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  • "Vertical Structure of Hot Accretion Flows:  An Overview," by Dr. Shahram Abbassi, May 24, 2016.
  • "On Some Scientific Research Directions, Discoveries, Results and Startups in the Fields of: 1- High pressure for hard materials and biosciences; 2- New materials for energy; 3- Bistable transition metal complexes," by Dr. Samir Matar, April 25, 2016.
  • "Low Dimensional Materials for Optoelectronics, photonics and Flexible Electronics Applications," by Dr. Charbel Madi, April 13, 2016.
  • "Beyond Standard Soft Matter:  Functional Nanocomposites and Tunable Biomimetic Membranes," by Dr. Rana Ashkar, April 6, 2016.
  • "Nanosecond Discharges in Liquids:  Fundamental Physics and Applications," by Dr. Ahmad Hamdan, March 30, 2016.
  • "Structural and Vibrational Investigation of Ferroelectric Materials," by Dr. Ali Al-Zein, March 23, 2016.
  • "Breakthroughs Leading to the Detection of Gravitational Waves," by Dr. Abdul Hussein Mroue, March 18, 2016.
  • "Astrostatistics in star formation:  Application to studies of the stellar initial mass function," by Dr. Sami Dib, March 8, 2016.        
  •  "Nanophotonics:  Towards Large-Scale Facile Nanofabrication," by Dr. Roy Aad, December 15, 2015.
  • "Growth and Characterization of Silicon and Germanium Nanostructures," by Dr. Mahmoud Israel, December 10, 2015.
  • "What can Lithium Tell us About the Early Universe?" by Ms. Tahani Makki, November 3, 2015.
  • "Direct molecular Dynamics Simulations of Piezoelectric and Piezothermal Couplings in Crystals," by Dr. Wassim Kassem, October 19, 2015.
  • "Amplification of Light Energy Conversion in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Quantum Dot Solar Cells by Trapping Light in Photonic Crystals", by Dr. La Halaoui, October 13, 2015.
  • The cfdGroup@AUB 20 Years with the Finite Volume Method", by Dr. M. Darwish, October 6, 2015.
  • "Star-Planet Interactions:  Why do we Care?"  by Dr. Rim Fares, Sept. 22, 2015.
  • "Normal Tissue Effects in Cancer Patients from Therapeutic Radiation Exposures", by Dr. Phil Taddei, September 15, 2015.
  • "Solar Wind Sputtering of Lunar Soil Analogs:  Charge State and Mass Effects, by Dr. H. Hijazi, Sept. 10, 2015.
  • Dr. George Helou (IPAC Executive Director, NASA, USA) gave a talk entitled "Infrared Astronomy: A Golden Age of Space Observatories" on November 29, 2011.
  • Dr. Samar Safi-Harb (Canada Research Chair & Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Canada) gave a talk entitled "The Diversity of Neutron Stars Assocaited with Supernova Remnants: Highlights from Recent X-ray Discoveries" on July 27, 2011.
  • Dr. Owen Gingerich - AUB PhD Honorary Recipient 2011 (Professor Emeritus - Harvard Univ., & Senior Astronomer Emeritus - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) gave a talk entitled "Galelio's Telescope and the Birth of Modern Astronomy" on June 23, 2011.
  • Dr. Maurizio Salaris (Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University - UK) gave a talk entitled "Stellar Archaeology: Decoding the Fossil Record of Cosmic Evolution" on May 26, 2011.
  • Dr. Ziad Adem (Lebanese University) gave a talk entitled "Diffusion of Hydrocarbons by Pulsed Field Gradient (PFG) NMR in NaX Zeolite and Purous Glasses Materials" on May 11, 2011.
  • Dr. Mutasem Shehadeh (Mechanical Engineering Dept., AUB) gave a talk entitled "Multiscale Modeling of Shock-Induced Plastic Deformation in FCC Materials" on May 4, 2011.
  • Dr. Seshadri Sridhar (Raman Research Institute, Bangalore - India) gave a lecture entitled "MHD Turbulence: Current Status" on April 14, 2011.
  • Dr. Seshadri Sridhar (Raman Research Institute, Bangalore - India) gave a lecture entitled "MHD Turbulence: Early Work" on April 11, 2011.
  • Dr. Atakan Gurkan (Leiden University, Leiden Observatory - the Netherlands) gave a talk entitled "An Application of Fractals to Stellar Dynamics" on April 7, 2011.
  • Dr. Nadi Braidy (University of Sherbrooke, QC - Canada) gave a talk entitled "Characterization and Diagnostics of Working Catalysts" on March 21, 2011.
  • Dr. Elsy Bacha (Université de Nantes, IREENA (Institut de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Electronique de Nantes Atlantique) - France) gave a talk entitled "Low Temperature Development of Barium Titanate Perovskite Thin Films by Soft Chemistry Route" on January 12, 2011.
  • Dr. Fawwaz Habbal (Executive Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Univeristy) gave a talk entitled "Structures at the Nano Scales" on May 26, 2010.
  • Dr. Fawwaz Habbal (Executive Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Univeristy) gave a mini-course entitled "Nonofluids: A Review" on May 27, 2010.
  • Dr. Adbulaziz Alhaidari (Founder & Board Member, Saidi Center for Theoretical Physics, Dhahran, SAUDI ARABIA) gave a talk entitled "Resolution of the Klein Paradox and Transmission Resonance in High Barriers" on March 10, 2010.
  • Miss Rana Ashkar (Indiana University, Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, Department of Physics, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) gave a talk entitled "Spin-Echo Scattering Angle Measurements (SESAME)" on January 7, 2010.
  • Dr. Imad Agha (Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, Paris, FRANCE) gave a talk entitled "Four Wave Mixing in Highly Resonant Systems: Nonlinear and Quantum Effects" on December 23, 2009.
  • Dr. Vera Macary (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Centre d'Etudes Scientifiques et Technologiques de l'Aquitaine, FRANCE) gave a talk entitled "Photo-fission of Actinides: Measurements of Delayed Neutron Yields and Time Spectra" on July 1, 2009.
  • Dr. Aurore Said (Universite De La Mediterranee Aix-Marseille II, FRANCE) gave a talk entitled "Large Band Gap Nanohybrid Materials" on May 13, 2009.
  • Dr. Viatcheslav Mukhanov (Chair of Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology at Ludwig Maxmillians University, Munich, GERMANY) gave a public lecture entitled "Origin of the Big Bang" on April 30, 2009.
  • Dr. Jordi Jose (Physics Department and Nuclear Engineering (UPC) and (IEEC) in Barcelona, SPAIN) gave a public talk entitled "Stellar beacons in the ocean of night: A journey into the violent universe from the big bang to supernova explosions" on April 12 & 15, 2009.   
  • Dr. Nader A. Akil (Senior Scientist at Phillips/NXP Semiconductor, IMEC, BELGIUM) gave a seminar entitled "Would you like to know what kind of memory devices you have in your pocket?" on March 31, 2009.
  • Dr. Nicolas Bian (University of Salford,UK) gave a talk entitled "Convective motions and turbulence in magnetized plasmas" on March 26, 2009.
  • Dr. Husam Abu-Safe (Univ. of Arkansas & LAU) gave a seminar entitled "Synthesis of poly-silicon thin films on glass and flexible substrates using laser initiated metal induced crystallization of amorphous silicon for solar cells" on December 2, 2008.


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