Doctoral College

Eligible PhD Thesis Supervisors

Business School
  • Nehme Azoury, PhD
    Corporate Governance | Strategic Management | Marketing | SME/SMI | Entrepreneurship
  • Fr. Georges Azzi, PhD
    Management and Finance
  • Badih Baz, PhD
    Science Management | Optimization | Business Intelligence | Blockchain | Mobile Development
  • Madonna Salameh Ayanian, PhD
    HR | Leadership | Governance | Entrepreneurship
  • Daniele Khalife Fraiha, PhD
    Private equity and venture capital | Banking sector | Financial and economic crisis | Corporate governance
  • Mario Sassine, PhD
    Corporate governance | Entrepreneurship | Family business | Intergenerational management
  • Nada Sarkis, PhD
    Marketing & Strategic Management
  • Satya Bhavirisetti, PhD
    Management | H.R Practices | Leadership | Soft Skills | H. R. Analytics
School of Law and Political Science
  • Fr. Talal Hachem, PhD
    Canon Law
  • Ghada Karam, PhD
    Contract Law | Obligations | International private Law | Comparative Law | International contract | Dispute resolutions | Arbitration
  • Haitham Sakr, PhD
    Administrative law | Constitutional law | Public service law | Human rights | Public international law
  • Mathew Gerth, PhD
    Cold war anti-communism | American political history | Contemporary British history
  • Celine Baaklini, PhD
    Law of obligations | Contract law | Nominate contracts | Civil responsibility
  • Fr. Wissam Khoury, PhD
    Contract Law | Obligations | Family Law | Property Law | Securities Law | Succession Law
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department of Education

  • Fr. Wadih Al Skayem, PhD
    Educational Technology | Curriculum Design | Learning Design | Leadership and Management
  • Rima Soueidi , PhD
    Educational practices (related to basic education) |Educational technology | Emotional intelligence | Leadership and management | Learning designs | Curriculum designs
  • Joanna Azar, PhD
    Media and Society | Identity, Diversity, and Ethics | Communication Challenges | Misinformation and Fact-Checking

Department of Philosophy

  • Fr. Georges Hobeika, PhD
    Greek Philosophy
  • Fr. Jean (Roland) Akiki, PhD
    Philosophy of Religion
  • Marie Fayad, PhD
    Political and Moral Philosophy | Philosophy of Law | Philosophy of Education
  • Fr. Jean Reaidy, PhD
    Phenomenology and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Randa Abi Aad, PhD
    Philosophical Anthropology | Civilizations issues and cultural mutations
  • Fr. Farid Moujabber, PhD
    Philosophy of Science | Posthumanism | Biotechnology and ethics
  • Karine Demerjian, PhD
    Ethical Philosophy | Philosophy of Justice | Philosophy of Education

Department of Psychology and Social Sciences

  • Mirna Mzawak, PhD
    Sociology of the family | Sociology of religions | Sociology of the youth | Sociology of social work
  • Nadine Zalaket, PhD
    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

  • Nicole Saliba Chalhoub, PhD
    Applied psychoanalysis | Applied hermeneutics | Aesthetics and reception of the postmodern French novel | Phenomenological intentionality | Cultures of postmodernity and hypermodernity
  • Mireille Issa, PhD
    Medievalism | Medieval-Latinism | Literature (Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance), Languages (Latin and old French), History and Anthropology (Middle Ages)
  • Lea El Yahchouchi Abi Chaker, PhD
    Sociolinguistics | translation and interpreting | Differentiation instruction with a focus on Business English | Literature: Narrative and psychoanalytical analysis with a focus on Lebanese contemporary novels, among others
  • Christelle Stephan Hayek, PhD
    Literature and Identity | Literature and Memory | French Language Teaching | FLE (French as Foreign Language)
  • Ranya Salameh, PhD
    Translation Studies | Language Sciences | Translators’ Training | Cultural References | Identity and Alterity | Translation and Gender | Intercultural Communication
  • Samar El Hage, PhD
    Modern drama analysis | Linguistics: pragmatics and enunciation | Rhetoric and communication | Francophone Literature | Discourse analysis
  • Rima Mattar Mazraani, PhD
    Cultural interferences in the translation process
  • Rabih Nabhan, PhD
    Learning Disabilities and Linguistics | Technology Enhanced Language Learning | Second Language Acquisition | English Language Deficiencies and Applied Linguistics | Discourse Analysis and Linguistic Features
  • Randa Saliba Chidiac, PhD
    Translation from & into Arabic – English | Economic translation | Translation of Advertisement

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Walid Hleihel, PhD
    Human Physiology and Physiopathology
  • Naim Ouaïni, PhD
    Chemistry: analytical chemistry; industrial chemistry; physical chemistry | Food science: food analytical chemistry; food microbiology; Food control; Food Fraud | Environmental sciences: surface water quality; water microbiology; monitoring and assessment | Biodiversity: essential oils; medicinal plants; analytical chemistry
  • Joseph Saab, PhD
    Research Team: ThEAA Group (Thermodynamic of Equilibrium and Advanced Analysis)
    Bio-electrochemical Sensing & Multiphases Analysis of Medicines and Biomarkers
    Physico-chemical Properties Determination of Organic Molecules | Aqueous Solubility of Heavy xenobiotics/Hydrocarbons molecules in Static and Dynamic Modes | Vapor Pressure measurement| Liquid-Liquid and Solid-Gas Phases Equilibria | Potential of Bioaccumulation of Organic Xenobiotics | Air-Water Partition Coefficient of Organic Xenobiotics | Water and Air Organic Pollution | Production Intensification of Industrial Process | Case of heavy industry
  • Nathalie Estephan, PhD
    Analytical Chemistry : Quality Control, Spectroscopy, Chemometrics and Data Processing
  • Walid harb, PhD
    Molecular Simulation and Modeling | Computer chemistry and biochemistry | Molecular and supramolecular chemistry | Green chemistry | Sustainable Development and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Department of Computer Science and IT

  • Charbel Fares, PhD
    Image Processing | Virtual Reality | Robotics | Machine Architecture and Software Engineering
  • Ali Rachini, PhD
    Computer & Telecommunication | Security | Machine Learning
  • Georges Badr, PhD
    Computer Human Interaction | Artificial intelligence | Assistive technologies | Software keyboards | Machine learning | Computer vision | e-health
  • Lise Safatly Demirdjian, PhD
    Machine Learning | Software Defined Radio | Image Processing | Data Mining

Department of Biology

  • Faten El Hage Yahchouchi, PhD
    Basic and applied immunology | Molecular Biology | Genetic Engineering
  • Elissar Hayek, PhD
    Cell and Molecular Biology | Metabolism | Inflammatory and degenerative diseases

Department of Mathematics

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

Institute of History

  • Fr. Karam Rizk, PhD
    History of Medieval and Contemporary Lebanon
  • Fr. Joseph Moukarzel, PhD
    History of Medieval Lebanon
  • Fr. Elias Hanna, PhD
    History of Religions and Religious Anthropology
  • Antoine Habchi, PhD
    Modern History | Middle-East History | Current affairs and Political Regimes | Leadership
  • Paul Abi Khattar Zgheib, PhD
    History (micro history) | Profane image and sacred image

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

  • Sophie Julien, PhD
    Metabolic diseases associated with cancer | Human nutrition | Mediterranean Diet | Fundamental biology | Human physiology | Public Health
  • Yonna Sacre Al Shamy, PhD
    Public health and community nutrition | Dietary diversity | Nutritional epidemiology |Nutrition throughout the lifecycle | Food safety

Department of Arts in Performing Arts

  • Lena Saadé Gebran, PhD
    Theatre | Sacred theatre | Social Theatre | Sacred theatre | Drama therapy
School of Music and Performing Arts
  • Fr. Youssef Tannous, PhD
    Lebanese Music and Musicians | Arab Music and Musicians | Sacred Chants | Ethnomusicological Research: chants, instruments, etc. | Arabo-occidental Musical Inter-influence
  • Fr. Badih Hage (El), PhD
    Musicology | Ethnomusicology | Popular & Traditional Music | Lebanese Music and Musicians | Arab Music and Musicians | Syriac Music
  • Edward Yerwant Torokian, PhD
    Sacred Music | Western Music Analysis and Theory Courses | Composition and arrangement
  • Fr. Milad Tarabay, PhD
    Musicology | Ethnomusicology | Sacred Music | Choir Training, Conducting, and Human Vocal
School of Engineering
  • Lara Hanna Wakim, PhD
    Food Process Engineering | Food Safety | Quality Insurance in the Food Industry
  • Nabil Nemer, PhD
    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)
  • Alain Abi Rizk, PhD
    Animal physiopathology (microorganisms, infection, interaction) | Genetic of populations | Cellular Biology, Animal Virology, Animal Oncology
  • Joseph Zalaket, PhD
    Planning in Artificial Intelligence
  • Samar Azzi Achkouti, PhD
    Chemistry of honey and wine | Essential oils | Wineries waste
  • Béchara Nehme, PhD
    Electrical Engineering, Photovoltaic Modules | Microgrids | Energy management Systems| Control
  • Sandy Rihana, PhD
    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
  • Joseph El Assad, PhD
    Energy Efficiency | Renewable Energies | Energy Policy | Mechatronics | Optoelectronic Sensors
  • Nemr El Hajj, PhD
    Composites & Advanced Materials | Agro-composites | Plastics Recycling
  • Tilda Karkour Akiki, PhD
    Renewable Energies: Photovoltaic Panels and Fuel Cells | Sustainable Development: Natural Systems Capacities and Natural Resources
  • Youssef El Rayes, PhD
    Process engineering applied to Food and Wine | Membrane processes, Microbial Interactions | Secondary Metabolites and Bioactive compounds from microorganisms | plants and food wastes
  • Nancy Zgheib Tabet, PhD
    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
  • Adib Akl , PhD
    Telecom engineering | Signal and image processing | Analysis and synthesis of orientation and tensor-valued spatial processes
Pontifical Faculty of Theology
  • Fr. Jean Azzam, PhD
    Biblical Sciences
  • Fr. Ayoub Chahwan, PhD
    Biblical Theology
  • Fr. Gaby Hachem, PhD
  • Fr. Wahib Khawaji, PhD
    Moral Theology
  • Fr. Hady Mahfouz, PhD
    Bible, especially New Testament
  • Mgr. Antoine Jabbour Mikhael, PhD
    Dogmatic Theology | Philosophy and Theology
  • Fr. Marwan Azar, PhD
    Dogmatic Theology | Philosophy and Theology
  • Fr. Antoine Ahmar (Al), PhD
    Dogmatic Theology
  • Fr. Charbel Chlela, PhD
    Ethic Fundamental Theology | Bioethics | Familial and sexual ethics | Health pastoral care: assistance to ill people and terminally-ill patients
  • Fr. Michel Abou Tacca, PhD
    Canon Law
  • Fr. Charbel Kayrouz, PhD
    Practical Theology | Pastoral Theology
  • Fr. Elias Ghattas Al Jamhoury, PhD
    Patrology | Spiritual Theology
School of Architecture and Design
  • Hany Kahwaji-Janho, PhD
    Built heritage restoration and conservation | Romano-byzantine archaeology in the Near-East | Medieval and ottoman Christian religious architecture in Lebanon | Mandate period architectural heritage in Lebanon
  • Victor Takchi, PhD
    Architectural graphic data bases management | Virtual spaces and communication technologies in architecture | Urban design (Mediterranean and Gulf area cities)
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