Heriarivelo Risite is a research professor, senior lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Toliara, Madagascar. He obtained his PhD in physics in 2015 at the University of Rabat, Morocco, at the Laboratory of Mechanics and Materials, with a focus on nanomaterials and nanocomposites.
He has been a PhD researcher at the Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, the MAScIR Foundation (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation & Research) during his PhD years. He used this time to braden his perspectives by interacting with renowned Moroccan and foreign researchers working in the field of nanotechnology. As part of the Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites team, he worked on projects in the framework of the collaboration agreements with companies, resulting from publications in impact factor journals. He has benefited from quality training at the national and international level, including an internship at ICMSE in Seville, Spain, for training in scanning and transmission electron microscopy.
After his scientific adventures rich in experiences abroad, he decided to return to his country, Madagascar, in order to share his new knowledge. Being among the only ones to have worked in the field of nanotechnology, he was mandated in 2016 by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Madagascar to contact potential technical and financial partners, as part of the launch, the development and practice of the "Nanosciences and Nanotechnology in Madagascar" program.