Dr I. Zorkani was born in Fes Kingdom of Morocco; he did all his high school studies in Fes. Fes contains the Quaraouine University, one of the oldest Universities in the world. He holds a 3d Cycle Thesis in Solid State Physics from Poincaré University in Nancy (France). He holds a PhD in Semiconductor Physics from the ULG University in Liège (Belgium). He has about 33 years of experience in Nanosciences with a focus on solar energy applications. Previous interests include Renewable energies, Low Dimensional Systems and Nano-materials. Dr Zorkani has produced numerous formal scientific publications & scientific reports. He has co-initiated the the Moroccan Association of Nanotechnology” (AMANAT), the North Africa of the Nanoscience African Network (NANOAFNET), the African Network of Solar Energy (ANSOLE), the Moroccan Society of Renewable energies and the Renewable Energy University Network (REUNET).
He is involved in numerous international co-operation programs in nanosciences with a focus on novel optical materials and solar energy applications. Being involved in numerous international & national committees and advisory boards, he is a regular associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics-Trieste