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Dr.Lucy Semerjian CHAIR & ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Academic RankAssistant Professor

Specialization:

  • Environmental Science and Technology

Research Interests:

  • Emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals, personal care products and hormones) and the receiving environment • Water quality and treatment • Wastewater treatment and reuse • Water treatment chemistry – emerging contaminants, disinfection and disinfection by-products; metal removal technologies, pollutant adsorption isotherms and kinetic studies, electro-coagulation • Environmental pollution control • Environmental sampling protocols, analytical chemistry and instrumentation

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E• Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences School of Archeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences University of Bradford, United Kingdom • M.S. in Environmental Sciences (Concentration: Environmental Technology) Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon • B.S. in Health Sciences Faculty of Health Sciences American University of Beirut, Lebanon
• Sep 2017 – Present: Chair & Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Health Sciences College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah – Sharjah, UAE • Sep 2015 – Present: Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Health Sciences College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah – Sharjah, UAE • Oct 2014 – Aug 2015: Environmental Consultant – Lead Water Quality Expert for “Development of Environmental Health for the Emirate of Dubai - Dubai Municipality”, for Earth Link and Advanced Resources Development, Dubai, UAE • Jan 2014 – Aug 2015: Environmental Consultant - Lead Water Quality Expert for “Water Quality Survey for the Common Seawater Supply Project – South Oil Company”, for Earth Link and Advanced Resources Development, Dubai, UAE • Jan. 2014-June 2014: Adjunct Faculty in Environmental Science and Engineering Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering American University in Dubai –Dubai, UAE • Jan 2001-July 2013: Research Associate/Lecturer/Coordinator of Environmental Engineering Research Center Civil & Environmental Engineering Faculty of engineering and Architecture American University of Beirut, Beirut – Lebanon • Nov. 1994-Dec. 2000: Senior Master in Environmental Control, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut - Lebanon
Professional Activities ACADEMIC CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS ATTENDED (2015-2018) • “Strategic Instruction and Services for University Students with Learning Difficulties”, Institute of Leadership in Higher Education/ Beacon College, UoS, 19-20 Sep 2018 • ExamSoft Training Workshop, College of Medicine UoS, 29 May 2018 • Assessment: Principles, Marking, and Feedback (by Prof. Claire Milsom), Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, UoS, 22-24 April 2018 • “Panel Discussion on the topic Innovation, Sustainable Development – New Manifesto for SDGs”, organized by Emirates Environmental Group, 18 Feb 2018, Modul University, Dubai, UAE • “Setting Expectations for Learning in a Course” (by Prof. Jeffrey Froyd), Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, UOS, 14 Jan 2018 • “Designing Course-based Assessment Approaches” (by Prof. Jeffrey Froyd), Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, UOS, 16 Jan 2018 • “Research-based Course Design – Putting it all Together” (by Prof. Jeffrey Froyd), Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, UOS, 18 Jan 2018 • “Clean Air Forum” hosted by Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi, 10-11 Dec, 2017 • 17th Cycle of Intercollege Environmental Public Speaking Competition organized by Emirates Environmental Group, 27-28 Nov 2017, Dubai Knowledge Park, UAE • The 5th Emirati-German Congress in Medicine, UoS, 25-27 Nov 2017 • World Green Economy Summit, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE, 24-25 Oct, 2017 (also attended the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition, WETEX) • “Development of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Strat up, Spin off, Incubation, and Acceleration”, Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development in collaboration with University of Malaga – Spain, and European Association EBN, UoS, 9-11 October, 2017 • Training workshop on “iThenticate: Professional Plagiarism Prevention”, UoS, 9 Nov 2017 • “Branding and Social Media Policy at UoS”, UoS, 4 Oct 2017 • “UAE Towards a Cleaner Production”, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Emirates Global Aluminum, UAE (2 Oct, 2017) • Promoting Deep Learning Using Internet Technologies, Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, UOS, 1 May 2017. • Joint Workshop on Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences and Research Institute of Science and Engineering, UOS, 13 April 2017. • Strategic Planning and Leadership in Higher Education, Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, UOS, 7-9 March 2017. • “The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Their Implementation with Reference to the Gulf” (by Drs. Olof Linden and Anders Wijkman), American University of Sharjah, 15 Feb 2017 • “Research and Publishing in Higher Education” (by Prof. Jeffrey Froyd, University of Texas A&M), Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, UOS, 2 Feb 2017 • Designing an Instructional Plan Incorporating Research-based Instructional Strategies (by Prof. Jeffrey Froyd, University of Texas A&M), Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, UOS, 1 Feb 2017 • Attended Taskstream workshop by Deanship of Quality Assurance, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Team, UOS, January 24, 2017 • Blackboard Collaborate for interactive online teaching and learning, Academic Computing Section, Information Technology Center, UOS, UAE (27 Nov., 2016) • National Workshop on National Biosafety Framework, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Dubai, UAE (18-19 April, 2016) • University of Sharjah By-Laws for Faculty Promotion, UOS, UAE (11 April 2016) • 17th International Conservation Workshop for Arabia’s Biodiversity, Environment and Protected Areas Authority, Sharjah, UAE (8-11 Feb, 2016) • Training workshop on Taskstream, UOS, UAE (Jan, 2016) • Training workshop on HR Self-Service: online CV & Credentials update, UOS,(Jan 2016) • 15th Annual Student Workshop “Global Environmental Challenges – From Green Attitude to Green Action”, EEG, Dubai, UAE (5 Nov. 2015) • 10th Dubai International Food Safety Conference, Dubai, UAE (27-28 Oct, 2015) • University of Sharjah By-Laws for New Faculty, UOS, UAE (24-25 Aug, 2015) • Development of skills in the use of e-services at UOS, UAE (1 Sep, 2015) PROFESSIONAL LABORATORY TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT March 2017 The Relationship of the Field Sampler & the Lab (webinar), Test America Laboratory, Inc. On-line Educational Programs, United States of America Nov 2016 Chemical analysis of sediments – Sediments are more than wet dirt (webinar), Test America Laboratory, Inc. On-line Educational Programs, United States of America Nov 2016 Inside the black box of an environmental testing laboratory – basic analytical procedures (webinar), Test America Laboratory, Inc. On-line Educational Programs, United States of America March 2013 Theories and hands-on training of Gas Chromatography Agilent Technologies, Environmental Engineering Research Center, American University of Beirut, Lebanon March 2013 Theories and hands-on training of High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Agilent Technologies, Environmental Engineering Research Center, American University of Beirut, Lebanon March 2011 Training workshop on “Wastewater Treatment and Reuse”, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, ENPI Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme, Beirut, Lebanon Dec 2011 Training session on real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), KAS Central Research Science Laboratory-AUB Jan 2011 Training - Scanning Electron Microscopy, KAS Central Research Science Laboratory-AUB May 2006 Theories and hands-on training of Thermo Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Flame, graphite furnace, hydride generation), Thermo Electron Corporation, Cambridge, United Kingdom Dec. 2004 Theories and hands-on training of NOVA 2200 Automated Surface Area and Pore Size Analyzer with NOVA AWIN2 software, Central Research Science Laboratory-AUB Nov. 2000 Theories/ hands-on training: ICP, HPLC, GC, UV-VIS Core Environmental Laboratory-AUB/Environmental Institute-Slovakia, American University of Beirut May-June 1996 Environmental Analytical Techniques and Instrumentation: Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography, Elemental Analysis United States Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio, USA May –June 1996 Environmental Analytical Techniques and Instrumentation Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography, Oil Analysis, Elemental Analysis University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA April 1996 Introduction to LC and HPLC DOS ChemStation, Ref 1116, Hewlett Packard, Americas Technical Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA April 1996 HP 6890/ALS/Asterix ChemStation Operation, Ref. 1117, Hewlett Packard, Americas Technical Center, Georgia, USA SELECTED ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Invited speaker, “Building Sustainable Cities”, Greywater Reuse: A step towards sustainable water management, Harvard College in Asia Program, American University in Dubai, UAE (2014). Moderator (by invitation), “Water Innovations and Young Entrepreneurs” Seminar, “From Lab to Market: Focusing on Water Technologies” session, World Bank/ISESCO-CMI, Beirut, Lebanon (2012). Developing and delivering “Water Quality Assurance/Quality Control” training course for Khatib and Alami Consolidated Engineering Company, Beirut, Lebanon (2010).
• 2006-present Member, International Water Association (IWA) • 2016-Present Member, Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Emerging Contaminants Affecting Wastewater Reuse in The Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • Assessing Water Quality in Water dispensers, Coolers , and Household and Building Water Storage Tanks in United Arab Emirates • Occurrence of Pharmaceuticals and Hormones in Effluent Discharges and Receiving Environment • Adsorbents and pollutant adsorption mechanism and kinetics • Bioremediation of PAH-contaminated marine sediments using sediment microbial fuel cells • Assessment of disinfection by-products formation in drinking waters • Electrocoagulation
1. L. Semerjian, A. Shanableh, M. Semreen, M. Samarai, “Human Health Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in Treated Wastewater Reused for Non-potable Applications in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates”, Environment International, 121, pp. 325-331, 2018. 2. L. Semerjian, “Removal of Heavy Metals (Cu, Pb) from Aqueous Solutions Using Pine (Pinus halepensis) Sawdust: Equilibrium, Kinetic, and Thermodynamic Studies, Environmental Technology & Innovation, 12, pp. 91-103, 2018. 3. M. Semreen, A. Shanableh, L. Semerjian , H. Alniss, M. Mousa, X. Bai, and K. Acharya, “Simultaneous Determination of Pharmaceuticals by Solid-Phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry: a case study from Sharjah Sewage Treatment Plant”, submitted to Journal of Chromatography A (under review), 2018. 4. A. Shanableh, M. Semreen, L. Semerjian , M. Mousa and N. Darwish, “Presence and Fate of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) In Sharjah Main Wastewater Treatment Plant”, International Conference on Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ICCIE’2018), March 13-14, 2018, American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE 5. Semerjian, L., Abdulmonim, S., Al-Jabri, N., and Yousef, A., “Water Quality Assessment of Selected Public Water Coolers in Sharjah, UAE”, 4th International Conference on Water and Society, June 5-7, 2017, Seville, Spain. 6. Hamdan H., Salam, D., Hari, A.R., Semerjian, L., Saikaly, P., “Bioremediation of PAHs-Contaminated Marine Sediments Using SMFCs Under Different Redox Conditions”, Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, May 22-25, 2017, Miami, Florida, USA. 7. Semerjian, L., Abdulmonim, S., Al-Jabri, N., and Yousef, A., “Water Quality Assessment of Selected Public Water Coolers in Sharjah, UAE”, Wessex Institute of Technology Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, vol. 216, 2017. 8. Hamdan H., Salam, D., Hari, A.R., Semerjian, L., Saikaly, P., “Assessment of the performance of SMFCs in the bioremediation of PAHs in contaminated marine sediments under different redox conditions and analysis of the associated microbial communities”, Science of the Total Environment, 575C, pp. 1453-1461, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.232 9. Semerjian, L., “Untreated pine (Pinus halepensis) sawdust: A promising cost-effective adsorbent for minimizing environmental health risks from cadmium pollution”, International Conference on Solutions for a Better Life: Future World Leaders, 21-25 Feb 2016, UOS, UAE. 10. Semerjian, L., Damaj, A., and Salam, D., “Comparative study of humic acid removal and floc characteristics by electrocoagulation and chemical coagulation”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(11), pp. 670-685, 2015. 11. Semerjian, L., Haber E., Mouannes, E., Kayali ElAlem, S., Ewies, J, and Al Daawi, H., “Microbial Concrete”, 13th FEA Student and Alumni Conference, American University of Beirut, 2014 (Best Paper Award) 12. Sayess, R., Saikaly, P. E., El–Fadel, M., Lib, D., and Semerjian L., “Reactor performance in terms of COD and nitrogen removal and bacterial community structure of a three–stage rotating bioelectrochemical contactor”, Water Research, 47(2), pp. 881-94, 2013. 13. Saadeh M., Semerjian, L., and Amacha, N., “Physicochemical evaluation of the upper Litani River watershed, Lebanon,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2012, Article ID 462467, 2012. 14. Ayoub, G. M., Hamzeh, A., and Semerjian, L., “Post treatment of tannery wastewater using lime/bittern coagulation and activated carbon adsorption”, Desalination, vol. 273, No. 2-3, pp.359-365, 2011. 15. Sayess R., Saikaly P., El-Fadel M. , Ayoub G. , and Semerjian L. “Integrating Microbial Fuel Cells into Rotating Biological Contactor Systems for Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Electricity Generation”, Third International Microbial Fuel Cell Conference, Netherlands, June 6-8, 2011. 16. Semerjian, L., “Equilibrium and kinetics of cadmium adsorption from aqueous solutions using untreated Pinus halepensis sawdust”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 173, pp. 236-242, 2010. 17. Semerjian, L., “Quality assessment of various bottled waters marketed in Lebanon”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 172, No. 1-4, pp. 275-285, 2010. 18. Semerjian, L., Dennis, J., and Ayoub, G. “Trihalomethane formation potential in selected drinking waters of Lebanon”, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, vol. 9, issue 3, pp. 321-335, 2009. 19. Semerjian, L., Dennis, J., and Ayoub, G. “Modeling the formation of trihalomethanes in drinking waters of Lebanon”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 149, issue 1, pp. 429-436, 2009. 20. Semerjian, L., Dennis, J., and Ayoub, G. “Occurrence, formation, and speciation of trihalomethanes in drinking waters of Lebanon”, Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST 2007), Kos Island, Greece, 5-7 Sep, 2007. 21. Semerjian, L., Dennis, J., and Ayoub, G. “Spatial and seasonal evolution of trihalomethanes in water distribution systems in Lebanon”, Journal of Water Supply: Research & Technology-AQUA, vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 263-273, 2007. 22. Semerjian, L., and Dennis, J. “Multipathway risk assessment of trihalomethane exposure in drinking water of Lebanon”, Journal of Water & Health, vol. 5, No. 4, 511-522, 2007.
1. Graduation Project Supervisor, “Radioactivity in bottled waters, associated doses and lifetime risk assessment in the United Arab Emirates”, Hadya AlRajabi, Nimra Naaz, and Rim Kasfah, Environmental Health Sciences, UOS, Spring 2017-18. 2. Graduation Project Supervisor, “A Comparative Study of Microbial Contamination Between University and Household Bottled Water Dispensers”, M. Ibrahim and B. Mohammed, Environmental Health Sciences, UOS, Fall 2017-18. 3. Graduation Project Supervisor, “What is in Your Household Water Storage Tank? A Quality Assessment in Selected Areas of Sharjah”, H. Obaid and H. Zarouni, Environmental Health Sciences, UOS, Spring 2016-17. 4. Graduation Project Supervisor, “Management of Sensitive Marine Species During Construction of Artificial Coastal Developments in UAE: The Case of Coral Reefs”, J. Al Mheiri, Environmental Health Sciences, UOS, Spring 2016-17. 5. PhD thesis committee member, “Microbial degradation of high molecular weight PAHs and weathered crude oil using marine SMFCs”, H. Hamdan, PhD Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, expected 2018. 6. MS thesis committee member, “Effect of Algal Surface Area And Species Interactions in Toxicity Testing Bioassays”, L. Kamareddine, MS Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Sep 2017. 7. Graduation Project Supervisor, “Water Quality Assessment of Selected Public Water Coolers in Sharjah, UAE”, A. Yousef, N. Al Jabri, and S. Abdulmonim, Environmental Health Sciences, UOS, Spring 2015-16. 8. Graduation Project Supervisor, “Microbial Concrete”, E. Haber, E. Mouannes, S. Kayali El Alem, J. Ewies, and H. Al Daawi, Final Year Project – Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2014 (Best Graduation Project Award, CEE/FEA/AUB). 9. Thesis committee member, “Bioremediation of PAH-contaminated marine sediments using sediment microbial fuel cells”, H. Hamdan, MS Environmental Technology, AUB, 2014. 10. Thesis committee member, “Transfer of bacteria and pharmaceuticals via vapor in solar desalination units”, L. Dahdah, MS Environmental Technology, AUB, 2013. 11. Thesis committee member, “Integrating microbial fuel cells into rotating biological contactor systems for simultaneous wastewater treatment and electricity generation”, R. Sayess, MS Environmental Technology, AUB, 2011. 12. Thesis committee member, “Harvesting electricity from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste using microbial fuel cells”, J. El Chakhtoura, MS Environmental Technology, AUB, 2011.
Awards and Recognitions  First-place award from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences for the Graduation Project “Radioactivity in bottled waters, associated doses and lifetime risk assessment in the United Arab Emirates”, Hadya AlRajabi, Nimra Naaz, and Rim Kasfah (Semerjian, L. –Research Project Supervisor), College of Health Sciences Students Research Forum, University of Sharjah, May 2018.  First-Prize winner in the 17th Cycle of Intercollege Environmental Public Speaking Competition organized by Emirates Environmental Group in the Theme: People and the Planet "Finding a Sustainable Balance", Students: Hadya Al Rajaby, Rim Kasfah, Nimra Naaz, Mariyam Ibrahim (Semerjian, L. – Academic Supervisor), 27-28 Nov 2017, Dubai Knowledge Park, UAE.  Finalist participant at the 6th United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition Forum, Abu Dhabi University, 30 April 2018, ““A Comparative Study of Microbial Contamination Between University and Household Bottled Water Dispensers”, Students: M. Ibrahim and B. Mohammed, (Semerjian, L. – Research Project Supervisor), Environmental Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah.  Finalist participant at the 5th United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition Forum, Abu Dhabi University, 8 May 2017, “What is in Your Household Water Storage Tank? A Quality Assessment in Selected Areas of Sharjah”, Students: H. Obaid Al Jahdami and H. Ahmad Zarouni (Semerjian, L. – Research Project Supervisor), Environmental Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah.  Nominated participant at the 11th UOS Annual Scientific Research Forum, 16 May 2017, “What is in Your Household Water Storage Tank? A Quality Assessment in Selected Areas of Sharjah”, H. Obaid Al Jahdami and H. Ahmad Zarouni (Semerjian, L. – Research Project Supervisor), Environmental Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah.  Sixth place achievement for the Graduation Project “What is in Your Household Water Storage Tank? A Quality Assessment in Selected Areas of Sharjah”, H. Obaid Al Jahdami and H. Ahmad Zarouni (Semerjian, L. – Graduation Research Project Supervisor), Environmental Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences Students Research Forum, UOS, May 2017  Best Paper Award for Final Year Project “Microbial Concrete” Haya Al Daawi, Janan Ewies, Elias Haber, Elie Mouannes, Sarah Kayali El-Alem (Semerjian, L. – Final Year Project Supervisor), 13th FEA Student and Alumni Conference, American University of Beirut, 2014.  International Biodiversity Day at AUB (IBDAA) Award (Research Category) for the CIVE 351: Environmental Microbiology course project “Biofuel cells: Current applications and environmental sustainability” (Semerjian, L. – Research Project Supervisor), Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, 2010.  Emerald Literati Award of Excellence 2004 for “A health-based socio-economic assessment of drinking water quality: The case of Lebanon”, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 353-368, 2003 by El-Fadel M., Maroun R., Semerjian L., and Harajli H.  Dean’s Honor List for Academic Achievement, 1991, 1992, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
ACADEMIC COMMITTEES & WORKGROUPS (UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, DEPARTMENTAL AT UOS (2015 – PRESENT) Contributing member in preparing the Business Plan proposal for a Master of Science program in Environmental Health - Department of Environmental Health Sciences, CHS, UoS, 2015-16 Contributing member in preparing the Initial Accreditation Document for the Master of Science program in Environmental Health - Department of Environmental Health Sciences, CHS, UoS, 2016- Present. Committee member in preparing the Business Plan proposal for a Master of Science program in Environmental Science and Engineering – College of Engineering, UoS, 2016. Committee member in preparing the Initial Accreditation Document for the Master of Science program in Environmental Science and Engineering – College of Engineering, UoS, March 2017- Present College of Health Sciences Research Forum Organizing Committee member, UoS, 2017 Member (2016-present) and Rapporteur (2017-2018) in College of Health Sciences Council member, UoS. Member (2018-present) in “Student Assessment Committee”, College of Health Sciences, UoS Member (2015-present) and Rapporteur (2016-2017) in EHS Department Council, Environmental Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, UoS Member (2015-2018) and Rapporteur (2016-2017) in “Research & Conference Committee”, College of Health Sciences, UoS Member in the College Recruitment Committee (For PT & MDI department), College of Health Sciences, UoS Member in Ad hoc committee for evaluating CHS student and Faculty Research for Sharjah Islamic Bank Award 2016-2017, March 2017 Member in workgroup for assessing UOS status towards “Sharjah Green Award”, UOS, 2016 Member in Ad hoc Committee for Offering New University Elective by College of Health Sciences, UOS, 2016 Member in meeting workgroup with UOS re-licensure team, UOS, Sep 2016 Member in “Student Affairs and Academic Advising Committee”, College of Health Sciences, UOS, 2015-2016 Contributing member in establishing a new proposed Research Group on “Water and Environment”, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2015-2016. SCHOLARLY COMMUNITY SERVICES (2015-PRESENT) Member of the “2018 Think Science Competition Scientific Review Committee” (Nov 2017) Selected Judge in 6th UAE Undergraduate Research Competition, 30 April 2018 Editorial Board Member for “Frontiers in Environmental Science, Microbiology and Bioengineering and Biotechnology” (Nov 2017-Present) Member of the International Scientific Committee (by invitation) “Second International Symposium on Materials, Electrochemistry, and Environment” (CIMEE 2018)”, Lebanese University, Lebanon, March 2018 Health Awareness 2017 participation at University of Sharjah, 3 Oct 2017 Member of the International Scientific Committee (by invitation) “Le Premier Colloque International: Les Materiaux, Electrochimie et Environnement (CIMEE)” Ecole Doctorale Sciences et Technologie et la Faculte de Sante Publique, Lebanese University, Lebanon, 22-24 Sep, 2016. Reviewer (by invitation) for submissions to UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (27-28 April, 2016) UOS Open Day Activities representative for CHS: April 2017 & March, 2016 Delivered sessions on “Environmental Health” within the “Introduction to Health Sciences” course, 2015-2016 Delivered “Water Pollution and Conservation” awareness public lecture to school students, Raffles World Academy, Dubai, UAE, May 2016. Encouraged and accompanied EHS students to attend conferences, workshops as well as secured summer internship as available, 2015-present Reviewer for reputable scientific journals, 2010-present PhD thesis committee member, “Microbial degradation of high molecular weight PAHs and weathered crude oil using marine SMFCs”, H. Hamdan, PhD Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, expected 2018. MS thesis committee member, “Effect of Algal Surface Area And Species Interactions in Toxicity Testing Bioassays”, L. Kamareddine, MS Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Sep 2017.
• Act as a facilitator in the teaching/learning process. • Emphasize learning towards reasoned thoughts rather than mere memorization of facts • Encourage active learning and participation from the students through teamwork, group discussions, and communication skills • Impart a positive atmosphere in the classroom, and practice what I address in terms of: the importance of organization, preparation, and homework; respect for other people and their views; the value of clear and effective written and oral communication; the importance of fair assessment; etc.
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