Prof Frédéric Ouattara is a doctor of Geophysics / Heliophysics and Geophysics/Energetics. He has been a professor at Cames University since July 2014 and was the former Minister of Higher Education in Burkina Faso from March to September 2022. In addition, he held several administrative positions at Norbert Zongo University, the second-largest university in Burkina Faso, including head of department, director, vice-president of educational activities from 2014 to 2019 and university president from June 2019 to March 2022.
On the scientific level, in 2018, at Washington DC, he received the prize for best space physicist in Africa from the American Geophysical Union and in 2008, he received the prize for young researcher in didactics awarded by the African Network Training Institutions for Technical Education Trainers (RAIFFET) in Tunisia.
Professionally and administratively, he was Knight of the Order of the Stallion in December 2019, Knight of the International Order of Academic Palms of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (OIPA-CAMES) in November 2019, and Knight of the Order of Academic Palms of Burkina Faso in 2013. In addition, Professor Frédéric Ouattara is a member of several scholarly societies, including the National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Culture of Burkina Faso (ANSAL-BF), and he initiated the Burkina Faso satellite program through the Burkina Sat1 project, which aims to make Burkina Faso a space country by putting functional satellites into orbit.