Research Philosophy

Research represents a major part of the activities of the members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Each full-time faculty member, and to a large extent, our part-time faculty members, is involved in research projects that represent original findings and that should ultimately lead to publication in the international scientific arena. The present research activities that are performed in the various departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences encompass a wide range of topics and are constantly evolving with the active recruitment of new faculty members whose expertise comes to complement the existing competencies.

Research Topics

Herbal Medicine & Plant Natural Products
Characterization of medicinal properties of plant extracts Biology
Identification of local medicinal plants Biology
Isolation of plant compounds with medicinal properties Chemistry
Secondary metabolism & cell wall carbohydrates

Cancer Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Cell adhesion and cancer evolution Biology
Chromosomal fragile sites in cancer genetics Biology
Immunology and cytokine-related diseases

Food Safety
Food chemistry Chemistry
Food microbiology

Nano-Science & Nano-Technology
Drug delivery systems using nanoparticles Chemistry

Environmental Pollution, Control and Remediation
Biodiversity Environmental Sciences
Biogenic contribution to atmospheric chemistry Environmental Sciences
Catalysis in atmospheric pollution Chemistry
Catalysis in Hydrogen production Chemistry
Coastal zone management Environmental Sciences
Forest fire management Environmental Sciences
Genotoxicity in waste water

Information Technology
Computing education, edutainment & entrepreneurship Computer Science
Data-driven software development Computer Science
Human factors in software development Computer Science
Mobile computing and clouds Computer Science
Non SQL databases Computer Science
Open source software engineering Computer Science
Visual computing

Computer Science
Biostatistics Mathematics & Biology
Chaos & Dynamical Systems Mathematics
Finite Elements & modeling Mathematics
Image processing for medical applications Mathematics
Manifolds Mathematics
Statistics & Recognition

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences strongly encourages collaborative research between colleagues, whether in the same department or from different departments, within or outside the Faculty and the University. The vast majority of research projects are funded from extramural sources, which include, but are not limited to, the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research ( CNRS-L), the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie ( AUF), USAID, T​empus, or from the University of Balamand’s Research Council​.