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Fadi Albatsh

Innovative Electrical Engineer, Scholar, and Imam

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Date of Birth:



Gaza Strip, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Fadi Albatsh was an influential figure in both academia and religious circles. He made significant contributions to the field of electrical engineering, specifically in renewable energy and electrical resistance. As an academic, his work was recognized internationally, and he was admired for his passion for education and his vision to utilize his knowledge for the betterment of Palestine.

Brief bio

Fadi Albatsh was a Palestinian engineer and academic known for his expertise in renewable energy. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Malaya in 2015 and was a lecturer at the Universiti Kuala Lumpur British-Malaysian Institute. Albatsh was also actively involved in Islamic organizations and served as an imam.

Major Milestones


  • Receiving PhD (2015): Albatsh obtained his PhD in electrical engineering, publishing 18 scholarly research papers during his study​​...See More

  • Award from the Malaysian Treasury (2016): Recognized for his academic excellence, Albatsh received an award from the Malaysian Treasury.

  • Best Academic Achievement Award: Upon his graduation, he was awarded the Best Academic Achievement award by the scholarship administration in Malaysia and frst Palestinian to Win Khazanah Scholarship: Albatsh was the first Palestinian student to win this prestigious scholarship in Malaysia.

  • Development of Electrical Resistance Device: His PhD research led to the creation of a device reducing electrical resistance by 18%, aiming to address electricity outages in Gaza.

  • Martyred on April 21, 2018: was assassinated by two gunmen on a motorcycle near his home in Malaysia, a murder widely believed to involve foreign intelligence agencies, with Mossad being a prime suspect.

  • Research in Electrical Resistance: Developed a device reducing electrical resistance, potentially beneficial for electricity issues in Gaza.

  • Published Scholarly Research: Authored 18 research papers, contributing significantly to the field of electrical engineering.

  • Expert in Renewable Energy: Recognized as an expert in renewable energy, particularly in generator engineering.

  • Best Research Award in Smart Network Conference, Saudi Arabia: Won for his outstanding research contributions.

  • Contribution to the Energy Sector in Palestine: Aspired to apply his expertise in renewable energy to improve conditions in Palestine

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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