Mohammed Berrada

Laboratory of Biomolecules and Organic Synthesis

Professor Berrada joined the Hassan II University of Casablanca in 1994 and assumed many responsibilities which led him to head the Casablanca Innovation and Technology Platform. He has set up in his Laboratory of Biomolecules and Organic Synthesis, a research program in the fields of thermostable and photosensitive materials, intelligent polymers, hydrogels, and nanoparticles for drug delivery systems, biodegradable superabsorbents, and corrosion inhibitors. Professor Berrada received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the Macromolecular Sciences Division of Pierre and Marie Curie University in 1992, and another Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Ben M\'Sik Faculty of Sciences in 1998. He completed postdoctoral training at the Engineering Department of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan in 1994. From 2006 to 2009, Professor Berrada was Director of Research and Development Department at Intersand Inc., where he patented the innovative OdourLock litter technology which was a breakthrough and a huge success for the company. He joined Lysac Technologies in January 2003 and took on the task of creating and leading the Department of Polymer Chemistry. Prof. Berrada has also been involved in many University-Industry transfer technology projects. In 1998, he joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at McGill University. In 2000, he joined Biosyntech Inc. a Canadian pharmaceutical industry and was Director of the Therapeutic Delivery Department. Professor Berrada has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and conference proceedings and is the author of several published and industrially exploited patents.

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