Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Samir El Hajjaji

Samir El Hajjaji

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • School of Science and Engineering

  • Status: Full-time
  • Office number : 104
  • Building : 5
  • Office hours : +212 535 86 2330
  • Office phone : (+212)-535-863-394
  • Email : s.elhajjaji@aui.ma
  • Website : http://www.aui.ma/personal/~S.ElHajjaji CV: http://aui.ma/personal/~S.ElHajjaji/CV_SamirElHajjajiAUIWebsite.pdf

  • Samir El Hajjaji (SEH, b. 1983) obtained his Higher National Diploma (Diplome Universitaire de Technologie) in Chemistry at the University Institute of Technology of Rouen, France and his BSc (Licence) in Chemistry at the University of Orleans, France. Next, he completed the 1st year of a MSc (Maîtrise) in Organic & Analytical Chemistry at the University of Orleans, France before undertaking a PhD in Organometallic Catalysis in the group of Prof. Simon Woodward, at the University of Nottingham, UK. His PhD work was under the theme of Asymmetric metal-catalysed alkyl addition to imines. After completing his PhD in 2009, he was appointed to the School of Science & Engineering of Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), Morocco as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. He is currently teaching there General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses at the undergraduate level. His Research interests lie in the fields of Organic Chemistry, Organic & Organometallic Catalysis, and Chemical Education
  • Degree : 2005-2009: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, UK 2004-2005: 1st year of French Master (Maîtrise) of Sciences in Organic and Analytical Chemistry, with honours, at the University of Orléans, France 2003-2004: Three year university degree (equivalent to B.Sc - Licence) in Chemistry, with honours, at the University of Orléans, France 2001-2003: Higher National Diploma (Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie) in Chemistry at the University Institute of Technology of Rouen, France
  • Research areas and expertise : My Research interests lie in the fields of Organic Chemistry, Organic & Organometallic Catalysis, and Chemical Education

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  • Grants and honors : EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)/Dow Pharma PhD scholarship (UK, 2005-2008)
Bibliography: BOOK: “Asymmetric Transition Metal-Catalysed Alkyl Addition to Imines: High throughput screening of iridium and rhodium catalysts, Samir El Hajjjaji, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, October 2010, ISBN-13: 978-3843368513. ARTICLES: “Reaction prospecting by 31P NMR: enantioselective rhodium-DuPhos catalysed addition of ZnMe2 to diphenylphosphinoylimines”, R. H. Crampton, S. El Hajjaji, M. E. Fox, S. Woodward, Tetrahedron Asymm., 2009, 20, 2497-2503. Enantioselective Iridium-catalysed allylic arylation”, A. Alexakis, S. El Hajjaji, D. Polet, X. Rathgeb, C. A. Falciola, J-B. Langlois, Chem. Eur. J., 2009, 15, 1205-1216. “Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution with Aryl Zinc Reagents”, A. Alexakis, S. El Hajjaji, D. Polet, X. Rathgeb, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 3393-3395