Dr. Jones Alami, is a Professor in surface and nano-technology, the holder of the sustainable energy chair, ENSUS, and the head of the Materials Science, Energy and Nanoengineering (MSN) Department at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), since December 2016. He has a Doctorate in plasma physics (2003) and a PhD in thin film physics (2005) from the University of Linkoping in Sweden. Following a visiting researcher position at AIST in Japan and a post-doctoral research position at Aachen University in Germany, he joined industry as a research manager and innovation manager at Cemecon AG and Sulzer Metapplas GmbH, respectively. In 2011 he founded and managed a coating R&D company that develops surface solutions for a range of industry leaders such as the Schäffler group, and Gühring KG in Germany, Teijin LTD and Umetoku in Japan, and Mont Blanc in France. During this time, he also occupied the position of Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science. Dr. Alami has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications with over 3700 citations and an H-index of 25. He has over 20 patents and patent applications to his name and is often invited to give keynotes at international venues.
At UM6P, Dr. Alami focuses on developing research, education and entrepreneurship programs, through several initiatives such the creation mixed laboratories with academic institutions and accelerated research and prototyping centers, ARC, with industrial partners.