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University of Ottawa, Canada / ISET'Com, Tunisia
Since January 2019, Rim CHERIF is a visiting researcher at University of Ottawa, Canada. She is Associate Professor of Telecommunication engineering at Iset’Com, Tunisia. She received her PhD degree in ICT from the University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia), Sup'Com in 2009. She has published more than 90 papers in the areas of optical characterization of photonic crystal fibers and photonic nanowires, supercontinuum generation, ultra-fast and nonlinear optics, optical sensors for all optical new generation networks (h-index 9). She received the Elsevier Foundation New-Scholar Grant in 2012 and 2014 for Career Building Workshops for STEM Women Scientists. In 2015, she has been awarded the 2015 ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award for her « achievements in the field of nonlinear optics and in particular for her contributions to the design of highly nonlinear fibers for supercontinuum generation, as well as for her active commitment aimed at the diffusion of research in optics and photonics in Tunisia ». She has been nominated 2017 OSA ambassador.
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Last updated on 10/02/2022