Nasrrddine Youbi


Prof. Dr Nasrrddine Youbi was born in Fez (Morocco) on November 25, 1959. He is a Full Professor at the Geology Department of Faculty of Sciences-Semlalia of Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh since 1987 where he obtained his PhD thesis in Volcanology and Geochemistry in 1998. He served as Head of Department of Geology from 2014 to 2017 (two successive terms). From 2008, he was twice an expert with the Scientific Committees of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRST) in Rabat. He is also an expert with the French-Moroccan Joint Committee of Hubert Curien Toubkal Program (second term). Nasrrddine Youbi is currently Director of the Laboratory “Dynamics of the Lithosphere and the Genesis of Mineral Resources” (DLGR) where he develops with his Colleagues and PhD students research in in volcanology, petrology and geochronology. His research focuses mainly on the large igneous provinces (“The Large Igneous Provinces, LIPs”) such as the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province, (CAMP) of Morocco, Portugal and USA, the Precambrian of Anti-Atlas, the Moroccan Sahara and Northern Mauritania and the Permo-Carboniferous, Jurassic-Cretaceous and Neogene-Quaternary volcanisms of Morocco. He participated with the French Geological Survey (BRGM) within the framework of the National Program of Geological Mapping (PNCG) in the elaboration of six geological maps in the Moroccan Meseta and Anti-Atlas. Nasrrddine Youbi supervised several PhD thesis in Morocco and abroad. He is the author of a hundred publications indexed on the ISI bibliographic database, including 3 articles published in 2017 and 2020 in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. In 2019, he was awarded by the Prize for Excellence in Geoscience Research, a prize awarded to the best Moroccan researchers who were distinguished by the quality, volume and number of citation of their scientific production, listed by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science Group), during the last 5 years (2014-2018).