Wed 29 Jul 2009 11:58 AM
Bassam Jalgha

Industry: Media & Marketing

Designation: Stars of Science winner

Country: Lebanon

Citizenship: Lebanon

Occupation: Stars of Science winner

Age: 22

At 22, Jalgha is already famous. He is famous for winning a TV show. If that does not impress you, well, then maybe the $300,000 prize will.

The grand final of the reality TV show, Stars of Science, in which contestants had to impress a jury with a project of their own innovation, was held at the Aspire Sports Academy in Doha and was televised live across the Arab world.

Jalgha won the competition, which was initiated by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, with 62 percent of the total vote.

His idea? Dozan, an automatic tuner for stringed instruments. Jalgha, who is a graduate in mechanical engineering, has a passion for stringed instruments. But, with his large cash prize to develop his new high profile invention, it is likely he will soon be developing a keen interest in business as well.