Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli

Professor | Morocco | Mohammed V University in Rabat, Faculty of Science

Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli was born in Salé, Morocco. After obtaining her Baccalaureate Degree in Rabat, she traveled abroad to follow her postgraduate studies and got her Ph.D. in Physics at the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. Her first steps in research started with heavy ion Physics. In 1982, back in Morocco, she joined the Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed V, Rabat as a researcher-professor and since 1996 until 2017, she worked as a head of the Nuclear Physics Laboratory. This responsibility led her to develop several themes around nuclear applications and to implement several masters at the university, especially the first master of medical physics in Morocco. She has been one of the precursors of Morocco’s official participation in the international collaboration ATLAS at CERN in Geneva on 1996.

  1. Cherkaoui became Vice-President of Mohammed V University from 2013 to 2017. Aside to that, she became a resident member of the Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology in Morocco as well as a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and of The World Academy of Sciences.

She received the L’Oréal-UNESCO award for “Women in Science” on 2015. On 2017, she has been honored for her contribution in science and technology fields in the Islamic world by by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.