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University of Balamand > Academics > Faculties > Faculty of Engineering > Departments > Civil & Environmental Engineering > Awards > LIRA 2018

LIRA Awards Ceremony

Balamand students claimed first, second and third prizes at the annual Lebanese industrial Research Achievement Program competition (LIRA).

The event took place in Dbayeh on November 28 and 29, 2018, where students from various universities in Lebanon presented their projects.
71 projects were distributed over different categories. Balamand projects were at the Masters level. The projects aimed at improving the innovation and industrial aspects of the engineering design process.

In the Materials and Nanotechnology category, the graduate chemistry student Aida YOUNIS and Eng. Bilal EL KHOURY were the First Prize Winners with their project entitled: “Non Recycled Plastics Conversion into Fuels”. The project was supervised by Dr. Jane ESTEPHANE from the Chemical Engineering Department and Dr. Samer AOUAD from the Chemistry department who were also awarded the Most Distinguished Supervisors Award.
The project deals with the catalytic conversion of plastics into a valuable “syngas”.

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