Doctoral College

Eligible PhD Thesis Supervisors

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
    Ethnomusicology | Popular Traditional Music of the Arab Middle East | Bedouin Music | Syriac Music | Arab Music.
  • Edward Yerwant Torokian, PhD
    Sacred Music | Western Music Analysis and Theory Courses | Composition and arrangement
  • Lena Saadé Gebran, PhD
    Contemporary Lebanese theatre | Sacred theatre | Drama therapy
  • Fr. Milad Tarabay, PhD
    Musicology | Ethnomusicology | Sacred Music | Choir Training, Conducting, and Human Vocal
Business School
  • Nehme Azoury, PhD
    Marketing and Management
  • Fr. Georges Azzi, PhD
    Management and Finance
  • Badih Baz, PhD
    Management | Business Information
  • Madonna Salameh Ayanian, PhD
    Leadership | Human Resource Management | Entrepreneurship | Strategic Management With a main focus on women in the workplace
  • Daniele Khalife Fraiha, PhD
    Private equity in general and venture capital in particular | Corporate governance Value creation | Organizational theory
  • Mario Sassine, PhD
    Family business and dynastic phenomenon | Corporate governance | Human resources management and social audit
  • Antoine Habchi, PhD
    Modern History | Middle-East History | Current affairs and Political Regimes | Leadership
  • Nada Sarkis, PhD
    Strategic management | Entrepreneurship | Marketing strategies (consumer behavior, communication, digital marketing)
School of Law and Political Science
  • Fr. Talal Hachem, PhD
    Canon Law
  • Ghada Karam, PhD
    Civil Law | Contract Law | Private International Law | International Arbitration | Internatio0nal Trade Law | Business law
  • Haitham Sakr, PhD
    Administrative Law | Human Rights Law | Public Service
  • Mathieu Gerth, PhD
    Political Historian of the 20th Century who Specializes on Cold War Anti-Communism | American Politics | Contemporary British History.
  • Celine Baaklini Ziade, PhD
    Civil law | contract law | civil liability | named contacts | medical law
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department of Philosophy

  • Fr. Georges Hobeika, PhD
    Greek Philosophy
  • Fr. Jean (Roland) Akiki, PhD
    Philosophy of Religion
  • Marie Fayad, PhD
    Political Philosophy | Nietzschean Thought
  • Fr. Jean Reaidy, PhD
    Phenomenology and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Randa Abi Aad, PhD
    Philosophical Anthropology | Civilizations issues and cultural mutations | Philosophy and mysticism | Edith Stein
  • 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
    Poetic Genres | Contemporary and Present French Fiction | Psychoanalysis applied to Literature | Hermeneutics applied to Literature
  • Mireille Issa, PhD
    Medievalism | Medieval-Latinism | Literature (Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance), Languages (Latin and ancient 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
    Stylstics | Rhethoric | Theater (16th and 17th centuries – Jean Racine) | Language Teaching | FLE (French as Foreign Language)
  • Ranya Salameh, PhD
    Translation Studies | Language Sciences | Translators’ Training | Cultural References | Identity and Intercultural Communication
  • Samar El Hage, PhD
    Theater and performing arts | Linguistics and sociolinguistics (especially pragmatics and enunciation) | Rhetoric and communication | Literature
  • 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

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Walid Hleihel, PhD
    Human Physiology and Physiopathology
  • Naim Ouaïni, PhD
    Chemistry : Food sciences, analytical, didactics, environmental, industrial, physical | Biochemistry : food sciences, analytical, environmental, microbiological
  • Joseph Saab, PhD
    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
  • 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 chemistry

Department of Computer Science and IT

  • Charbel Fares, PhD
    Image Processing | Virtual Reality | Robotics | Machine Architecture and Software Engineering

Department of Biology

  • Faten El Hage Yahchouchi, PhD
    Basic and applied immunology | Molecular Biology | Genetic Engineering

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

Department of Religious and oriental Sciences

  • Fr. Augustin Mouhanna, PhD
  • Fr. Ziad Sacre, PhD
    Liturgy | Theology | History

Institute of History

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

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

  • Sophie Julien Sukarieh (El), PhD
    Metabolic diseases associated with cancer | Human nutrition | Epidemiological studies | Fundamental biology | Human physiology | Public Health
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 Zalake, PhD
    Planning in Artificial Intelligence
  • Samar Azzi Achkouti, PhD
    Chemistry of honey and wine | Essential oils | Wineries waste
  • Charles Yaacoub, PhD
    Joint Source-Channel Coding; Distributed Video Coding | High Dynamic Range Images; Analysis/Synthesis of 2D/3D Textures | Image Processing; Telecommunication Systems
  • 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
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
    Biblical Sciences
  • Fr. Antoine Jabbour Mikhael, PhD
    Théologie (Sacra Theologia)
  • Fr. Marwan Azar, PhD
  • Fr. Antoine Ahmar (Al), PhD
    Catholic 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 and pastoral theology | catechesis | religious pluralism
School of Architecture and Design
  • Antoine Fichfich, PhD
  • Paul Abi Khattar Zgheib, PhD
    Photographic Image | Sacred Art | History (micro history)
  • Hany Kahwaji-Janho, PhD
    Archaeology and the Built Heritage Restoration.
    Research topics: Roman temples architecture in the Near East, Christian Religious architecture in Lebanon, Mandate period architecture in Lebanon
  • Victor Takchi, PhD
    Computer-aided Design | Graphic Database Management for Architecture | Virtual Space and Communication Technologies in Architecture | Urban Design (mainly Mediterranean and Gulf cities)
  • May Farhat, PhD
    History of Art; Islamic Architecture in general; Safavid and Ottoman Architecture (Iran, Ottoman Empire), in particular.
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