Ougazzaden has joined the list of a number of Moroccan researchers and professors, who have stood out with their achievements.
Rabat – Professor Abdallah Ougazzaden, director of Georgia Tech Lorraine, the European Campus of the American University Georgia Institute of Technology in Metz, in northeastern France, has received the Order of the Legion of Honor on June 27.
Georgia Tech said that the award is a “nationwide recognition of a lifetime of excellence and service.”
Ougazzaden “served as director of the GT-CNRS UMI 2958 from its founding in 2006 to 2015, according to Georgia Tech.
The professor left Morocco after he graduated in Physics and Chemistry from Hassan II University. He started his career in France and the US.
Ougazzaden received his master’s and doctoral degrees in “materials science and his HDR (Accreditation to Supervise Research’ degree from the University of Paris VII (France) in 1986, 1990 and 1996, respectively.”
He worked as a technical Manager in the Materials Growth and Characterisation group at the Bell-Labs Lucent Technologies from 1999 to 2003.
Between 2003 and 2005 he was a professor at the University of Metz and Deputy Director of Materials, Optics, Photonics and Systems (MOPS) laboratory, a joint lab of the High Engineering School SUPELEC and CNRS in Metz, France.
The Casablanca native has worked for 30 years in scientific research and technology, renewable energies, transport and the environment.
He authored and contributed to “more than 200 international scientific papers and hols 23 patents,” added Georgia Tech.
In 2006, Professor Ougazzaden was hired as a director of the UMI Georgia Tech-CNRS laboratory, where he was responsible for projects creation.
The National Academy of Metz elected the Moroccan professor as a corresponding member, a recognition for his reputation in the field of science and technology and his contribution to “the visibility of the city of Metz,” Georgia Tech said.
On December 7, 2017, Professor Ougazzaden received “the medal of the Academy from the hands of Mr. François Muller, President of the Academy.”
Ougazzaden has joined a lengthy list of Moroccan researchers and inventors whose achievements have been recognized across the world.