Dr. Mars Semaan joined LAU as an assistant professor of physics in October of 1996. He was appointed Dean for Students on February 1, 2002 and promoted to associate professor of physics with limited tenure in September 2002.
Before returning to Lebanon, Dr. Semaan had served at Texaco Inc., the international oil exploration and production company, as a geophysicist as of 1982. He progressed through the ranks in research, production and management, and in 1994, became the exploration manager of Caltex, the subsidiary of Texaco in Indonesia. He left Texaco in July 1996 to join LAU.
While with Texaco, Dr. Semaan received the Society of Exploration Geophysicist’s paper of the year award in October 1990.
During his career, Dr. Semaan has presented and published many papers in international conferences and journals. His current scientific research interests are in positron annihilation spectroscopy.
- Ph.D. in Atomic Physics, 1982, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
- M.S. in Atomic Physics, 1978, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
- Licenses en Physique et Chimie, 1974, Academie Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
Associate Professor of Physics
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