Invited Speaker


Prof. Mohammed GAROUM
University Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco

Mohammed GAROUM is currently Professor at the Higher School of Technology of Salé (ESTS), University Mohammed V of Rabat, Morocco since 1995. In 1991 he received his first PH.D in acoustics from the Ecole Central de Lyon France. In 1997 his was awarded his second State Doctorate in Photoconductivity of semiconductor from the Institute of Sciences of Engineering and Scientific Development at Claude Bernard University Lyon I and Faculty of Sciences of Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech. He has been Director of the Energy, Materials and Environment Laboratory and head of the acoustic team (2005-2017). Pr M.GAROUM is founder and President of the Moroccan Society of Acoustics, since 2010 (Today affiliated to the ICA and EAA). He is also the founder and Head of the "University Center for Research and Study in Acoustics and Thermal: Materials and Building" ( CREAT) at the ESTS since 2015 and Head of the research group “Material Energy and Acoustics” (MEAT) since 2017.

Pr M. GAROUM is Member of the National Commission for Thermal and Acoustic Standardization (more than 70 standards) and a consultant at the Technical German cooperation (GIZ) in training and building capacities in Building Energy Efficiency. He was and/or is still leader of some national and international cooperation projects (Moroccan, Spanish, French, German European and Tunisian) devoted to environmental acoustics, building and construction material acoustics, thermal characteristics of building and construction materials. In 2010 He was the chairman of the First Mediterranean congress on acoustics (MCA2010) and he was invited speaker at many workshop and member or coordinator of a dozen scientific comities of national and international congresses.

Prof M.GAROUM is the author and co-author of more than 80 scientific publications and communications mainly related to :

1. Experimental characterization and numerical simulation of thermophysical and acoustical properties of building and construction materials
2. Numerical inverse estimation of thermal and acoustical parameters using based gradient and global algorithms.
3. Experimental characterization of environmental acoustics ( Wind generators noise, road traffic noise …)








Assoc. Prof. Qi Li
Tsinghua University, China


Qi Li is currently an associated professor of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science at Wuhan University of Technology, China in 2013. From March of 2013 to November of 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Pennsylvania State University. He started his appointment at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University in December 2016. His research interest has been focusing on polymer-based nanocomposite materials with unique dielectric properties for electrical energy storage and conversion. His main scientific contributions include the development of state-of-the-art polymer nanocomposites for electrical energy storage and electrocaloric refrigeration applications, and the understanding of dielectric properties of polymeric materials under high electric fields and elevated temperatures. He has published over 50 SCI-indexed papers in journals such as Nature, PNAS, Nature Communications and Advanced Materials. He was awarded the MRS Postdoctoral Award in 2016 because of his scientific achievement in polymer nanocomposites for energy storage and conversion. He is an Editorial Board Member of IET Nanodielectrics, and is the Guest Editor of Special Issue “Polymers for Film Capacitors” published by Materials. He is also a member of Professional Committee of Dielectric Polymer Composite Materials and Applications, Chinese Society for Composite Materials.