Prof. Lalla Btissam Drissi
Mohammed V University
BiographyLalla Btissam DRISSI is professor of physics at the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco. Her interests include Physics of 2-dimensional nanostructures, Topological matters, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Simulations, (ab-initio Calculations, DFT, Green Functions, Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, Spin dynamics), Statistical and quantum physics. She is corresponding member at member of Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology. She has been active member of Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA), Berlin, Germany and Associate member at International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. She is also the lead organizer of Falling Walls Lab-Morocco: Interdisciplinary forum for Outstanding Talents & Innovative Thinkers, granted by Falling Walls Foundation in Germany. Prof Drissi coordinates the Extended African Network for Advanced two Dimensional Materials as well as several Moroccan and bliateral projects. She is involved in the organization of national and international events. Prof Drissi is author and co-author of several scientific papers.
Engineering quantum dots based 2D-materials for applications in Energy and MedecineSince the isolation of graphene sheet, many new materials at low dimensions have been theoretically proposed and experimentally realized. To find new and possibly better materials for specific applications, 3D bulk materials, that are already used, are scalled down to 2D, 1D or 0D limit, to even improve or tune their properties. This talk will overview physical aspects of conventional quantum dots and novel generation of QDs based on III-V and IV-IV 2D hybrid materials. The effect of boundary, shape and functionalization on nanostructures, the optoelectronic and physicochemical features, namely the tunable photoluminescence, the small size, the low cytotoxicity, the significant photostability, the high biocompatibility and the low cost synthesis are all analyzed and discussed. The insights into the development of the new class of QDs in in-vitro and in-vivo bioimaging, the cancer therapy as well as their use for energy and environment are all investigated.