Scientific competencies:Mine wastes valorization, Mining Environment
Rachid Hakkou received his Ph.D. in geosciences and raw materials at Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Nancy, France in 1993 and a Moroccan PhD in 2001 in solid waste management and treatment. He is a Full Professor at Cadi-Ayyad University. Since 2009, Rachid Hakkou is Chairholder of IDRC (Canada) Research Chair on “Management and Stabilization of Mining and Industrial Wastes”. He is a member of the international board for the journal Mine Water and the Environment (Springer). His research interests focus on the management and the valorization of mining wastes figuring among leading authors at the international level. He has more than 55 peer-reviewed publications (h-index = 15). According to Elsevier’s Scopus (1966-2019), he is ranked as the second author publishing articles in the field of phosphate mine waste. In 2016, he received a Hassan II award for the Environment. Since 2016, he is an affiliated professor at UM6P.