Welcome to the Masri Institute Website
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
. Click here
to learn more about the Institute Founders.
CONFERENCES & EVENTS
Oil Price Fluctuations and Future Market Prospects
The first Masri Institute- ESCWA Lecture Series on Energy and Sustainability was held on April 19, 2016 at the American University of Beirut.
Interface Science of Plastic Solar Cells
The Masri Institute hosted Dr. Tobin Marks on April 7 & 8, 2016. The lecture was held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 . In this seminar, challenges and opportunities in molecular photovoltaic interface science were illustrated. It was observed that such rational interface engineering along with improved bulk-heterojunction polymer structures guided by theoretical/computational analysis, affords exceptional fill factors, solar power conversion efficiencies greater than 10%, and enhanced solar cell durability.
You can view the lecture on the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6CSdNhekdc (part one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yYxN-vc5a4 (part two)
Financing Energy Projects in the Middle East: Uncertainties and Opportunities
A public workshop on Energy Finance in the Middle East was held on Friday, January 22, 2016. The workshop offered an understanding of current and emerging financing models of energy projects in the region highlighting the challenges that investors and governments face, particularly when considering renewables and nuclear power projects. Different themes were discussed from Regional Outlook and Country Perspectives to Country and Technology-based Challenges, Models of Project Financing and Risk Management and Influences.
LATEST NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Online Professional Diploma in Green TechnologiesThe Pro-Green Project is a professional diploma program for green technologies in Lebanon and Egypt.
-Study at your own pace and complete the online diploma anywhere in the world.
-Meet professionals from local, regional and worldwide backgrounds.
-Benefit from a more practical, affordable and efficient way of learning.
The diploma can be completed in 12-18 months. Full-time or part-time enrollments are accepted
Master of Science in Energy Studies
The Master of Science in Energy Studies addresses current and future energy research needs of the region in areas such as energy science and technology, economics, public policy, and energy management. It aims to engage students in the development of energy initiatives, prepare energy studies’ professionals to meet market needs of the region and internationally, advance knowledge in energy science and technology through research, and support energy dialogue for the development of appropriate and informed public policies. The Energy Studies program will be able to address the complex needs of the region and issues of energy mix as linked to development and economies.
The program can be completed in 1.5-2 years. Full-time or part-time enrollments are accepted.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESThe Masri Institute provides Funding Opportunities. The deadline for submission of the proposals is February 6, 2017.
Awards are expected to be announced by
May 30, 2017.