Prof. Zohra was born in 1943 in Tunis.

Prof. Zohra is a Professor of Physics at the University of Tunis since 1992. One of the winners of the 1992 Fellowship elections of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Ben Lakhdar was educated at the University of Tunis and the University of Paris V1, from where she obtained her PhD (State Doctorate in Atomic Spectroscopy).

Prof. Ben Lakhdar lists among her career objectives; (a) Conducting applied research group to meet the national needs, (b) Helping to improve scientific teaching procedures.

Formerly, Prof. Ben Lakhdar has served as Head of Spectroscopy Laboratory, supervisor of postgraduate students for Tunisian DEA Diploma as well as co-chairman of molecular spectroscopy group for Master Degree and PhD courses.

Furthermore, Prof. Ben Lakhdar is the author of many scientific papers in physics and mathematics and has been a founding member of the Tunisian Physics Society and a founding member of the Tunisian Astronomy Society.

Prof. Ben Lakhdar has contributed to over six university textbooks and has had over twenty technical works published.

Occupation: Since 1978 Professor of Physics, University of Tunis; Director of research laboratory in atomic and molecular spectroscopy and applications; President of Tunisian Optical Society.

Honors:  senior associate member at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP); Ministry of Culture award for the development of research activities in Tunisia; 2004 L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award.