• Institution:
    Cadi Ayyad University (UCA)


Full Professor at UCA, was born in Casablanca in 1965 and graduated from the University of Bordeaux, France (French PhD, 1992) and the University Cadi Ayyad UCA of Marrakech, Morocco (Moroccan PhD, 1996). These Two PhDs were in Material Science with the specific research topic ‘Active Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries’.

In 2002, He created the Laboratory of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at UCA University. More than 100 graduate and 50 Master students were hosted in his Lab. 23 PhD Students are/have been under his supervision, all of them are now involved in the Industry or in research laboratories. He is the principal investigator of 17 national and 15 international research funded projects on Battery Materials. He was involved in two European Master ERASMUS MUNDUS: ‘Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion’ and ‘Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering’.  In 2015, Prof Saadoune received an award from Tokyo University of Science, Japan as a result of his intensive activity on lithium ion batteries and an award (Prix d’excellence) from IRESEN for the ‘Innoprojet’ on batteries.

He has authored/co-authored over 150 articles, conference papers, and project reports. He is currently a member of editorial boards for three journals and reviewer of more than 200 research papers. His publications have received more than 3200 citations to date and his current Hirsch index is h = 24