Research Topics: Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency

​​​​2015 Awarded Proposals 

Wireless Energy Harvesting Using Rectenna - Joespeh Costantine 
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Moisture Buffering Capacity of Hygroscopic Curtains: Theoretical and Experimental Study - Kamel Ghali
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Coupling Plasmonic and Photonic Effects for Amplification of solar Energy Conversion in Third Generation Solar Cells - Lara Halaoui 
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A Simulation Tool for an Energy Downdraft Tower: Evaluation of Performance under Realistic Environmental Conditions​ Marwan Darwish 
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2014 Awarded Proposals 

​Development of New Nanstructures composites photocatalysts for solar fuel production -Mohamad Hmadeh 
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Integrated Displacement Ventilation with a Novel Evaporative Cooled Ceiling for Energy Enhancement - Kamel Ghali 
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Highly Porous Aerogels in Acidic and Enzymatic Heterogeneous Catalysis for Biodiesel Production - Houssam El Rassy 
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New Tetrazolate-Based Ruthenium Complexes and Electrolyte System for the Use in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells - Tarek Ghaddar
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2013 Awarded Proposals 

​On-Shore Wind Farm Construction in Lebanon - Hiam Khoury, Joseph Zeaiter, Sami Karaki, Majdi Abou Najm 
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Evaluation of Geothermal Pavements and Other Energy Harvesting Systems in Roadways 
Issam Srour, Ghassan Chehab, Kamel Abou Ghali, George Saad
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Amplification of Solar Energy Conversion and Desulfurization of Fuel at Hematite and Titania Photonic Crystals and Photonic Glass by Trapping Light - Lara Halaoui 
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Plugging Electrogenic Bacteria and Building a Solar-Driven Microbial Photoelectrochemical Cell - Pierre Karam
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A Photovoltaic-Thermal System to Minimize Electric and Air Conditioning Energy Consumption of a Typical Office in Beirut  - Sami Karaki, Kamel Abou Ghali
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Harvesting Energy through Thermo Electrics: Optimizing Nanostructures for Power Generation and Cooling​ - Michel Kazan, Malek Tabbal 
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Design and Analysis of An Energy Management System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles - Riad Chedid, R. Jabr
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A Solar Energy Operated Brooder to Improve Food Security of Small-holder Poultry Farmers in Rural Lebanon - Mohamad Ghassan Abiad, Kamel Ghali
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2012 Awarded Proposals 

​A Process Engineering Approach to Sustainable Biofuel Synthesis - Mohammad Ahmad, Joseph Zaiter
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Novel Cyclometalated Ruthenium Complexes & Electrolyte Systems for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells -Tarek Ghaddar
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2011 Awarded Proposals 

The Design and Testing of a Maximum Power Point Controller for A Large PV Generator Under Nonuniform Testing - Sami Karaki, Mohammad Mansour, Rabih Jabr
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Alternative Techniques for Minimizing The Energy Consumption of Typical Residential Buildings in Lebanon - Ghassan Chehab, Kamel Abou Ghali, Issam Srour
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Towards An Environmentally Clean Charcoal Production - Joseph Zeaiter, Elie Shammas, Daniel Asmar
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Alternative Techniques for Minimizing The Energy Consumption of Typical Residential Buildings in Lebanon - Ghassan Chehab, Kamel Abou Ghali, Issam Srour
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Microbial Fuel Cells and Thermophelic Anaerobic Digestion: Biotechnology Advancement Providing Sustainable Solutions to Energy Insecurity in Developing Countries - Pascal Saikaly, Mutasem El Fadel, Elie Barbour, Lucy Semerjian, Sophia Ghanimeh
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Synthesis of New Dyes and Their Applications in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells - Tarek Ghaddar
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Preparations of Novel Discotic Liquid Crystals for Use In Organic Photovoltaics - Bilal Kaafarani
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Optimized Selection and Operation of Solar Assisted Liquid Desiccant System to Supply Fresh Water and Cooling Demands by Modeling and Experimentation - Nesreen Ghaddar, Kamel Ghali, Renzo De Felice
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Effect of Mixing on The Performance of Thermophilic AD During Start Up Phase - Ghanimeh S, Pascal Saikaly, Mutasem El-Fadel
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