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LIRA Awards Ceremony

Engineering students from universities across Lebanon had the opportunity to present their industrial research at the annual Lebanese industrial Research Achievement Program competition.
The event took place at UNESCO from October 28 to 30, where students from various universities in Lebanon presented their projects.
51 projects were distributed over different categories and three different degrees. Balamand projects were at the Masters level. The projects aimed at improving the innovation and industrial aspects of the engineering design process, some of them being already in collaboration and partnership with industrial partners, with partial funding from Bank of Lebanon.
Engineering students from the University of Balamand claimed first prize for the Civil, and Chemical engineering disciplines, and the third prize for the biomedical engineering discipline.
Civil Engineering: 
First Prize Winners: Civil engineering students Mrs. Najah Wolley and Mr. Toufic El Chami, supervised by  Dr. Antoine Gergess and Dr. Najib Saliba from the Civil Engineering Department and Dr. Issam Tawk from the Mechanical Engineering Department. Their project was titled “Assessment of the Structural Behavior of Cold Bent Steel Girders.” The industry partners were: ECM sal (Entretien Const. Mechanique), YL Engineering sarl. More.
Electrical Engineering:
Third Prize Winners: Patrick Khoury and Wassim Njeim supervised by Mr. Fadi Rouphael. Their project was titled “Hypothermia alopecia-less cap”. The industry partner is: CHN (Centre Hospitalier du Nord)
Chemical Engineering:
First Prize Winner: Layla Karam supervised by Dr. Nissrine El Hassan. Their project was titled “Reforming Kinetics over Highly Dispersed Nickel Nanoparticles supported on Mesoporous Silica.” Industry Partners: Phoenix Machinery, Indevco Group.
Our congratulations to them!
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