Bassam Jalgha

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Engineering
Occupation Mechatronics engineer / Musician
Location Beirut, Lebanon
Introduction I was born and raised in Beirut. Got my BE in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut and continued my Masters in the same field with a concentration in Mechatronics. My graduate research topic was in robotics, specifically in fall avoidance of embedded humanoid robots. Currently I am working as an instructor at AUB teaching Mechatronics and Control systems labs. Aside from the ‘geeky’ tendencies, I have a personal devotion to music. I studied Oud instrumental music at the Lebanese National Conservatoire and spent most of my life learning and developing my musical skills as a performer. My latest work is the music for the award winning short documentary “The Sky Was Angry” for director Sharif Abd El Nour. In 2009, I won first prize in “Stars of Science” season 1 a Pan-Arab innovation contest. My project, “Dozan” is an automated tuning device for string musical instruments. During the three-month competition, I was able to build the device and pass all the stages from engineering to product design to business and finally marketing. Since then I have been devoted to developing the product, discovering the difficulties ahead, and overcoming them.
Interests music, books, technology, knowledge