Visiting Professor of Chemistry
Education: BS Lebanese University; MS, PhD University of the Littoral Opal Coast
Research Areas: Materials science; synthesis and characterization; heterogeneous catalysis; waste valorization; biofuels; catalytic reforming reactions
Samer Aouad is a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at New York University Abu Dhabi. He earned his PhD degree in Chemistry from Université du Littoral - Côte d'Opale, France, in 2007.
His research is in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, renewable energy, and environmental remediation. His current work focuses on the synthesis and characterization of novel catalytic materials to promote various chemical reactions such as hydrogen and alternative fuels production, and waste valorization.
Samer Aouad was "Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (ATER)" at the University of the Littoral Opal Coast from 2006 to 2007 and Adjunct Researcher at the Unité de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le Vivant from 2012 to 2023. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Balamand, where he created and led the Environmental Catalysis Laboratory (2008-present). He earned several grants for his excellence in research and was awarded in 2018 the Most Distinguished Supervisor Award from the Lebanese Industrial Research Achievements Program for his dedication to mentorship.