Bassam is a PhD student at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. His research focuses on electric vehicle policy in India with Dr. Amanda Giang and Dr. Milind Kandlikar. His methods include quantitative modelling and interviews/surveys, and he uses data analytics tools. Bassam’s professional career included technical and leadership roles in the mining sector. After completing his M. Eng. in Clean Energy Engineering at UBC, Bassam worked at a school district, providing energy management for its facilities and engaging students in environmental sustainability initiatives. Currently, Bassam is an energy & sustainability consultant for a Vancouver-based firm. He enjoys volunteerism, which has included program development and board governance in social services, mental health, and environmental sustainability non-profits. In his spare time, Bassam enjoys swimming, reading philosophy, and practicing martial arts.