The Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources
  • Committed to developing research that addresses the energy challenges faced by Arab societies

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was established in June 2007 through a generous endowment pledge of $5 million by AUB Trustee Munib Masri of the Munib R. Masri Foundation.​ Over the past few years the Masri Institute brought together a community of researchers who worked on topics related to clean energy production, energy efficiency, environmental management practices of the oil/gas industry, water purification sustainable energy for electrcity, water production in rural communities in addition​ to many others.

    The Masri Institue hopes to expand its role in becoming a hub for interdepartmental research within AUB with activites stretching beyond campus into the Lebanese society. Through this, the Institute intends to bridge both academic and professional collabortation and promote futher civic engagement between the youth, academia, and both the private and public sectors. 

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