Institution:Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)
Dr Youssef Belmabkhout is a Professor in Chemical, Biochemical Sciences and Green Process Engineering 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 of Senior research 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. Recently, he was honored with the Young African Researchers Award in 2018 by ASRT. The award recognizes his research in the water, energy and environmental sciences. Dr Belmabkhout has published more than 100 papers, he is the main inventor in more than 15 application patents and his research works accumulated close to 12000 citations.