Kassab, Bassam

Kassab, Bassam

Lecturer AY-B, Civil & Environ Engineering


Preferred: bkassab@valleywater.org

Alternate: bassam.kassab@sjsu.edu

Fall 2018 office hours:

- Monday and Thursday from 5:30 to 5:55 p.m. in ENG 153;

- Monday and Thursday from 8:45 to 9:15 p.m. in ENG 301;

- and Friday by appointment in ENG 153. 


  • Master of Science, Hydrology and Water Resource, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT), 2000
  • Master of Engineering, Environmental & Water Resources Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1995
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1993

Licenses and Certificates

  • Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering (license # C 68999), California, United States, 2005
  • Program and Project Management Certificate, California, United States, 2011


Bassam Kassab has been working since 2001 as a water resources engineer at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, first in capital projects, then in raw water operations, and currently he supervises the groundwater modeling group and he leads the effort to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

Bassam Kassab has been teaching water resources engineering classes at San Jose State University since January of 2014. These are Hydraulic Design (CE 154) and Design of Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems (CE 174). His research interests include water distribution networks, hydraulic transients, deterministic and stochastic hillslope hydrology, as well as production and inventory management in operations research.

Bassam Kassab has also designed and teaches a three-level, 18-month Spanish class for adults.

Bassam Kassab is the executive director of Zarco Films, an independent film production company based in San Jose, California. He writes screenplays in Spanish and produces fiction films that tackle contemporary social issues. He is also a songwriter in the four languages that he is fluent in --Arabic, English, French and Spanish-- and an actor with credits including two feature films "All My Life" (Egypt & USA, 2008) and "Sin Visa" (Mexico & USA, 2015), and a play "Turab Libnan" performed on stage at Stanford University and in San Francisco.


CE 154: http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/courses/CE154.html

CE 174: http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/courses/CE174.html