Board of Trustees

Dr. Tamara Elzein

Secrétaire générale du CNRS-L

Tamara Elzein is currently the Secretary General of the National Council for Scientific Research of Lebanon. She is laureate of the “L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science” prize (Levant-Egypt region 2016), and then in 2017, she received the “International Rising Talent” award from the “L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science” program. In October 2020, she has been named, by the French Republic, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms). She is co-president of the French-Lebanese committee of the PHC CEDRE program. She is also Vice-President of the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO. She served as advisor for scientific research and Francophone affairs to the current Minister of Education and Higher Education. She is also a member of the reading panel for Lebanon’s higher education strategy for 2022-2026. In addition, since 2016 she has been a member of the AUF’s international scientific board. Between 2014 and 2019, she had been a designated expert for the European Commission CBRN Centers of Excellence (EU-CBRN CoE). In 2019, with the support of UNESCO, she founded the national observatory for women in research “DAWReK’n-دوركنَّ”, of which she is the president. At the level of scientific career, after a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Haute-Alsace (2002), she was appointed in 2003 Maître de Conférences at the same university. At the end of 2013, she joined the CNRS-L where she established a new research unit on “innovative materials for radioactive decontamination”. Her scientific research has been published in two international patents and more than 60 articles and international conferences.