Dr. Hatim Machrafi received a Chemical Engineering degree, with the highest mention, from the Eindhoven University (Netherlands) and a PhD in Chemistry and Energetics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6, France). Currently, he works as a senior researcher. He leads research in extended thermodynamics models at the Université de Liège for application in nanosystems and systems of high frequency (or short time scales) and performs numerical simulations in fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interactions. In parallel, he pursues his research activities in experimental studies of nanoparticle depositions on functionalized substrates and nanoporous systems at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he uses the models for contributing to improve materials for medical applications. On these topics, he tutors several Master and PhD students, by means of national and international research projects. He has edited and contributed to books and reviewed for several scientific journals.
The main interests are in the development of biomaterials and nano/micro-fluidic devices for medical applications. New theories and models are to be validated in order to predict the behaviour of material properties and device functioning.
Development of new Extended Thermodynamic models for understanding and explaining experimental phenomena in nanosystems from performed experiments of nanostructured materials. The goal is to use the combination model-experiment to contribute to medical applications, especially concerning new bio-materials for wound treatment/monitoring.