Research

Eligible Ph.D. Thesis Supervisors

School of Music and Performing Arts
  • Fr. Dr. Youssef Tannous
    Lebanese Music and Musicians | Arab Music and Musicians | Sacred Chants | Ethnomusicological Research: chants, instruments, etc. | Arabo-occidental Musical Inter-influence
  • Fr. Dr. Badih Hage (El)
    Ethnomusicology | Popular Traditional Music of the Arab Middle East | Bedouin Music | Syriac Music | Arab Music.
  • Dr. Edward Yerwant Torokian
    Sacred Music | Western Music Analysis and Theory Courses | Composition and arrangement
Business School
  • Prof. Nehme Azoury
    Marketing and Management
  • Fr. Dr. Georges Azzi
    Management and Finance
  • Dr. Badih Baz
    Management | Business Information
  • Dr. Bettina Lynda Bastian
    Technology and Innovation Management
    Gender and entrepreneurship
  • Dr. Hajer Jarrar
    Computer Systems : SI evaluation | strategic alignment| CRM| ERP| etc.
    Business Finance : Information asymmetry between companies and banks| corporate governance| etc.
  • Dr. Daniele Khalife Fraiha
    Private equity in general and venture capital in particular | Corporate governance Value creation | Organizational theory
  • Dr. Mario Sassine
    Family business and dynastic phenomenon | Corporate governance | Human resources management and social audit
  • Dr. Antoine Habchi
    Modern History | Middle-East History | Current affairs and Political Regimes | Leadership
  • Dr. Charbel El Khoury
    Ethical Marketing | Green Marketing | Digital Marketing | Retail Atmospherics | Shopping Behavior | Corporate Social Responsibility | Social Entrepreneurship
School of Law and Political Science
  • Fr. Dr. Talal Hachem
    Canon Law
  • Dr. Ghada Karam
    Civil Law | Contract Law | Private International Law | International Arbitration | Internatio0nal Trade Law | Business law
  • Dr. Haitham Sakr
    Administrative Law | Human Rights Law | Public Service
  • Dr. Francisco Barroso Cortes
    International Relations and Politics | Security and Defense Studies | Military Studies | Diplomacy | Foreign Policy Analysis | Geopolitics of the Middle East | US and EU foreign and security policy in the Middle East | Sub-state security threats across the Middle East | Syrian War | Hezbollah | Insurgency | Terrorism and other forms of political violence across the Levant.
  • Dr. Celine Baaklini Ziade
    Civil law | contract law | civil liability | named contacts | medical law
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department of Philosophy

  • Fr. Prof. Georges Hobeika
    Greek Philosophy
  • Fr. Jean (Roland) Akiki
    Philosophy of Religion
  • Prof. Marie Fayad
    Political Philosophy | Nietzschean Thought
  • Fr. Prof. Jean Reaidy
    Phenomenology and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Dr. Randa Abi Aad
    Philosophical Anthropology | Civilizations issues and cultural mutations | Philosophy and mysticism | Edith Stein
  • Fr. Dr. Farid Moujabber
    Philosophy of Science | Posthumanism | Biotechnology and ethics
  • Dr. Karine Demerjian
    Ethical Philosophy | Philosophy of Justice | Philosophy of Education


Department of Psychology and Social Sciences

  • Prof. Mirna Mzawak
    Sociology of the family | Sociology of religions | Sociology of the youth | Sociology of social work
  • Dr. Nadine Zalaket
    The psychological health of the teenager | The impact of the family on the development of the teenager | Care, counselling and listening services


Department of Languages and Literature

  • Prof. Nicole Saliba Chalhoub
    Poetic Genres | Contemporary and Present French Fiction | Psychoanalysis applied to Literature | Hermeneutics applied to Literature
  • Prof. Mireille Issa
    Medievalism | Medieval-Latinism | Literature (Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance), Languages (Latin and ancient French), History and Anthropology (Middle Ages)
  • Prof. Talal Wehbe
    Critical stylistics of literary corpus | Pragmatics and speech analysis of non-literary corpus | Terminology and lexical semantic analysis
  • Dr. Christelle Stephan Hayek
    Stylstics | Rhethoric | Theater (16th and 17th centuries – Jean Racine) | Language Teaching | FLE (French as Foreign Language)
  • Dr. Ranya Salameh
    Translatology and Language Sciences | Translation teaching and Translators Training | Cultural References: Identity and Alterity | Language policies, Certifications & Quality Approach
  • Dr. Samar El Hage
    Theater and performing arts | Linguistics and sociolinguistics (especially pragmatics and enunciation) | Rhetoric and communication | Literature
  • Dr. Rima Mattar Mazraani
    Cultural interferences in the translation process
  • Dr. Lea El Yahchouchi Abi Chaker
  • Dr. Pamela Layoun
    Anglophone Lebanese literature | Anglophone Arabic literature | Anglophone literatures | Postcolonial literature | Comparative literature.


Department of Sacred Art, Conservation and Heritage

  • Fr. Dr. Abdo Badawi
    Painting and Sculpture, History of Art, Sacred Art, Maronite and Syriac Art, Christian Iconography, Liturgical Art, Christian Archeology and Architecture, Semitic Languages (Syriac)


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Prof. Walid Hleihel
    Human Physiology and Physiopathology
  • Prof. Naim Ouaïni
    Chemistry : Food sciences, analytical, didactics, environmental, industrial, physical | Biochemistry : food sciences, analytical, environmental, microbiological
  • Prof. Joseph Saab
    Physico-chemical Properties of Oil Organic Molecules | Aquaeous Solubility of Heavy Hydrocarbons in Static and Dynamic Modes | Vapor Pressure | Equilibria between Liquid-Liquid and Solid-Gas Phases | Potential of Bioaccumulation of Organic Xenobiotics | Thermodynamics of Air-Water Partition | Water and Air Organic Pollution
  • Dr. Nathalie Estephan
    Analytical Chemistry : Quality Control, Spectroscopy, Chemometrics and Data Processing
  • Dr. Walid harb
    Molecular Simulation and Modeling | Computer chemistry and biochemistry | Molecular and supramolecular chemistry | Green chemistry | Sustainable chemistry


Department of Computer Science and IT

  • Prof. Charbel Fares
    Image Processing | Virtual Reality | Robotics | Machine Architecture and Software Engineering

Department of Biology

  • Dr. Faten El Hage Yahchouchi
    Basic and applied immunology | Molecular Biology | Genetic Engineering


Department of Mathematics

  • Dr. Mohamad Kacim
    Stochastic Process | Time Series | Risk Theory | Survival Models | Probability & Statistics | Spectral Theory | Computational Topology
  • Dr. Elie Al Ahmar
    Renewable Energies | Wind Energy | Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Wind Energy Systems | Signal Processing


Department of Religious and oriental Sciences

  • Fr. Prof. Augustin Mouhanna
    Theology
  • Fr. Dr. Ziad Sacre
    Liturgy | Theology | History


Institute of History

  • Fr. Prof. Karam Rizk
    History of Medieval and Contemporary Lebanon
  • Fr. Dr. Joseph Moukarzel
    History of Medieval Lebanon
  • Fr. Dr. Jean-Maroun Maghames
    Philosophy and Contemporary History
  • Fr. Dr. Elias Hanna
    History of Religions and Religious Anthropology


Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

  • Dr. Sophie Julien Sukarieh (El)
    Metabolic diseases associated with cancer | Human nutrition | Epidemiological studies | Fundamental biology | Human physiology | Public Health
Faculty of Sciences
  • Mr. Charbel Fares
    Image Processing | Virtual Reality | Robotics | Machine Architecture and Software Engineering
  • Mrs. Nathalie Estephan
    Analytical Chemistry : Quality Control, Spectroscopy, Chemometrics and Data Processing
  • Mr. Walid harb
    Molecular Simulation and Modeling | Computer chemistry and biochemistry | Molecular and supramolecular chemistry | Green chemistry | Sustainable chemistry
  • Mrs. Faten El Hage Yahchouchi
    Basic and applied immunology | Molecular Biology | Genetic Engineering
  • Mr. Joseph Saab
    Physico-chemical Properties of Oil Organic Molecules | Aquaeous Solubility of Heavy Hydrocarbons in Static and Dynamic Modes | Vapor Pressure | Equilibria between Liquid-Liquid and Solid-Gas Phases | Potential of Bioaccumulation of Organic Xenobiotics | Thermodynamics of Air-Water Partition | Water and Air Organic Pollution
  • Mr. Mohamad Kacim
    Stochastic Process | Time Series | Risk Theory | Survival Models | Probability & Statistics | Spectral Theory | Computational Topology
  • Mrs. Rola Zaydan
    Analysis in Chemical Environment | Approaches to Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical and Environment Sectors | The preparation of specific enzyme electrodes & microelectrode, etc.
  • Mr. Naim Ouaïni
    Chemistry : Food sciences, analytical, didactics, environmental, industrial, physical | Biochemistry : food sciences, analytical, environmental, microbiological
  • Mr. Walid Hleihel
    Human Physiology and Physiopathology
  • Mr. Elie Al Ahmar
    Renewable Energies | Wind Energy | Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Wind Energy Systems | Signal Processing
School of Engineering
  • Dr. Lara Hanna Wakim
    Food Process Engineering | Food Safety | Quality Insurance in the Food Industry
  • Dr. Nabil Nemer
    Chemical Ecology of Insects (Extracting pheromones from insects – Insect-Plant Interactions) | Phytopharmacy or Plants Protection and Pesticides residues | Biological and Integrated Pest Control | Forest Ecology (Invertebrates Population Dynamics)
  • Dr. Alain Abi Rizk
    Animal physiopathology (microorganisms, infection, interaction) | Genetic of populations | Cellular Biology, Animal Virology, Animal Oncology
  • Prof. Ing. Joseph Zalaket
    Planning in Artificial Intelligence
  • Dr. Ing. Barbar Zeghondy
    Thermal Radiation in semi-transparent heterogeneous environments and porous environments | Stochastic Modeling Monte Carlo technique | Filamentary discharge of cold plasmas | Heat transfer in buildings | Modeling of thermal efficiency of solar collectors | Audit of energy performance of buildings
  • Prof. Charles Yaacoub
    Joint Source-Channel Coding; Distributed Video Coding | High Dynamic Range Images; Analysis/Synthesis of 2D/3D Textures | Image Processing; Telecommunication Systems
  • Prof. Sandy Rihana
    Medical Engineering | Medical Data Processing (Medical Signals and Medical Images) | Development of Intelligent Support Systems for Medical Diagnosis | Development of Smart Phones and Medical Devices | Medical Information Systems | Brain Computer Interface (Acquisitions, Design, Processing & Control) | Nuclear Medicine & Image Processing
  • Dr. Ing. Joseph El Assad
    Energy Efficiency | Renewable Energies | Energy Policy | Mechatronics | Optoelectronic Sensors
  • Dr. Jad Jelwan
    Mechanical properties, fracture mechanics, fatigue of materials | Creep Fatigue Interaction, Creep Crack Growth | Lifetime predictions, Failure analysis | Crash worthiness of composite vehicles | Ultimate strength analysis, Stress Analysis for Pressure vessels and piping | Computational Fluid Solid Interaction
  • Dr. Ing. Tilda Karkour Akiki
    Renewable Energies: Photovoltaic Panels and Fuel Cells | Sustainable Development: Natural Systems Capacities and Natural Resources
  • Dr. Desiree El Azzi El Hachem
    Hydrology | Hydrochemistry | Soil and Environment
  • Dr. Youssef El Rayes
    Process engineering applied to Food and Wine | Membrane processes, Microbial Interactions | Secondary Metabolites and Bioactive compounds from microorganisms | plants and food wastes
  • Dr. Nancy Zgheib Tabet
    Synthesis and characterization of hybrid organic/inorganic colloids using heterophase polymerization techniques (dispersion, emulsion and miniemulsion polymerizations) | Biomass and biofuel production from microalgae | Biodiesel production from waste cooking oil | Recycling of used motor oil | Recycling of plastic wastes; design | Simulation, and study of the economic feasibility of chemical processes
  • Dr. Nemr El Hajj
    Composites & Advanced Materials | Agro-composites | Plastics Recycling
Pontifical Faculty of Theology
  • Fr. Dr. Jean Azzam
    Biblical Sciences
  • Fr. Dr. Ayoub Chahwan
    Biblical Theology
  • Fr. Dr. Gaby Hachem
    Theology
  • Fr. Dr. Wahib Khawaji
    Moral Theology
  • Fr. Prof. Hady Mahfouz
    Biblical Sciences
  • Fr. Dr. Antoine Jabbour Mikhael
    Théologie (Sacra Theologia)
  • Fr. Marwan Azar
    Theology
  • Fr. Dr. Antoine Ahmar (Al)
    Catholic Theology
  • Fr. Dr. Charbel Chlela
    Ethic Fundamental Theology | Bioethics | Familial and sexual ethics | Health pastoral care: assistance to ill people and terminally-ill patients
  • Fr. Dr. Michel Abou Tacca
    Canon Law
School of Architecture and Design
  • Prof. Antoine Fichfich
    Architecture
  • Prof. Paul Abi Khattar Zgheib
    Photographic Image | Sacred Art | History (micro history)
  • Dr. Joseph Nasr
    Architecture – Philosophy | The Theory, Aesthetics and Poetic in Architecture | The space and its relation with regard to ruins, loss and memory | The Phenomenology of Space | Living in Architecture
  • Dr. Victor Takchi
    Computer-aided Design | Graphic Database Management for Architecture | Virtual Space and Communication Technologies in Architecture | Urban Design (mainly Mediterranean and Gulf cities)
  • Dr. May Farhat
    History of Art; Islamic Architecture in general; Safavid and Ottoman Architecture (Iran, Ottoman Empire), in particular.
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
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