Mourad Bezzeghoud

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Biography

  • Mourad Bezzeghoud is born in Oran (Algeria) in 1955. Engineer in Applied Geophysics by the Institute National des Hydrocarbures et de la Chimie (INHC), Boumerdes (1981, Algeria). Master (DEA) in Internal Geophysics and Geochemistry, by University Denis Diderot – Paris VII/Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (1982, France). Doctor in Geophysics by the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, University Denis Diderot (France, 1987). In 2011, he obtains the “habilitation” (“Agregação”) in Earth and Space Science by the University of Évora (Portugal).
  • He is since 1998 Associate Professor of Physics at University of Évora and member of Geophysics Centre of Évora/CGE (Portugal).
  • He has held teaching and research appointment in the Universities of Pierre et Marie Curie and Denis Diderot (1986-1988, Paris, France), Centre de Recherche en Astronomie, Astrophysique et Géophysique (CRAAG, 1989-1994, Algiers, Algeria), École des Mines de Paris (1994-1995, France), and University Complutense of Madrid (1996-1997 and 2010, Spain), École Normal Supérieure de Paris (2011, France).
  • Seismologist, he is author/co-author of many research articles and has co-edited a number of scientific books on diversity of topics, particularly on the source mechanism of earthquakes, seismicity, crust deformation and seismotectonics of the Ibero-Maghrebian and Azores-Gibraltar regions. He is presently participating in research projects on earthquake seismology, seismotectonics, seismic tomography, strong ground motion modelling, and seismic hazard.
  • He has leading and participated in several international and national research projects and co-organized a number of scientific conferences.
  • The firsts Algerian seismological and geodetic networks have been set-up under his supervision. The Geophysics observatory of CGE, located at Évora (Portugal), has been set-up also under his supervision. 
  • He was founding member of the Seismological Department of the CRAAG (Algiers) in 1989. Since 2003, he is the scientific coordinator of the Seismotectonics and Processes of Lithospheric Deformation research line and the Solid Earth line. In 2012, he participates to the reorganization of the CGE and was elected coordinator of the Solid Earth research line (one of the two research lines of the CGE). He was elected in 1999, 2005 and 2009 Vice-Director of CGE.
  • In 2014, he was founder member of the Institute of Earth Sciences (Instituto de Ciências da Terra, Portugal) and coordinates the Seismotectonic and Seismic Hazard line. 
  • He was also elected President of the Physics Department in 2006 and 2007, and also elected in January of 2009 and 2013 member in the Scientific Council of the School of the Science and Technology of the University of Évora. He has assumed academic and scientific responsibilities in university bodies and at national boards.
  • Since March 2009, he is Director of doctoral program in Earth and Space Sciences of the U. of Évora and delegate of the U. of Évora in the Geophysics National Network.
  • He was member of the evaluation panel of the Foundation of Portuguese Universities for bilateral projects and member of the evaluation panel of the Foundation of Science and Technology for scientific reports of projects in Earth and Space Sciences. 
  • In 2012 he was elected Science Officer for “Earthquake Characteristics and Processes” (Division on 
Seismology), European Geosciences Union.
  • In January 2013, he was elected Director of the School of Science and Technology of the University of Évora.

Mourad Bezzeghoud é licenciado em Eng. Geofísica, possui um mestrado (DEA) em Geofísica interna e Geoquímica e um doutoramento na área da Sismologia (U. Denis Diderot, Paris, 1987). Realizou a agregação em Ciências da Terra e do Espaço (2011) na U. de Évora. Foi docente na U. Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, 1986-88), fundou e liderou o Depto. de Sismologia do “Centre en Astronomie, Astrophysique et Géophysique” de Argel (1988-94). Foi professor convidado na “École Nationale des Mines de Paris” (1985), na U. Complutense de Madrid (1996 e 2010) e na “École Normale Supérieure de Paris” (2011). Foi recentemente eleito “Science officer” pela “European Geosciences Union” General Assembly. É professor no Departamento de Física (desde 1998) e investigador no Centro de Geofísica de Évora (desde 1997) da Universidade de Évora, onde desempenhou e continua a desempenhar vários cargos de coordenação e de direção: duas vezes Diretor do Departamento de Física (DFIS, 2006 e 2007), duas vezes Vice-Diretor do DFIS (2003 e 2011); Vice-Diretor do CGE/UÉ (desde 2003); Vice-Presidente do Conselho Diretivo da Área Departamental de Ciências Exatas da UÉ (2006); Coordenador de linha de investigação do CGE/UÉ (desde 2003); Diretor do Programa Doutoral em Ciências da Terra e do Espaço e por inerência membro do IIFA (desde 2009); Membro do CC/ECT (desde 2009); Coordenador da restruturação dos cursos de 1o e 2o ciclos (Ciências) da ECT/UE (2010); Coordenador Científico do Observatório Astronómico de Ribeira Grande (Fronteira, desde 2010). Desde janeiro de 2013, ocupa o cargo de Director da Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Évora. Integra vários projetos de investigação nacionais e internacionais na área da Geofísica Interna. Em complemento desenvolve trabalhos de divulgação científica com professores e estudantes do Ensino Secundário financiados pela Agencia Nacional Ciência Viva.

 

PRESENT RESEARCH AND INTERESTS

  • Earthquake source seismology and seismic risk;
  • 3D structure velocity models;
  • Strong ground motion modelling;
  • Seismotectonics;
  • Instrumental seismology and seismic networks;