Dr. Ahmed Legrouri holds a BS in Chemistry from Mohammed V University in Rabat, a Doctorate in Materials Science from the National Polytechnic Institute, Toulouse, France, and a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from Glasgow University, UK. From 1982 to 1994 he served as a professor at Marrakech University. In 1994, he moved to the newly established Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) as a professor. Four years later, he became Academic Coordinator and later Dean of the School of Science and Engineering. He also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs.
In January 2015, he received a sabbatical leave from AUI and moved to Côte d’Ivoire to work for the International University of Grand-Bassam as VPAA. His research interests are in intercalation compounds, biomaterials, and education. He also founded at AUI research groups on water management and natural resource valorization, which have received external funding to work on regional projects. He has supervised several doctoral theses and published more than forty articles in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is member of several scientific advisory committees, including the Global Engineering Dean’s Council, the Board of Governors of the Arab Water Council, the Board of Advisors of the Arab Water Academy, the Advisory Board of Arab Knowledge Report, and the Network of Experts on Water and Environment. He is a former Fulbright (USA), DAAD (Germany) and TWAS (Italy) scholar. He speaks Arabic, French, English, and German.