Majed Chergui elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain

© 2018 EPFL

© 2018 EPFL

Majed Chergui has been elected Foreign Member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences (Real Academia de Ciencias).

The Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences was founded in the 16th century, and currently counts 54 Full Members, 90 National Correspondents, and Foreign Correspondents, which include several Nobel Prize winners ( 

Professor Majed Chergui was elected as successor to Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate). Professor Chergui directs EPFL’s Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy, which pursues a variety of ultrafast UV and X-ray spectroscopic studies on chemical and biological systems. Chergui is also a founding Editor-in-chief of the journal Structural Dynamics, a flagship journal of the American Institute of Physics and the American Crystallographic Association. His lab is also part of the Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS).