People

​​​​​​Current Members

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Alan Shiha​​deh 
Principal Investigator 
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUB 
Research Interests: Aerosol Thermodynamics; Human Exposure & Effects; Organic Particles in the Atmosphere; Particle Transport, Deposition, and Phase Change Phenomena; Urban Air Pollution; Pollutant Formation in Flames 

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Rola Salman 
Aerosol Lab Manager / Analytical Chemist  
Master in Environmental Technology, AUB 
Research Interests: Characterizati​​on of Mainstream and Sidestream Tobacco Smoke Toxicants

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Nareg Karaoghlanian
Research Engineer 
Master in Mechanical Engineering, AUB 
Research Interests: Mechatronics, Programming​

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Soha Talih
Post-doctoral fellow
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, UK
Research Interest: Homogeneous nucleation of gaseous mixtures

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Mohamad Baassiri
Graduate Research Assistant
Master in Mechanical Engineering, AUB
Research Interests: Evaporation Kinetics and Thermodynamic Properties of Organic Aerosols from Gasoline Engine Emissions

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Ebrahim Karam
Research Assistant
B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) in Electrical and computer engineering minor in Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Embedded Systems and Topography devices

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Mario El Hourani ​
Mechanical Engineering PHD Student
Master's Degree: Applied Energy (AUB) Graduated in 2013
Research Interests: Waterpipes and Electronic cigarettes aerosol toxicants, Renewable energy systems​

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Omar El Hajj​
Graduate Research Assistant
B.E in Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Combustion, Heat and Mass transfer in Porous Media​

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Ahmad El Hellani

Research Associate
PhD in Organic Chemistry
Research interest: Assessment of ECIG's efficiency in nicotine delivery as a modified risk tobacco product, and detection/quantification of toxicant emissions in their aerosols.  

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Rachel El Hage
Senior Research Assistant

Master's Degree in pharmacology and cosmetology
Research Interest: quantitative and qualitative analysis of e cigarette liquid content and aerosol toxicants and emissions​

Alumni

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Christina Haddad ​​
Graduate Research Assistant
Master of Science, Chemistry, AUB ​​
Research Interest: Reactive oxygen species assessment in aerosols of electronic cigarette

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Khairallah Atwi 
Graduate Research Assistant
Master's in mechanical engineering, AUB


Maha Yazbeck 
Graduate Research Assistant
Master's in mechanical engineering, AUB

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Sarah Soussy 
Graduate Research Assistant
Master of Science, Chemistry, AUB
Research Interest: Detection of HMF and FA in the aerosol of electronic cigarettes

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Mariam Fawaz
Graduate Research Assistant
Masters in Mech​anical Engineering, AUB. 
Research Interest: Evaporation Kinetics of Secondary Organic Aerosols Generated by Photochemistry of Engine Emissions​

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Zainab Balhas​
Graduate Research Assistant
Master in Mechanical Engineering, AUB
Research Interests: Developing heat and mass transfer model to predict ECIG nicotine yields as a function of product design and puff parameters

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Rachid Ammar
Research Associate
PhD in environmental and physical chemistry, University of Lyon I, Lyon, France
Research Interest: Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Atmospheric Aerosols, Gasoline Engine Exhaust, Air Quality

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Ezzat Jaroudi 
Aerosol Lab Manager 
Master's of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, AUB, 2006 
Research Interests: Particle Size Measurements and Instrumentation, Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media 

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Sara Jaber
Graduate Research Assistant
Master in Applied Energy, AUB
Research Interests: Atmospheric Aerosols and Primary Organic Aerosols


Omar Melhem
Post-doctoral Research
Research Interests: Diesel Engine Exhaust Particle Size Distribution   

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Joseph  Bakarji
Research Assistant
BE in Mechanical Engineering ,AUB
Research Interests: MEMS

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Elizabeth Sepetdjian 
Research Associate 
Department of Chemistry, AUB 
Master of Science, Chemistry, AUB 2006 
Research Interests: Analytical Chemistry of Aerosol Particles 

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Rasha Abdul Halim 
Graduate Research Assistant 
Department of Chemistry, AUB 
Research Interest: analytical chemistry of tobacco smoke 

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Marc Al Helou 
Research Assistant 
BS in Physics, AUB, 2008 
Research Interests: ultrafine particle distribution patterns from diesel generator emissions in urban environments 

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Sarah Safieddine 
Graduate Research Assistant 
Department of Physics, AUB 
Research Interests: evaporation kinetics and thermodynamic properties of organic aerosols. 

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Hassan Beydoun 
Undergraduate Research Assistant 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUB
Research Interest: Atmospheric Aerosols

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Charbel Antonios 
Research Assistant 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUB 
Research Interests: Shape Memory Alloy and instrumentation 

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Sima Azar, MS 
Controls Engineer 
Revolutionary Engineering, Inc. 
Livonia, MI, USA 
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, U New Mexico, 2005 


Therese Badr 
Post-doctoral Research Associate 
PhD in Mechanical and Energetic Engineering, Ecole des Mines - Douai, France, 2007 
Research Interests: computational fluid dynamics, fugitive dust emissions, particle deposition, environmental chemistry​

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Mariam El Rashidi 
Graduate Research Assistant 
Department of Chemistry, AUB 
Research Interests: measurement of carbonyl compounds in particle and gas phases of tobacco smoke aerosols

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Antoine Haddad 
Research Assistant 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUB 

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Marwan H. Katurji 
PhD Candidate 
Center for Atmospheric Research 
University of Canterbury 
Christchurch, New Zealand 
Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, AUB 2005 
Research Interests: aerosol sampling, modeling and measurement of atmospheric wind velocity features 

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Elie Kfoury 
Assistant Instructor and Graduate Research Assistant 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUB 
Research Interests: fixed bed combustion, pollutant formation kinetics 

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May Khalil
Graduate Research Assistant 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUB 
Research Interests: aerosol transport phenomena 

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Bassel Monzer
Graduate Research Assistant 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUB 
Research Interests:heat and mass transfer in porous beds, toxicant sources in tobacco smoke aerosols 

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Rawad Saleh 
Visiting Research Engineer 
Post-doctoral fellow, Carnegie Mellon University 
Master's of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, AUB 2004 
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Duke University 2011
Research Interests: aerosol thermodynamics, and particle growth and evaporation kinetics 

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Hiba Sheheitli 
PhD Candidate 
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
Research Interests: Nonlinear dynamics 

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