Ouissal Assila, her educational background, which includes a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering (July 2016), a master’s degree in Materials and Process Engineering (October 2018) and received her Ph.D. degree (February 2023) in Materials and Process Engineering from the Higher School of Technology, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah (Fez, Morocco). She was awarded the highest honors by the jury on her Ph.D. thesis defense. During her Ph.D. program she conducted extensive research on the application of advanced oxidation processes, specifically CWPO, Fenton-like, Electro- Fenton, Photocatalysis and Ozonation for the removal of emerging contaminants from wastewater (Textile, Clothing Industry, etc..). Ouissal has had the opportunity to intern at Erasmus+ Programme International Credit Mobility, Laboratory of Chemistry and Biological Engineering-University of Minho (Braga, Portugal), where she actively participated in the development of novel oxidation catalysts. She has also participated in and taught practical courses on Mineral Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Unit Operations in Materials and Process Engineering at EST of Fez. Additionally, she has provided guidance and supervision to several master’s students from EST of Fez.

Currently, she’s an assistant researcher at the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM at Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), within the framework of the Project team GIATEX – “Intelligent Water Management in the Textile & Clothing Industry”, using chemical engineering skills, under supervision Professor Manuel Fernando Ribeiro Pereira.


Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Materials and Catalyst Engineering
Adsorption and Advanced Oxidation Processes
Processes Integration for Wastewaters Treatment and Strategies for Water Recycling


Assila O., Bencheqroun Z., Rombi E., Valente T., Braga A.S., Zaitan H., Kherbeche A., Soares O.S.G.P., Pereira M.F.R., Fonseca A.M., Parpot P., Neves I.C.. Raw clays from Morocco for degradation of pollutants by Fenton-like reaction for water treatment. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 679, 132630, 2023 Assila O., Barros Ó., Fonseca A.M.F., Parpot P., Soares O.S.G.P., Pereira M.F.R., Zerrouq F., Kherbeche A., Rombi E., Tavares T., Neves I.C.. Degradation of pollutants in water by Fenton-like oxidation over LaFe-catalysts: Optimization by experimental design. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 349, 112422, 2023 Assila O., Vilaça N., Bertão A.R., Fonseca A.M., Parpot P., Soares O.S.G.P., Pereira M.F.R., Baltazar F., Bañobre-López M., Neves I.C.. Optimization of iron-ZIF-8 catalysts for degradation of tartrazine in water by Fenton-like reaction. Chemosphere, 339, 139634, 2023 Loubna Nahali, Youssef Miyah, Fatiha Mejbar, Mohammed Benjellouna, Ouissal Assilaa, Youssef Fahoula, Valentin Nenov, Farid Zerrouq. Assessment of Brilliant Green and Eriochrome Black T dyes adsorption onto fava bean peels: kinetics, isotherms and regeneration study. Desalination and Water Treatment, 245, 255-269, 2022 M. Zouheir; O. Assila; K. Tanji; A. El Gaidoumi; J. Araña; J. M. Doña Rodríguez; J.-H. Smått; T.-P. Huynh; A. Kherbeche. Bandgap optimization of sol–gel-derived TiO2 and its effect on the photodegradation of formic acid. Nano Futures, 5, 025004, 2021 Ouissal Assila, Morad Zouheir, Karim Tanji, Redouane Haounati, Farid Zerrouq, Abdelhak Kherbeche,. Copper nickel co-impregnation of Moroccan yellow clay as promising catalysts for the catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of caffeine. Heliyon, 7, e06069, 2021 Ouissal Assila,Karim Tanji ,1Morad Zouheir,1Abdellah Arrahli ,2Loubna Nahali,1Farid Zerrouq,1and Abdelhak Kherbeche1. Adsorption Studies on the Removal of Textile Effluent over Two Natural Eco-Friendly Adsorbents. Ouissal Assila,Karim Tanji, Morad Zouheir, Abdellah Arrahli, Loubna Nahali, Farid Zerrouq, Abdelhak Kherbeche, 2020 A. Thiam, K. Tanji, O. Assila, Zouheir, Redouane Haounati, A. Arrahli, A. Abeid, S. Lairini, R. Bouslamti, F. Zerouq, A. Kherbeche. Valorization of Date Pits as an Effective Biosorbent for Remazol Brilliant Blue Adsorption from Aqueous Solution. Journal of Chemistry, 2020
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