Passionate about research, teaching and partnerships with industrial and academic circles, Ouafae El Ganaoui-Mourlan joined IFP School in 2011. She manage the Powertrain Engineering program since 2012. In 2019, she was named co-holder of the Chair "Electric, connected and autonomous vehicle for smart mobility". Ouafae has published a dozen scientific papers in the field of nuclear energy, scientific calculations and fluid mechanics applied to the mobility sector.
She began her career at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in 1999 to study the distribution of radioactive pollutants in aquatic environments.
She joined IFP Énergies nouvelles in 2002 for her post-doctorate studies on RANS and LES modelling of spray for Diesel engines in collaboration with the laboratory of Applied Mathematics of the University Paris VI.
After this experience, she joined PSA Peugeot Citroën group where she held three senior positions between 2004 and 2011: first as specialist of numerical modelling in the field of ICE, then as head of engine design for Gasoline Engines and finally as head of mission of industrial audit.
At IFP School, she introduced projects linked to smart city, electrification and autonomous driving in the Powertrain engineering program showing that she is oriented toward the mobility of tomorrow while taking into account the other technologies.
Since 2007, she organizes a session focused on cold start and emissions for the SAE International Congress in the United States. These experiences have allowed her to establish an international network of professionals in the industrial and academic circles from which she hopes to draw upon for the benefit of IFP School.
Since 2017, she is a member of SIA and FISITA.
Engineer from the École Centrale de Marseille, Ouafae has a PhD in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Aix Marseille II.
She loves swimming and badminton and often says : "Never stop learning."