Dr. Lylia Alghem Hamidatou


Dr. Lylia Alghem Hamidatou Expert Researcher joined the Nuclear Research Centre of Draria in September 2022. She has worked as a Director of the Nuclear Techniques and Applications Division at the Nuclear Research Centre of Birine CRNB, Algerian Atomic Energy Atomic Commission COMENA, since 1997.

In September 2017, she was elected as a new member of the k0-International Scientific Committee.

She was granted “Habilitation” accreditation to direct research in April 2014. In 2010, she was awarded with a distinction for her doctoral degree in Nuclear Physics at the University of Ferhat Abbes of Sétif-Algeria. Her research interests include neutron activation analysis (NAA), development and application of several techniques such as k0-NAA, PGNAA and radiochemical NAA, and cyclic-delayed neutron counting.

In 2008, she won the Young Scientist Award in recognition of her early career achievements in nuclear analytical chemistry by the International Committee on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences at NAMLS-9 in Lisbon, Portugal.

She has published more than 50 articles in various international journals, books, and conference proceedings. Her research interests are focused on the development of the PGAA method at the Es-Salam research reactor, the study of several types of matrices using k0-NAA and relative methods (major and trace elements determination in Algerian Alzheimer’s, psoriatic, and breast cancer patients), toxic and essential elements in seeds and medicinal plants, and rare earth elements in geological samples (rocks, clays, marble, sediments, etc.).

She has supervised two PhD students and sixteen Master’s students since she started her lab.

She has participated in many IAEA_RAF regional projects to assess the analytical performance of the Algerian Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory at CRNB.