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Prof. Zohra Ben Lakhdar

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Employment History

  • Director of the Laboratory of Atomic-Molecular Spectroscopy and Applications
    Tunis El Manar University
  • Physics Professor
    Tunis El Manar University
  • Tunisian Physician and Professor of Physics
    University of Tunis
  • Member, Department of Physics
    University of Tunis
  • Director of the Laboratory
    Atomic-Molecular Spectroscopy and Applications
  • Vice President
    International Commission for Optics
  • President
    International Commission for Optics
  • President
    Tunisian Optical Society
  • Professor
    University of Tunis , Tunisia
  • President
    Optical Committee of Tunisia

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Professor Emeritus of Physics
    University of Tunis
  • Founder
    Tunisian Optical Society
  • Board Member
    African Laser Centre


  • PhD , Atomic Spectroscopy
    University of Paris VI
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Among the speakers, Zohra Ben ..., 6 Nov 2013 [cached]
Among the speakers, Zohra Ben Lakhdar of Tunis El Manar University gave an overview of ICO activities.
Science/AAAS | Collections: Online Extras: Global Voices of Science [cached]
Zohra Ben Lakhdar, Tunis El Manar University
Zohra Ben Lakhdar, author of this month's essay, is director of the Laboratory of Atomic-Molecular Spectroscopy and Applications at Tunis El Manar University, in Tunisia.From her primary-school days onward, she has had to battle political, social, and cultural obstacles as she muscled toward her lifelong goal of becoming a scientist.She was elected to the Islamic Academy of Science in 1994 and was recently named a winner of the 2005 L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.
"My advice to young women scientists in my country is to persevere, to love work and to love to do good work ... "
Read the full essay by Zohra Ben Lakhdar
As Dr. Lakhdar discusses in her essay, there is a long way to go before science becomes an integral part of Tunisian society.But she is devoted to widening the pathway to science for more Tunisian and African women and hopes to one day establish an international scientific center of optics and photonics where African researchers can study and train.This online slide show highlights some of her triumphs thus far.
In light of this very encouraging ... [cached]
In light of this very encouraging figure, Zohra Ben Lakhdar, Physics professor at Tunis University, Lalla Ben Barka, Deputy Director General of UNESCO and Aicha Bah Diallo, Vice-President of the Federation of African Women Educationalists, exchanged views with two AfDB experts, Ginette Nzau Muteta, in charge of poverty reduction and Emily Nwankwo, diversity specialist, on the many challenges to improving women's access to scientific and technical training.
The Elsevier Foundation | In Tunisia, optics workshops help women pursue emerging field, 8 June 2013 [cached]
Dr. Zohra Ben Lakdar is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Tunis-El Manar. She received the 2005 L'Oreal-UNESCO Award Laureate for Africa for her experiments and models on infrared spectroscopy and its applications to pollution detection and medicine. She is founder of the Tunisian Optical Society, serving as president from 2002 to 2012, and Vice President of the International Commission for Optics (ICO).
African Success : Biography of Zohra BEN LAKHDAR AKROUT, 8 Jan 2009 [cached]
Zohra Ben Lakhdar (b. in 1943)is Tunisian physician and professor of physics at the University of Tunis and a founding member of the Tunisian Physics and Astronomy societies.
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