Areas of Specialization: Nuclear Physics and Renewable Energy
Affiliation(s): MAST and Radiation Protection Council
Dr Yousuf Maudarbocus did all his university studies at the prestigious Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, where he specialized in Applied Optics and Laser Physics. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Physics and a brief spell on the academic staff of Imperial College, he joined the University of Mauritius in 1974 and was instrumental in setting up the largest low- frequency radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, jointly with the Raman Research Institute and the Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Dr Maudarbocus left the University of Mauritius in 1988, as Associate Professor in Physics, to join the ARCT, a joint UNECA/AU organization based in Dakar, Senegal, as Director of Human Resources Development. After two years, he moved to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, where he was responsible for the programming, design, formulation, implementation and monitoring of technical cooperation projects using nuclear techniques in twelve countries in Africa, until his retirement in 2002. When the IAEA won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, he received a Letter of Appreciation from the Nobel Committee for his contribution. Upon his return to Mauritius, he was instrumental in setting up the first interactive science museum in Mauritius in his capacity as the first Chairman of the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre. He was a member of Council and Chairman of Staff Committee of the University of Mauritius from 2005 to 2012. He is currently Chairman of the Radiation Protection Council and President of the Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology (MAST).
Dr Maudarbocus is also active on the social front, having been President of the Lions Club in Vienna, Austria, and Port- Louis, Mauritius. In October 2010, he received the Lions International President’s Award from Oak Brook, USA, for outstanding humanitarian service.
Organization: MAST; Radiation Protection Council