Materials Modeling and Simulation workshop – Team

The workshop will be conducted by Prof. Dr. Abdelillah Benyoussef

Prof. Abdelillah Benyoussef Physics department, Faculty of Science, Med V University, Rabat, Morocco

Prof. Abdelillah Benyoussef
Physics dep., Faculty of Science, Med V University, Rabat, Morocco

 Abdelilah Benyoussef received his “Doctorat d’état” degree from the Paris-Sud University in 1983. He is a permanent member of the Moroccan Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, since 2006. He is associate professor in the materials and nanomaterials center of the Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research. He is National coordinator of the Competences Pole of Condensed Matter and Systems Modeling. He is also an editor in chief of the Moroccan Journal of Condensed Matter. He is President of the Moroccan Society of Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter. He has been visiting professor in many research centers, laboratories and Universities in Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Tunisia, and United states. The main interest topics of Abdelilah Benyoussef are Ab initio calculation and Monte carlo method in modeling and simulation of new materials for renewable energy; Magnetism and phase transition in condensed matter; complex systems and critical self organization in statistical physics.

Dr. Teodor TodorovIBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA

Dr. Teodor Todorov
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA

Teodor Todorov completed his PhD in Materials Science at the Jaume-I University (Spain). He has always been attracted to low-cost and scalable solar energy technologies and explored different non-vacuum routes for PV films at Hahn-Meitner Institut (now Helmhotz-Zentrum, Berlin), IRDEP (l’Institut de Recherche et Développement sur l’Énergie Photovoltaïque, Paris) and IEC (Institute of Energy Conversion, Delaware). In 2008 he joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center where his World-record results with CZTSSe photovoltaic technology motivated the launch of many research projects at the company and around the globe. He invented numerous thin film device structures, methods and processing equipment that lead to more record results including CZTSSe, solution-processed CIGS and monolithic tandem perovskite solar cells. He is currently expanding the area of his research towards other thin-film materials for photovoltaic and energy storage applications.

Prof. Ahmed EnnaouiResearch Director Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar Foundation. Professor, College of Science and Engineering Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Doha, Qatar

Prof. Ahmed Ennaoui
Research Director
QEERI, Qatar Foundation, Qatar.

Ahmed Ennaoui was born and grew up in South Morocco. MSc in solid state electronic, University of Bourgogne/France. Graduated Magna Cum Laude with doctoral dissertation exploring TiO2 single crystal electrode for water splitting from University of Bourgogne/France. Moved to Germany/Berlin in 1983, habilitation degree, Summa Cum laude, exploring “Iron disulfide for solar energy conversion” work performed at Hahn-Meitner-Institute, Berlin, Germany, (Advised Adviser Prof. Tributsch, thesis published as invited chapter in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 1993, Vol. 29 pages 289-370). Hired as senior scientist at Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin, conducting research on transition metal chalcogenides and Van der Waals Materials. Appointed head of research group in “Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin, HZB (former Meitner-Institute Berlin). Project and group leader for 25 years at HZB, managing in his group several EU and BMBF projects: Joule II, CIS-Line, NEBULES, ATHLOC, CHEETAH / NanoPV, NeuMaS as well as industry Feasibility studies: Siemens/Shell Solar/Avancis, Bosch Solar, ATOTECH, and Solibro. Serves as Radiation protection commissioner “Strahlenschutzbeauftragten” for the Institute Heterogeneous Material Systems. Serves as research director for QF/QEERI, and full professor at HBKU (teaching, managing research team, recruiting top scientists). Conducting Acceleration of transfer results and know-how from lab to fab. Author and coauthor of more than 200 publications (h-index 36), 3 special issues, 3 patents and 100 oral presentations/keynotes at international conferences. Jointly organizing conferences and workshops. President of the scientific council of IRESEN. Permanent Editorial board for Solar Energy materials and Solar cells. Served as full professor in the Moroccan University and visiting professor at Osaka University. Taught undergraduate, graduate courses and MS/PhD seminars (subject covered: Quantum, Statistical Physics, Solid State Electronics, Photovoltaics). In-depth knowledge of a variety of Thin Film solar cells, working on Inkjet formulation and inkjet printing of CIGS, CZTS devices.

Prof. Said Ahzi Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.

Prof. Said Ahzi
QEERI, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.

Dr. Said Ahzi joined QEERI on August 2014. He comes from the University of Strasbourg where he held a position as distinguished full Professor (Exceptional Class-1). Dr. Said Ahzi received his PhD (1987) and Habilitation (1995) degrees in Physics and Mechanics and of Materials, both from the University of Metz, France. In January 2000, he joined the University of Strasbourg – France, Faculty of Physics and Engineering. He holds an Adjunct Professor position with the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta – USA. He also was an associate research member with TEMA laboratory at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. From 1995 to 2000, he held the position of Professor (Assistant Professor then Associate Professor) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, SC, USA. He spent four years (1991-1995) as Research Scientists/Lecturer at the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences at the University of California at San Diego, USA. From 1987 to 1991, he held a position as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA-USA.

Prof. El Kebir Hlil University of Joseph Fourier at Grenoble, France

Prof. El Kebir Hlil
University of Joseph Fourier at Grenoble, France

El Kebir HLIL is a Professor of Physics of Materials in Grenoble Alpes University, France. From Teaching experience point of view, He is a lecturer of Physics of material including characterizations, synthesis, physical properties and namely materials for energy. He has worked in several research fields and namely on materials for storage and conversion of energy such as Metal hydrides, Thermoelectric materials, Magnetocaloric materials and Semi-conductor materials. He has participated in several International Schools as lecturer of electronic structure calculations, characterization of powders and nanomaterials as well as materials for energy. He supervised over 50 PhD students. He contributed to over 500 conferences and He published about 520 papers in international learned journals (see ResearchGate website).

Prof. Hamid Ez-Zahraouy LMPHE, FS, Med V University, Rabat, Morocco

Hamid Ez-Zahraouy is a Professor of Physics in the Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. He is the Director of the Surface Interface and Interdisciplinary Physics group in the Laboratory of Magnetism and High Energy Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Rabat. His Field of research cover; Theoretical Physics of Surface and Interface, Magnetic Films, Complex Systems, Interdisciplinary Physics (traffic flow theory, population in interactions; Microfluidic…), Dilute magnetic semi-conductor, Quantum cryptography. He coordinates several national and international research projects. He has participated in several International conferences as lecturer. He supervised over 20 PhD students. He published about 167 papers in international learned journals. Regular Associate Member to the International Center For Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy during the period 1996 to 2011; Expert evaluator with the CNRST during the period 2011-2014; Expert evaluator with more than 20 scientific journals; Editor with Moroccan Journal of Condensed Matter; Advisory Board Editor with the International journal “Open Surface Science Journal.  

Dr. El Mehdi Salmani LMPHE, Physics department, Faculty of Science, Med V University, Rabat, Morocco

Dr. El Mehdi Salmani
LMPHE, Physics dep., FS, Med V Univ, Rabat, Morocco

El Mehdi Salmani received his “Ph.D. in Nanotechnology science and Spintronics devices” degree from the University of Mohammed V RABAT, 2013 . He is Visiting professor in University of Rabat, Morocco. The main interest topics of El Mehdi Salmani are Ab initio calculation and Monte carlo method in modeling and simulation of new materials for Nanotechnology science , Magnetocaloric Effect , Photovoltaic and Spintronics devices . He contributed to over 15 conferences and He published about 3 chapters book and 30 papers in international learned journals.

Dr. Omar Mounkachi MAScIR Foundation, Materials and Nanomaterials Center, Rabat, Morocco

Dr. Omar Mounkachi
MAScIR Foundation, Materials and Nanomaterials Center, Rabat, Morocco

Dr. Omar Mounkachi: is a researcher and project leader in the Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR). He has obtained his PhD at  University Mohammed V  in collaboration with NEEL Institute (CNRS, Grenoble) in 2009. Dr. Mounkachi has more than 7 years experience in performing and  managing research within several international academic collaboration  (France (CEA Grenoble (2008/2009), laue langevin institute (2010/2012)) , university of Strasbourg (2015/2016) , and the jean lamour institute (2014/2016), Poland (Polish Academy of Sciences ( 2009)), Belgium (University of Liège (2015/2016),  USA (university of central florida, wake forest university (2009/2016))  and industrials cooperation (MANAGEM,OCP,PEPS,ECOMAG, SOLVAY, McPhy ) .  He has published 74 publications in highly recognised scientific journals in several fields of condensed matter, spintronics, energy, and magnetic nanomaterials, h index = 8 (scopus) and 6 patents. He is co organizer of several national and international conferences. Dr Mounkachi has been invited to give seminars in many congresses and to act as a reviewer for many scientific manuscripts from prestigious journals

Dr. Halima Zaari LMPHE, Physics department, Faculty of Science, Med V University, Rabat, Morocco

Dr. Halima Zaari
LMPHE, Physics dep., FS, Med V Univ., Rabat, Morocco

Halima ZAARI is a doctor of Physics in condensed matter at Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco. She has worked in several research fields and namely on materials for conversion of energy, Thermoelectric materials, Magneto caloric materials and Semi-conductor materials. She has participated in several International Schools in electronic structure calculations. She participates to the supervision of over 5 PhD students. She contributed to over 6 conferences and she published about 18 papers in international learned journals.

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