El Mokhtar Essassi

Professor El Mokhtar ESSASSI received his PhD (Doctorat ès sciences physiques (doctorat d’Etat)) in 1977 from the University of Sciences and Techniques of Languedoc (Montpellier, France) under the supervision of Professor Philippe VIALLEFONT. He joined in 1977 as Maître de Conférences the Faculty of Science of Mohammed V University in Rabat and named as a ful Professor in 1981 at the same University.

He founded in 1981 Heterocyclic Organic Chemistry Laboratory and the Moroccan Group of Heterocyclic Chemistry in 1999. He is the investigator of the organization of the National meetings of Heterocycilc Chemistry ;(1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011). He is the national coordinator for competence pole Pharmacochemistry created in 2002.
Since 2010, he is the director of Composites Nanocomposites Center of Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MASCIR). He is currently a member of TRAMECH (Trans Mediterranean Colloquiun on Heterocyclic Chemistry) scientific commitee representing Morocco. He was the chairman of TRAMECH III (Marrakech, 2004 and TRAMECH VII, (Rabat, 2013).

He is the editor in chief of Moroccan Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry launched in 2002. Professor ESSASSI was the co-director of NATO-ARW in 2009 ( Detection of Biological Agents for the Prevention of Bioterrorism (Mass Spectrometry)) and co-director of NATO-ASI in 2013 and 2016( Molecular Technologies for Detection of Chemical and Biological Agents).
Professor ESSASSI is a resident member of HASSAN II Academy of Sciences and Techniques since 2006