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Dr. Rachid Karmouch
Assistant Professor






Research Interest


Education: B.Sc and M.Sc in physics, Hassan II University Casablanca, Morocco, 1994, 1997; Ph.D. in Physics, Montreal University, Montreal, Canada, 2006; Postdoctor, INRS Energy, Matter and Telecommunications, Varennes, Quebec, 2007-2010.

Since 2007 Dr. Karmouch is working in ion-matter interactions, modification and characterization of surface properties (in collaboration with LM-Glasfiber), development of new surface treatment and luminescence of Si nanocrystals. Dr. Karmouch has been a pioneer in Canada for the wetting property modification by ion implantation and development of new superhydrophobic surfaces he has proposed novel idea for ice accretion. He was the Canadian councilor on the national committee for the CAP for two years. He has been author and co-author of more than 3 refereed articles and was invited to give review talks at several international conferences (AWEA, NanoCal) and this last year he was member of IBMM conference organization.
Dr. Rachid interests lie in the development of new superhydrophobic coating for different surfaces, and more recently in new project aiming the development of silicon nanocrystals (Si-nc) based laser. In addition he starts to study the multiple electron generation (MEG) in photovoltaics system based in silicon nanocrystals, and he uses a variety of electrical characterisation techniques, such as current-voltage and capacitance-voltage measurements as well as Photoluminescence spectroscopy in this work.

Selected Publications

  1. Rachid Karmouch, D. Barba, D. Koshel, F. Martin and Guy G. Ross, "Photodeterioration and recovery treatment for silicon nanocrystal luminescence", SPIE 8007, 800716 (2011).
  2. Rachid Karmouch and Guy G. Ross, "Superhydrophobic wind turbine blade surfaces obtained by a simple deposition of silica nanoparticles embedded in epoxy", Applied Surface Science, 257(3), pp 665-669 (2010). Rachid Karmouch and Guy G. Ross, "Experimental Study on the Evolution of Contact Angles with Temperature Near the Freezing Point", Journal of Physical and Chemical. C 114(9), pp. 40634066 (2010).

Curriculum Vitae