Dr. Issam Gereige is a specialist in renewable energy, with over 10 years of experience in academic and industrial research. He joined Saudi Aramco in June 2014 and is currently a senior scientist in the Research and Development Center, Carbon Management division.
He received his BSc degree in Physics from the Lebanese University in 2004, MSc and Ph.D. in Optics and Photonics from University of Saint Etienne, France in 2005 and 2008, respectively. His thesis focused on applying machine learning using artificial neural networks for non-destructive characterization of nanostructured semiconductor materials. In parallel, he was appointed as a teaching assistant in the Faculty of Sciences, Department of physics. In 2009, he joined the Laboratory of Microelectronic Technologies in The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)-Grenoble as Post-doctoral researcher and worked extensively on the implementation of a non-destructive technique for in-situ nanoimprint lithography process control in the framework of a large European project. From 2009 – 2011, Dr. Gereige was also an engineering instructor at Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.
In early 2011, he moved to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and was the recipient of SABIC post-doctoral fellowship award for his contribution relating to inkjet printing of functional materials on plastic substrates for photovoltaic applications. In 2013, he served as a scientist and worked on compound semiconductor thin-film solar cells. He was also appointed laboratory manager of the KAUST Solar Center where he significantly contributed to the creation of several laboratories specializing in solar cell research and was responsible for the center’s operational activities.
Dr. Gereige has co-authored 30 research publications in various high impact journals and presented
his work in many international conferences. His research interests include high-efficiency crystalline
silicon technologies for hot climate, novel energy storage systems, nanostructured materials for
CO2 reduction, solar-driven electrochemical processes, and renewable energy market analysis.