of the committee Plans and Curriculum in the Physics Department – present (1994).


A: Text Book

1) A. A. AL-Bassam Renewable Energy, A text book, Dar Al-Kheraijy, Publishing Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1420 H, 2000, (In Arabic).

2) A. A. AL-Bassam, Physics for Science (Electric – Magnetic – Modern Physics), A text book, Dar Ibn Nafisa, Publishing Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1417 H, 1997, (In Arabic)

B- Papers:

1)      Al-Bassam, A., Brinkman, A., Russell, G. and Woods, J. “Growths and properties of (ZnCd) Se Single Crystals.” 1985 British Association Crystal Growth Conference.  Brighten, September 24-27.

2)      Al-Bassam, A., Brinkman, A., Russel, G. and Woods, J. “Electrical properties of Znx Cd1-x Se  (x<0.45)”, J. of Crystal Growth 86, (1988), 667-672.

3)      A.A.I. Al-Bassam, Schottky barriers on Zinc Cadmium Selenide alloys (Znx Cd1-x Se) with x = 0.85 and x = 0.93”.  The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering Volume 15, No.2B (1990), 367-372.

4)      A.M. Al-Dhafiri, A.A.I. Al-Bassam, and A.A. Al-Jaffali, “Influence of Laser etching on the surface preparation of Cadmium Sulphide Schottky barrier., Can. J. Phys. Vol. 71, 1993, 1272-1278.

5)      A.A.I. Al-Bassam, “Deep levels on Zinc Cadmium Selenide Alloys”J. King Saud University, Vol.5, Science (2), pp. 199-159 (A.H. 1413/1993).

6)      A.A.I. Al-Bassam and A.M. Al-Dhafiri, “Crystallographic and Optical absorption characterization of CdSx Se1-x alloys for 0x1”.  Journal of Crystal Growth 134 (1993) 60-66 North Holland.

7)      A.A.I. Al-Bassam, A.A. Al-Jaffali and A.M. Al-Dhafiri, “Structure and Lattice Parameters of Cadmium Sulphide Selenide (CdSx Se1-x) mixed crystals”.

8)      A.M. Al-Dhafiri, A.A.I. Al-Bassam, “The mechanism of the oxygen annealing in gold surface barriers on CdSx Se1-x devices” (Accepted for publication in Solar Energy, Materials and Solar Cells, 33(1994).

9)      A.A.I. Al-Bassam “Properties of CuIn1-x Gax Se2 Thin Films” J. King Saud University, Vol.10, Science (2), pp.141-152 (A.H. 1418/1998).

10)  A.A.I. Al-Bassam“Grain size and conductivity of CuIn1-x Gax Se films” J. Material Chemistry and Physics 53 (1998) 1-5.

11)  A.A. Al-bassam, “Photoconductivity and defect levels in Znx Cd1-x Se with (x=0.5, 0.55) crystals”, J. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 57(1999) 323-329.

12)  A.A. Al-bassam, “Electro deposition of CuInSe2 thin films and their characteristics”. Physica B (Condensed Matter) B 266 (1999) 192-197.

13)  A.A. Al-bassam“Lattice parameters and optical absorption of CuIn1-x Gax Se2 thin films” Can. J. of Physics, Volume 77, No.7, July 1999 pp. 505-513.

14)  A.A. Al-bassam“X-ray analysis and band gap measurement of Cu In1-x Gax Se2 films”J. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 62(2000) 175-178 (1999).

15)  A.A. Al-Bassam, "Schottky barriers in Cd1-x Znx Se Mixed Crystals with x=0.5 and x=0.55" World Renewable Energy Congress - V1, Brighton, U.K. 1-7 July, 2000.

16)  A.A. Al-Bassam.X-ray analysis, and optical absorption characterization of Cu In Ga Se (CIS) films. The 7th Arab international solar energy conference 2001,  Sharjah. U.A.

17)  A.A. Al-Bassam. X-ray diffraction analysis, and band gap of Cu In Ga Se films The world Renewable energy congress. Vil-cologne-Germany. 29 June 2002.

18)  A.A. Al-bassam “Lattice parameters and band gap measurements of Cu In Ga Se. P.V in Europe from PV Technology to energy solution Conference and exhibition Rome-Italy 7-11-October 2002.

19)  A.A. Al-bassam Correlation of global solar radiation with hours of sun shine for Saudi Arabia. The 8th international solar energy and applied photochemistry conference. (ENPho'os).Luxor Egypt 2-2-2005.

20)  A.A. Al-bassam Single crystal CuSe-CdSe and ZnXCd1-x Se, 20th European Photovoltaic solar energy. Conference an Exhibition Barcelona, Spain 6-10 June 2005.

21)  A.A. Al-bassam Grain size and Lattice parameters of Cu In Se2 films.The 9th international conference solar energy and applied photochemistry, [Solar 06]. January 22-26, 2006, Cairo,Egypt.

22)  A.A.Al – bassam, Schottky barriers of Cd1-x Znx Se    mixed crystal World Renewable Energy  congress X and Exhibition 20-25 July 2008, Scotland , UK.

23)   A.A. Al–bassam, Lattice Parameters and Energy gap of measurement of Cu In Se2 thin films. 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition 20-26 August 2008, Valencia, Spain.

24)  A.A.Al – bassam, Electrical properties of Cd1-xZnxSe Mixed Crystal with x=0.5 and x=0.55. 5th congress of Scientific research outlook in the Arab World-Scientific Innovation and Sustained Development. 20-26 October 2008, Fe Zn Morocco.






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