Bessaffa Hichem is a master student at National Polytechnique school of Algiers (Algeria) in Automatics and control. He is Visiting student at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia at Professor Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati, Estimation Modeling and Analysis Group (EMANG).

Currently, he is working on experimental implementation and analysis of economic model predictive controller (EMPC) for a solar direct contact membrane Distillation (DCMD).