Mohamed Mezouar is a Scientist in charge of the Beamline ID27 at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France.
He graduated from the Department of Physics of the University Paris VII, Denis Diderot where he received his doctoral degree in 1997 with focusing on Condensed Matter and X-ray diffraction. From 1997 he worked as a postdoc at ESRF being responsible for the Large Volume Cell program at the beamline ID30. He became responsible for the beamline ID30. He became responsible for the beamline ID30 in 1999. He is loyal to ESRF to the present and he is a deputy group head at the high pressure beamline ID27. In his work he addresses the most exciting and challenging questions related to science at very high pressures using the beamline ID27 which is a premier X-ray powder and single crystal diffraction station dedicated to research at extreme pressures and temperatures. He is a co-author of 255 publications. He is member of AIRAPT Executive Committee and was a member of the IUCr commission on high pressure from 2003 to 2007. He is also the member of the Editorial Board of “High Pressure Research”.
Mohamed Mezouar research activity is devoted to the structural and vibrational properties of condensed matter under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. In particular, a large part of his research programme is focused on the physical properties of the liquid state at high density. In this plenary lecture, he will present recent studies of phase transformations in molecular liquids that shed new light on their microscopic nature and origin.