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Photo credit: 
Francesco Pennacchio

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Fellow
Chergui
Majed
Current position: 
Professor
Current nationality: 
Switzerland
Current residence: 
Switzerland
Affiliation/Institution: 
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Biodata: 
Chergui (PhD, 1981, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay) is Emeritus professor of Chemistry at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He studied and worked in the UK, France and Germany. His research focuses on the fundamental aspects of photo-induced dynamics in molecules, proteins, solids and nanosystems, using novel ultrafast spectroscopic tools, which he pioneered, in the deep-ultraviolet and in the X-ray spectral domains. He has been a user of synchrotron radiation, ultrashort pulse lasers and more recently of X-ray free electron lasers. Chergui received, among others: Humboldt Research Award, Kuwait Prize for Physics, Earle K. Plyler Prize from American Physical Society (APS), Edward Stern Prize for Lifetime Achievements (International X-ray Absorption Society), Liversidge Award from Royal Society of Chemistry (RCS), the Khwarizmi International Award, and the Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology (American Chemical Society). He is a Fellow of APS, Optical Society of America, RCS, European Physical Society, American Crystallographic Association, European Academy of Sciences, among others, and a Foreign Correspondent of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
4 - Quality education
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Keywords: 
X-ray spectroscopy, ultraviolet, femtosecond, picosecond, ultrafast dynamics, molecules, proteins, solids, nanostructures, synchrotrons, ultrashort pulses lasers, X-ray free electron lasers
Past nationality: 
Algeria
Elected
2022
Place of Birth: 
Casablanca
Country of birth: 
Morocco

Date of birth

8
May
1956
Section:
05-Chemical Sciences
Last updated on 06/07/2022