The 28th Colloquium of African Geology Why Fez? Why Morocco?


By Prof. Youssef DRIOUCH

Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah
University (USMBA),

GSAf seminar series

Date: 28 May 2021

14:00 (GMT)

15:00 Nigeria time, 16:00 South Africa time

Online Seminar (Google Meet)


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Prof. Youssef DRIOUCH is

Full Professor. 

Geology Department. FSDM Faculty of Sciences. Fez University. Morocco.

In charge of magmatic and metamorphic petrology courses graduate and postgraduate degrees

 Member of the steering committee of GERA Lab. Geosciences, Environment, Natural Ressources. Fez University. Morocco.

 GSAf Councillor. Northern Africa 2012-2016.

GSAf Vice President. Northern Africa since November 2016

 Research interests:

Cordierite-Orthoamphibole rocks.

Crustal xenoliths in magmatic rocks.

Hercynian Foreland basin magmatism.

Geochemical modelling of igneous activities (Layerd intrusions, Crustal anatexis…)

Birimian Geology and associated gold deposits.

 Qualifications:. Fez University Morocco (Thèse d’Etat). Ph.D Toulouse University France. MSc. Toulouse University.

 Research advisor: 4 PhD (2003, 2013, 2015 and 2020),. 14 MSc completed (since 2008). 15 BSc completed.

Publications: More than 30 publications. Guest editor of a special issue of JEAS. 2011.

 Meeting organization.

3MA international colloquium: Magmatism, Metamorphism Associated Mineralizations. Held in Fez (Morocco) in May 2007.

JIGE International Conference : Journées Internationales des Géosciences de l’Environnement. Fez University. 2009:

Chair of the upcoming Colloquium of African Geology, to be held at Fez University Morocco (9-17 October, 2021)


Life member of GSAf, the Geological Society of Africa

Member of AMST (Association Marocaine des Sciences de la Terre).

Member of AMREC group: African Mineral Resource Classification (group of African Minerals Development Centre commission of Africa Union, AMDC).

Member of ATTARIK Foundation for Meteoritics.

UNESCO-IGCP expert since 2020.

The 28th Colloquium of African Geology Why Fez? Why Morocco?