Prof. Nouar Tabet received his PhD in Materials Sciences from University of Orsay Paris XI, France. His research interests include solar cells, nanomaterials and their applications, He is leading the PV Grand Challenge Program at QEERI. He is recipient of Al-Marai Prize for Innovation in Physics, 2004, the “Research Excellence Award” of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2011. He served as Rector of the University of Constantine, Algeria, member of the scientific council of KFUPM and as leader of the Solar Cell Research Group at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energies (CoRERE), KFUPM. He published more than 80 journals papers and delivered a similar number of conference communications. He authored one book (2013) and edited another (2007) on nanotechnology and its applications. He contributed to the development of the national strategic plan for Higher Education and Research for Saudi Arabia (AAFAQ Plan, 2008-2010), and to the strategic Plan of KFUPM 2012. He served as Lead Technical Editor of the Theme issue of AJSE journal entitled “Science and Engineering at the Nanoscale”, 2010.