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Materials Science and Nanoengineering (MSN)

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Materials Science and Nanoengineering (MSN)



The Materials Science and Nanoengineering Department (MSN) is a research, education and innovation entity within UM6P. It is composed of 5 divisions: Energy Efficiency; Surface Technology; Polymers and Composites; Phosphates and Sustainability; and Metallurgy. All divisions share state of the art laboratories and mutual spaces to encourage interdisciplinarity and innovation. 

More than 45 researchers and PhD students are active within the department today. Our researchers have produced 47 indexed journal papers and over 100 communications in 2018, making it a growing force in the Moroccan materials research scene. 

To facilitate our rapid development, MSN is partnering with world leading researchers throughout the world and its students are benefiting from internships at some of the best labs in the USA, Sweden, Germany and France. 




  • To develop a culture of transformation that embeds innovation in research and education while promoting solution development and entrepreneurship (adapted to Moroccan and African challenges)
  • To establish MSN as the materials science and engineering strategic partner of OCP




Our mission is to build a research, education and innovation department that addresses local regional and African challenges and provides scientific solutions that have social, economic and environmental impact. 

  • Focus on applied research that benefits the local, national and African challenges while building capacities within the University.
  • Develop efficient educational and pedagogical models based on problem-based learning approaches and implement them in MSN’s academic programs. 
  • Encourage innovation and entrepreneurship through interdisciplinarity, training programs and bootcamps. 

Research Themes


The four scientific divisions of MSN are as follows:


Phosphates and by-products

Polymers and composites

Energy materials

Surface technology


S'exprimant lors de la cérémonie, Hicham El Habti, Secrétaire Général de l'UM6P, a déclaré : « Notre université s'est engagée à explorer des méthodes d'enseignement conventionnelles et non conventionnelles qui nous aideront à pousser plus loin les limites de la science et de la technologie. Aujourd'hui, nous hébergeons ce centre interactif digital dans le cadre de notre portefeuille d'outils innovants pour contribuer au développement de modèles éducatifs en Afrique. »

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