Research Website for Dr. Abdessadek Lachgar


B.S. in Material Sciences, Institute of Materials Jean Rouxel, University of Nantes, France, (1982)
Ph.D. in Materials Sciences, Institute of Materials Jean Rouxel, University of Nantes, France (1987)
Postdoctoral Fellow, DOE Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University (1988-90)
Research Associate-Instructor, University of Washington, (1990-91)
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Research Leave (1996 and 2003)
Visiting Professor, National Institute for Research on Inorganic Materials, Tsukuba, Japan (1996)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award for Foreign Scientists (1997)
Visiting Professor, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, IMN, France, (2003)
Visiting Professor, Institut Galilée, University Paris XIII, Paris, France (2006)
Visiting Professor, Ecole d’ingénieur de l’Université de Nantes, France (2007)




Description of Research
Fundamental research in the field of materials chemistry plays a critical role in the discovery and application of new and better performing materials. This is achieved in three steps i) synthesis of novel materials with better properties, ii) study their structural, physical, and chemical characteristics, and 3) investigation of their potential applications. Our research program has strong emphasis on synthesis of new inorganic materials, determination of their crystal structure, and study of their physical and chemical properties. The design of new materials from specific modules is the unifying theme between the main two research projects in our laboratory. Please have a look at the “Research” page for detailed information of our research