El Moursli Rajaâ C.

El Moursli Rajaâ C. was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2015. As a fellow, El Moursli Rajaâ C. contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Physical Sciences
Prof. Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, France.1982, she joined the Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed V, Rabat (UM5R) as a research professor. Later in 1996, she served as the head of the Laboratory of Nuclear Physics. She had implemented several master’s degree programs, particularly the First Master's Program in Medical Physics in Morocco. She became Vice-President for Research, Innovation, Cooperation, and Partnership at UM5R from 2013 to 2017. She was part of official Morocco's forerunners participants in the ATLAS collaboration at CERN in Geneva in 1996. She has supervised 20 Doctoral students and 27 Master’s students. She enjoys a very good H-index of 120 (Scopus). Since 2014, she has chaired a new competition program as president of the national organizing committee in Morocco entitled "My thesis in 180 seconds". The same year, she was appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences (FLSH/UM5). From 2014 to 2018, she was nominated Scientific Expert Evaluator for National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST). In 2015, she received the L’Oréal-UNESCO award for “Women in Science” and she was also assigned as a resident member at the Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology and a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. In 2016, she was appointed a member of the Board of trustees of the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR). She was honored in 2017 by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. In 2018, she was a member of the International Awards Jury in the Physical Sciences for the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science. The same year, she was appointed a member of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and a Member of the Board of the trustees of the Moroccan Center for Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology (CNESTEN). In 2019, she was elected Vice-President for Policy Review and Administration of the board of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC). In 2022, she was nominated as a member of the European Academy of Science and Art and appointed a Member of the Board of Trustees of the CNRST.