EMPLOYMENT July 2014- Present: Deputy Director of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Mohammed V University in Rabat – Morocco. Jan 2001-Present: Professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Rabat – Morocco (Chemisty department). Jan 1997- ‏ 2001: Associate Professor at the same department. 1986-1997 : Assistant Professor at the same department. 1984-1986 : Assistant at the same department.


Research Competence:

Expertise in synthesis of natural bioactive molecules.

 Dexterous in isolation and characterization of natural bioactive molecules.

Endured in minor natural products purification.

Familiar with HPLC and related chromatographic techniques.

 Adept in analyzing spectral data like 1 H, 13 C, 2D NMR (COSY, NOESY, HMBC and HMQC), IR and MS (ESI-MS, Tandem MS-MS, Maldi-Tof MS).

Design and synthesis of biologically active compounds.

 Development of synthetic methodologies for natural/modified compounds synthesis.  Isolation and characterization of naturally occurring bio-active compounds, hemisynthesis of isolated natural products for the confirmation of their chemical structures, transformations of natural products into their novel derivatives.  Isolation of novel compounds (polyphenols, iridoids, phenylethanoids) from Moroccan plants.  Development of regio- and stereoselective methodologies for modified polyphenols synthesis.  Development of thioacidolysis method for structural elucidation of bridged flavanols.

Capable of both collaborative and independent research.

Possession of good communication and management skills.

Curriculum Vitae - N. ES-SAFI - August 9, 2017.

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