Crystallography around the world: Algeria


Category I

Adhering Body

Algerian Association of Crystallography

Secretary of National Committee

D. MEZAOUI Laboratoire Sciences des Matériaux, Faculté de Chimie, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumedienne, BP 32 El-Alia, 16111 Bab-Ezzouar Alger, Algeria

National Committee

H. MERAZIG (Chair)

This information last updated: 15 Oct 2021

The following crystallographers in Algeria are registered in the World Directory of Crystallographers.

(IUCr) crystallographers in Algeria

34 entries found

  • Abdedaim, Mr Mohammed Student. Electronics, University of Mentouri, Route Ein Elbey, Algeria, 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Amcha, Mr Abdel Kader étudiant. Génie de procédé, Laboratoire de génie de procéde, Lafa aek, Tiaret, 14200, Sougueur, Algeria.
  • Athmani, Dr Hamza pHd. chemistry, university Abbes Laghrour, route de constantine, Algeria, 40000, Khenchela, Algeria.
  • Belhouas, Miss Ratiba PhD Student. Chemistry, Constantine 1 University, Route El Bey, 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Benali-Cherif, Professor Dr Nourredine Searcher. 11, boulevard de la liberte, Coudiat, 25000 Constantine, Algeria.
  • Benali-Cherif, Dr Rim searcher. science of the matter, Abbes Laghrour Khenchela University, Abbes Laghrour Khenchela University 40000 Khenchela, khenchela, 40000, Khenchela, Algeria.
  • Benali-Cherif, Miss Rim ?. Laboratoire des Structures, Propriétés et Interactions Interatomiques, Université Abbes Laghrour-Khenchela, -, 40000, Khenchela, Algeria.
  • Benredouane, Miss Rabab département de physique, Route Ain Al-Bey, 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Bouacida, Dr Sofiane Reseacher. Chemistry Department, Larbi Ben M'hidi University, BP 358, 04000, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria.
  • Bouchareb, Miss Hasna Professor assistant. Chemistry, Constantine 1 University.,Route El Bey, 25000, Constantine, Algeria., 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Boufas, Miss Sihem teacher-researcher. 20 Aout 1955 University, 06 rue didouche mourad. constantine, constantine, Algeria.
  • Bouraiou, Mr Abdelmalek Laboratoire des Produits Naturels, Université Mentouri-Constantine, 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Boutebdja, Mr Mehdi Student. Department of Chemistry, University Constantine 1, Campus Chaabet Ersas Route d'Ain El Bey, BP 325, Algeria, 25017, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Chalal, Mr Mohand PhD student. Physique, Labratoire d'Electronique Quantique, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, El Alia, Alger, 16111, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria.
  • Charef, Dr Tabti enseignant. Chemistry, University of Mostaganel, Mostaganem 27000, 27000, Mostaganem, Algeria.
  • Chenaker, Mr Hichem PhD Student. chemistry, University of Khenchela, Algeria, 1525 elhouria 40004, 40004, khenchela, Algeria.
  • Chouaih, Mr Abdelkader Researcher. Engeneering Department, University of Mostaganem, PO 227, 27000, Mostaganem, Algeria.
  • Denbri, Miss Sabrina Researcher. Chemistry, Mentouri University, Route AinEl Bey, 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Direm, Miss Amani crystallographer. Laboratoire des structures, propriétés et interactions interatomiques, LASPI2A, LASPI2A Laboratory, Faculté des sciences et technologie, University of Khenchela, Algeria, Khenchela, 40000, Khenchela, Algeria.
  • Djeghri, Dr Assia Lecturer and researcher. Chemistry, USTHB, PB 32 El-Alia, Algeria, 16000, Bab-Ezzouar/Algiers, Algeria.
  • Fatah, Dr Meftah Senior Researcher. CCPM, Research Center in Semiconductors Technologies For Energetics (CRTSE), 2, Boulevard Frantz FANON, BP 399 Alger-Gare., -, 16000, Algiers, Algeria.
  • Fati, Miss Allouche Phd student in chemistry. Université abbés laghrour, Rue OUM El bouaghi, 40000, Khenchela, Algeria.
  • Fodil, Professor Hamzaoui Professor. Chimie, Université de Mostaganem, Route de Belahcel, 27000, Mostaganem, Algeria.
  • Ghanemi, Dr Soumia Student. Physique, Universite Mentouri, route de Ain el Bey, 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Ghouari, Dr Nasreddine Post-doctoral researcher. SCIENCE MATTERS, university Abbes Laghrour Khenchela, B P N° 21 cité 1er novembre khenchela, 40017, khenchela, Algeria.
  • Khereddine, Mr Abdel Yazid Researcher. Physics, University of Sciences and Technology Houa ri Boumediene, -, -, Algiers, Algeria.
  • Lanez, Professor Touhami Lecturer. VTRS Laboratory, Institute of Sciences and Technology, University of El-Oued, PO, Box 789, El-Oued 39000, Algeria.
  • Makhloufi, Mr Rachid teacher and researcher. Chemistry, University of Biskra, BP 145, RP-Biskra, -, 07000, Biskra, Algeria.
  • Mehdi, Ms Boutebdja Phd student. of Chemistry, Faculté des sciences Exactes - Campus Chaabet Ersas Route d'Ain El Bey, BP 325, Constantine 25017, Algérie, Algeria, 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
  • Messai, Miss Amel University teacher. Institut des sciences et technologie, Centre Unversitaire de Khenchela, 400000 Khenchela.
  • Tabti, Dr Charef Ensignan\_chercheur. Chemistry, University of Mostaganem, 27000, -, 27000, Mostaganem, Algeria.
  • Takouachet, Dr Radhwane searcher. science of the matter, Abbes Laghrour Khenchela University, Abbes Laghrour Khenchela University 40000 Khenchela, khenchela, 40000, Khenchela, Algeria.
  • Tiari, Mr Razik Post graduated. Chemistry, University of Science & Technology Algiers, BP 32 El Alia, Algiers, 16000, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria.
  • Touka, Dr Nassim Professor. Department of Physics, University of Bouira, Akli Mohand Olhadj, -, 10000, Bouira, Algeria.


This is a list of forthcoming meetings in Algeria that are recorded in the IUCr Calendar of Events. Please let us know of any that are missing by completing this form or sending an email to

Reports of past activities in Algeria

All events

This is a concise listing of all events in this country that are associated with the International Year of Crystallography 2014 and its follow-up initiatives.

25th Nov 2014 Days on Crystallography and Bioactive Substances POSL Laboratory
9th May 2015 Bruker OpenLab Algeria Constantine

This account of the Algerian OpenLab was published in the IUCr Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2015).

Bruker OpenLab Algeria, May 9-14, 2015

[OpenLabs logo]

The IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Algeria, which was held at the Université frères Mentouri in Constantine from May 9-14, 2015, and organized in partnership with Bruker, was a great success. A total of 80 students (40 from Constantine and 40 from other Algerian as well as Tunisian and Moroccan universities) attended the OpenLab, which also included several hands-on tutorials and the exhibition 'Voyage dans le Cristal'.

The programme book and photo gallery can be seen at

This school was organized in the format of an OpenLab, within the scope of the International Year of Crystallography celebrations. It was sponsored by the IUCr and actively supported by the Bruker AXS company and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC).

[Algeria participants]

The school was open to all researchers from the Maghreb and the rest of Africa, and most particularly to PhD students who are regular users of crystallography in their research work, and to young crystallography professors.

Due to space limitations, the workshops were restricted to 80 registered PhD students. The geographic student distribution was the following: 12 foreigners from Africa (including citizens of the Maghreb), 28 Algerians not from Constantine and 40 from the Université de Constantine.

Lectures and seminars were open to the general public, in particular to MSc students of all areas of chemistry (60 students). Raising awareness about crystallography among the students in their final year in the Master programme, and refreshing the crystallography knowledge of all the staff involved in using crystallographic methods as their main analytical tool, were some of the main objectives of the school. Many people who had already some knowledge in crystallography participated, and we spared no effort to spread knowledge of this science around, beyond our fellow crystallographers.

Teaching and training were carried out by local specialists and invited distinguished crystallographers. Overall, 10 foreign invited guests, 10 invited Algerians (all of whom are crystallography professors and members of the Algerian Association of Crystallography) and 20 crystallographers from CHEMS, our research unit, combined their efforts to provide the required teaching and training.

The first day started with the opening ceremony and presentations for the dissemination of the science of crystallography to the general public, including a description of the history of crystallography, its evolution and its importance in research and in industry. One of the highlights of the first day was the award ceremony for the winners of the crystal-growing competition for middle-school and high-school students.

The programme of the other days consisted of seminars, lectures and workshops. Eminent scientists presented the cutting edge developments in crystallography.

Shows, on display in a hall of the building reserved for the OpenLab, were accessible at all times during the week. The following topics were presented:

  • a voyage back in time to show the equipment and ancillary devices used by crystallographers throughout the history of this science;
  • a voyage in the crystal in order to make the onlooker discover the multiple facets of crystals, not just literally, but also their beauty, their many marvels, in science for their contribution to the understanding of the structure of matter and of life itself, and an incredible material for its numerous application in modern life;
  • a display of works, related to the structure of crystals, made by high-school and middle-school students in the scope of a design competition (various objects: ornaments, drawings, models, designs, …).

The activities undertaken by our research unit CHEMS in order to promote the science of crystallography were not limited to the one-week school described above. Three other events were organized, solely in 2014: (1) With the support of the Université de Constantine, we celebrated the International Year of Crystallography by organizing open houses. Inauguration took place in March 2014, when the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research came to do the unveiling. (2) Open houses also took place in April 2014, (3) followed in combination by the Student Day on May 19, 2014. On this occasion, we were honoured by the presence of the General Secretary of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, together with the General Director of Scientific Research and Technological Development.

Hocine Merazig


Currently, crystallography has become almost a 'press-button' science because of the rapid progress of computer technology. Nowadays, crystallographers, and especially young crystallographers, are increasingly trapped by the technology which hides behind the science of crystallography. Yet this delicate science requires particular attention to detail in order to obtain good research results. For this reason, it is essential to attend schools like this, to strengthen basic knowledge before setting to work on computer processing, and to go further in research.

Andriamanantena Laza, participant

Photographic record of crystallographic activities in Algeria

The complete IUCr photographic archive includes thousands of photographs. Here we include a collection illustrating activities in this country. This image is selected randomly from the galleries listed below (IUCr-UNESCO Open Lab, 2015).