Hamid Aït Abderrahim (Kingdom of Belgium) is the Deputy General Director of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK/CEN), professor of reactor physics and nuclear engineering at the mechanical Engineering Department of the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Doctor of Science in Energy and Nuclear Physics.
Professor Abderrahim’s specialisation is nuclear physics, nuclear dosimetry, nuclear fuel cycle, degradation and transmutation of the high-level radioactive waste, and technologies of nuclear reactors.
Abderrahim is a coordinator and partner of various projects of the European Commission’s “Framework” programme related to the progressive nuclear systems, separation of high-activity nuclear waste and transmutation management.
The title of Honorary Doctor was awarded for the following merits to the University:
- Productive partnership with KTU in the areas of ultrasonic and nuclear research
- Substantial contribution to the development of the new scientific field – ultrasonic diagnostics and visualisation in extreme conditions – at KTU
- He initiated the implementation of the scientific cooperation programme between the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK/CEN) and KTU in 2001–2012; the objective of this programme was to ensure a safe exploitation of the new kind of nuclear reactor MYRRHA
- After creation of the unrivaled ultrasonic visualisation technology in extreme conditions at Kazimieras Baršauskas Ultrasound Research Institute, the new area of research in technological sciences emerged – ultrasonic measurements, diagnostics and visualisation in extreme conditions, making KTU a globally recognised leader in this area.