Dr. Walid Dachraoui is currently a scientist at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) in Dübendorf, Switzerland. He received his doctoral degree in physics from the Uni-versity of Antwerp (2012) at the Electron Microscopy for Materials Science group (EMAT). Thereafter, he carried out postdoctoral studies at the University of Aix-Marseille at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center of Marseille (CINaM). He was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Paris Diderot at the Laboratory of Materials and Quantum Phenomena (MPQ). He then joined the Tarascon's group at the University of Picardie Jules Verne (LRCS and RS2E). Then he moved to join electron microscopy team at Philips University in Marburg as scientist.
Dr. Dachraoui's research interests cover various topics in electron microscopy and materials science, such as atomic resolution and low-voltage electron microscopy, as well as in-situ electron microscopy. His activity is focused on imaging the growth and degradation of nanomaterials for different applications at the atomic level and imaging battery materials (cathode, anode, and electrolyte) and their interfaces at atomic resolution and in real time during charge/discharge. He has published articles in numerous fields ranging from atomic structure of perovskite-based materials, to in-situ liquid TEM, nanomaterials, in-situ electrochemical TEM, battery materials, and materials for solar cells.