Prof. Rachid Yazami

Prof. Rachid Yazami

Prof. Rachid Yazami

Prof. Rachid Yazami is a native of Fez, Morocco and a graduate of the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG) in electrochemistry and materials science where he also received a Ph.D. on graphite intercalation compounds for lithium battery application, and later rose to the position of research director at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Grenoble, France. He is currently an entrepreneur living in Singapore.
In recognition of his pioneer work in lithium batteries, Prof. Yazami received several prestigious prizes and honors, including the Draper Prize for Engineering (Washington DC, 2014), the Takreem Award (Kuwait 2018), the Royal Wissam (Morocco, 2014) and the Legion d’Honneur (France, 2016). He is nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.