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Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy & Natural Resources
​​​​​Welcome to the Masri Institute Website
The Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was established in June 2007 through a generous endowment pledge of $5 million by AUB Trustee Munib Masri of the Munib R. Masri Foundation. Click here to learn more about the Institute Founders.

The Masri Institute hosted Dr. Ioannis Economou, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar, in a  seminar titled " Advances in Gas Separation: Interplay of Experiments and Theory" on October 20, 2017 at the American University of Beirut. Dr. Economou deliver eda lecture titled "Thermodynamics of fluids under confinement: Molecular models, structure and physical property predictions", The seminar included two additional presentations and was followed by a panel discussion.

 ASHRAE's 3rd International Conference on Efficient Building Design Conference in Lebanon

The Third International ASHRAE conference on Efficient Building Design Conference will be held on October 4-5, 2017 at the American University of Beirut.

The 7th Annual Workshop titled Energy Geo-Science and Engineering was held on April 7, 2017 and hosted Dr. J. Carlos Santamarina, Professor of Earth Science and Engineering, KAUST, and Associate Director of Upstream Petroleum Engineering Research Center. The workshop included 3 additional presentations on selective MI funded research projects, in addition to a poster session to signify the interdisciplinary and collaborative research supported by the Masri Institute.

The Second International Efficient Building Design Conference and Showcase in Lebanon

The Second International Efficient Building Design Conference and Showcase was held on September 22-23, 2016 at the American University of Beirut.

Five internationally renowned speakers discussed the latest advances in the research and development of air-conditioning, clean energy, energy efficiency, and indoor environment.

Oil Price Fluctuations and Future Market Prospects

The first Masri Institute- ESCWA Lecture Series on Energy and Sustainability was held on April 19, 2016 at the American University of Beirut.

Interface Science of Plastic Solar Cells

The Masri Institute hosted Dr. Tobin Marks on April 7 & 8, 2016. The lecture was held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 . In this seminar, challenges and opportunities in molecular photovoltaic interface science were illustrated. It was observed that such rational interface engineering along with improved bulk-heterojunction polymer structures guided by theoretical/computational analysis, affords exceptional fill factors, solar power conversion efficiencies greater than 10%, and enhanced solar cell durability.
You can view the lecture on the following links: (part one)  (part two)

Financing Energy Projects in the Middle East: Uncertainties and Opportunities

A public workshop on Energy Finance in the Middle East was held on Friday, January 22, 2016. The workshop offered an understanding of current and emerging financing models of energy projects in the region highlighting the challenges that investors and governments face, particularly when considering renewables and nuclear power projects. Different themes were discussed from Regional Outlook and Country Perspectives to Country and Technology-based Challenges, Models of Project Financing and Risk Management and Influences.

Enabling Sustainable Energy Utilization through Advances in Phase-Change Heat and Mass Transfer
Srinivas Garimella | Hightower Chair in Engineering,Professor and Director, Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology
December 1, 2015



 The 7th annual workshop on “Energy Geo-Science and Engineering

A regional  event of the Merid project took place on December 1, 2016 in Beirut, Lebanon, titled "Towards enhancing framework conditions for cooperation between the European Union and the Middle East", to raise awareness and improve the opportunities for Middle East scientists to develop successfully their activities.

Munib R. Masri receives the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce Gold Camel Award

ASHRAE's Second International Conference on Efficient Building Design (Al Liwaa, Inn Lebanon, Lebanon Files, NNA, Al Joumhouria, Al Sharq, Al Anwar, Al Balad)


The Pro-Green Project is a professional diploma program for green technologies in Lebanon and Egypt. 

-Study at your own pace and complete the online diploma anywhere in the world.
-Meet professionals from local, regional and worldwide backgrounds.
-Benefit from a more practical, affordable and efficient way of learning.

The diploma can be completed in 12-18 months. Full-time or part-time enrollments are accepted

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Master of Science in Energy Studies

The Master of Science in Energy Studies addresses current and future energy research needs of the region in areas such as energy science and technology, economics, public policy, and energy management. It aims to engage students in the development of energy initiatives, prepare energy studies’ professionals to meet market needs of the region and internationally, advance knowledge in energy science and technology through research, and support energy dialogue for the development of appropriate and informed public policies. The Energy Studies program will be able to address the complex needs of the region and issues of energy mix as linked to development and economies.

The program can be completed in 1.5-2 years. Full-time or part-time enrollments are accepted.

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The Masri Institute provides Funding Opportunities. The 9th research cylcle has been released on Sep 20, 2017.

The deadline for submission of the proposals is February 5, 2018.

Awards will be announced on May 30, 2018.

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