inveated speaker

Mamoun Medraj

Dr. Mamoun Medraj is currently at Masdar Institute, UAE, as a Professor of Materials Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering in 2001 from McGill University. He started his academic career at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Concordia University in 2002 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in June 2006. He became a Full Professor in 2012.

He has secured excellent external research funding while at Concordia University including NSERC Discovery Grant, NSERC-CRD, NSERC-Engage, NATEQ Nouveaux Chercheurs (both operating and equipment), NATEQ Team Grant, three CRIAQ projects, CFI grant (with two other MIE profs) and AUTO21, MagNET and H2Can projects.

During these projects, he collaborated with AMTC-NRC, IMI-NRC, MTL-CANMET, GM, Air Liquide, Rolls-Royce, MDS Coatings, Alstom, PwC, AUTO21, MagNET and H2Can. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering.

His current/recent research projects include: Development of Magnetic Materials, Laser Additive Manufacturing of Metals, Water Erosion Resistance of Compressor Blades for Power Generation Applications, Phase Relationships in Magnesium Alloys, Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys for Future Orthopedic Implants, Laser Additive Manufacturing of Nickel Super-alloys and Solid State Hydrogen Storage.

Mamoun has successfully supervised or co-supervised 26 MASc and 6 PhD students to graduation. He has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals having high impact factors. He is recognized as an excellent teacher which is evident from the teaching awards he obtained at the department, faculty and university levels.



Fouad El Haj Hassan



Fouad El Haj Hassan received the Ph.D. degree in 2000 in Physics, from Metz University, France. He joined Lebanese University-Faculty of sciences in 2001, where he is currently a Professor of Physics and condensed matter. Prof. El Haj Hassan is a holder of a Lebanese Research Chair in computational Physics; he is founder and TPC of several international conferences such as the MEDGREEN-LB 2011 and ICM2013 IEEE. He is also editor board of Condensed matter physics, the scientific world journal. He is referee for more than 11 international journals. He published more than 100 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, four book chapters. He is winner of the price of best paper published by a Lebanese scientist in 2005 which was supported by the UNESCO as world physics year. Prof. El Haj Hassan was an associate member to the ICTP (International Center for Theoretical Physics), Trieste-Italy during eight years (2006-2014). He is invited professor more than 15 times to French Universities and also to others countries.



Charifi Zoulikha


 Pr. Charifi Zoulikha received her PhD in Condensed Matter Physics in 2004 from the university of  Batna, Algeria. In 1998, she joined the Department of Physics of the University of M’sila as an Assistant Professor with subsequent promotions to Associate Professor in 2008 and full Professor in 2011. From 2008-2010 she held the  position of Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the physics department.

 She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles with over 1,000 citations and an h-factor of 10 and has participated in many scientific events (workshops, meetings, siminars and congress). She is a member of the Editorial Board  of the International Journal of Nanoelectronics and Materials. Unimap, Perlis, Malaysia.

 Since joining the physics department, Dr. Charifi has supervised the work of more than 15 master and PhD students. She received the prize  of  young researcher, 2eme Semaine Scientifique Nationale des Universités: « Sciences, Technologies et Environnement » ,12-17 April 2003,  Oran, Algeria. She is a frequent journal article referee for several journals such as Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing journal, Superlattices and Microstructures  journal, Chinese Physics Letters, journal of Computational Materials Science, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Materials Chemistry and Physics,  journal of Alloys and Compound, Advanced Functional Materials journal, Physica Status Solidi b….

 For two months, she was a  visitor at Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems Nöthnitzer Straße 38 01187 Dresden (Germany) in 2008 and Physics department (Iran) in 2003 and in 2005. She is collaborating with several scientific groups in the world.

 Recently she  served as a chair of the Scientific Committee of the physics department and  a member of the scientific committee of the faculty of science.

For many years, professor charifi's research activities were focused on  the study of the physical properties (structure, electronic, mechanic,elastic, optic and magnetic) of materials (metals, semiconductors and half metals) using pseudopotential and full potential method within  Density functional theory.