Youssef BELMABKHOUT Director
Dr Youssef Belmabkhout is a Full Professor of Chemical and process Engineering for Energy and Environment at Mohammed VI polytechnic University. He has a PhD in Applied Sciences from the University of Mons (Belgium). His doctoral expertise covers various aspects of reactive and non-reactive adsorption. He hold also a Chemical Engineering degree (oil and gas technologies) from the “Gubkine” Russian State University of oil and gas in Moscow (Russia).
Prior to his appointment as a professor at UM6P, Dr Belmabkhout occupied a position as a Senior research scientist at KAUST and few months in ICPET-NRC (Ottawa, Canada) in 2010. From 2007 to 2010, he occupied a research associate position in the department of chemistry at the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) and spent one and half year in the prestigious French Institute of Petroleum (IFP) in Lyon, France from 2006 to 2007. During his research career, Dr Belmabkhout was awarded the prestigious European Marie–Curie fellowship and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Research fellowship. In 2018, he was honored with the Young African Researchers Award by the Egyptian academy of scientific, research and Technology (ASRT). The award recognizes his research in the water, energy and environmental sciences. Prof Belmabkhout has published more than 100 papers, he is the main inventor in more than 15 application patents and his research works accumulated more than 13000 citations. He has been recognized among most cited researchers in the world by “Web of Sciences” in 2019 and 2020.