AAF Board Members

Dr. Hakima Amri

Dr. Hakima Amri is a Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology at Georgetown University in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology with over 25 years of experience in research and graduate education.

Dr. Zehor Belkhatir

Dr. Zehor Belkhatir is currently a faculty member (Lecturer in control engineering) at the University of Leicester (UoL), Leicester, United Kingdom. Dr. Belkhatir pursued her education in Algeria until she received her MEng and M.Sc. degrees from “École Nationale Polytechnique” of Algiers in Automatics and Control Systems Engineering. Then, she carried on her doctoral studies at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Hind Bouk'Hil. PhD owner and CEO Spin Safety

Dr. Hind Bouk’hil was born and raised in Algeria. She received her BS in Physics and her BS in E.E.A. (Electronics Electrotechnics Automatics) from University of Rennes 1 (Rennes, France). She went on to receive a M.Sc. in « Signals and Images in Biology and Medicine » (DEA « SIBM », Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) during which she specialized in Nuclear Physics applied to Medical Imaging.

Dr. Amar Chaker

Dr. Chaker obtained a degree of “Ingénieur Civil” from “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées”, Paris, France and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Omar Khemici

I have participated in the three Summer University programs organized so far by AAF. Through this unique experience, my feeling of finally finding a path to serve back my country was available and is sustainable. This feeling provided me with satisfaction and encouraged me to submit my nomination to be part of the AAF Board to continue this noble endeavor.

Dr. Taha Merghoub

Dr. Taha Merghoub, PhD was born and raised in Algeria. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Algiers, Algeria, DES (Diplôme D’Etudes Supérieures) in Genetics. He went on to receive a M.S. (Applied Biology and Genetics) and Ph.D. degree (Human Genetics). He is currently faculty (Associate Attending Lab Member) in the Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York, USA. He is the co-director of the Ludwig collaborative laboratory at MSK. He is also the lead for the tissue repository of the Melanoma disease management team at MSKCC and he is a Member Researcher of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at MSK.

Dr. Ahmed Senouci

Dr. Ahmed Senouci is a Civil Engineer and Researcher whose research falls into three focal areas: 1) planning and scheduling, 2) infrastructure asset management, and 3) sustainable construction material. He is currently an Associate Professor of Construction Management at the University of Houston and previously a Professor of Civil Engineering at Qatar University.