Abdoulaye Doucouré holds a PhD in Materials Chemistry from the University of  Montpellier, France (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie – 1995). He has spent over  20 years of his career conducting industrial research in materials science and engineering  to design advanced non-woven fibrous products and to establish innovative membrane  technologies.  

He is a Global Technology Manager & Research Development Site Leader at  Hollingsworth & Vose (Virginia, USA), a world supplier of filtration and energy storage  products, which he joined in 2011. A. Doucouré previously spent 12 years at Pall  Corporation (New York) developing new membrane technologies from the laboratory to  full scale setting and serving the Water, Microelectronic and Healthcare Markets. 

He is co-founder and president of the African Membrane Society (AMSIC) and has  chaired or co-organized several international scientific venues in Mali, Morocco, South  Africa and Tunisia, since 2000. A. Doucouré has co-directed one doctoral thesis at the  University of Bamako (Mali) in 2016 and has fulfilled several research and teaching  assignments at the Faculté des Sciences & Techniques and the Ecole Nationale  d’Ingénieurs du Mali. 

He holds 5 international patents linked to trademarked filter products and has written over 30 publications.  


  • Hollingsworth & Vose Presidential Award in Technology, (2014). Visiting lecturer fellowships (6) from TOKTEN-UNDP and TWAS, (2004-2017). 
  • Marcel Bleunstein-Blanchet -“Fondation pour la Vocation’’ national science prize, (1995). 

Public lectures: 

Keynote speaker and co-organizer – Francofilt-2 Congress, 

http://francofilt.com/francofilt2019/index.html, September 23-25, 2019, Hammamet, Tunisia

Keynote speaker and co-organizer – Bilateral Congress France-South Africa,  https://www.unesco-simev.org/en/south-africa-2019/, July 19-21, Johannesburg, 2019, South  Africa 

Plenary speaker – 9th International Water Association Membrane Technology Conference  https://mtc2019.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/20 – June 23-27, 2019, Toulouse, France 

Keynote speaker – 2nd African Membrane Society International Congress, http://www.sam ptf.com/safrica/plenariesE.html, July 30-August 1, 2018, University of South Africa,  Johannesburg, South Africa  

Instructor for the Liquid Filtration tutorial of Filtration 2012  

Lecture title: Relevance of Filtration Processes in solid-liquid separation http://www.inda.org/events/filt12/speakers.html