Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, KSU, Riyadh- Saudi Arabia, 1987. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Jordan, Amman, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1996.
Assistant professor King Fahd University, Dhahran, 1996—2000, associate professor, since 2000. Director advanced mechanics lab King Fahd University, Dhahran, since 1996.
Member King Fahd University Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, 2001—2002. Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (associate).
Married Lina Bassem Abualghnam, January 31, 1967. Children: Abdulilah Bassem, Bdulrahman Bassem, Rahaf Bassem.