Dr. Mars E. Semaan
Dean of Student Services, Byblos
Dr. Mars Semaan joined LAU as an Assistant Professor
of Physics in October of 1996, and was appointed Acting Dean for Student
Services on February 1, 2002.
Mars received his MA and PhD in Atomic Physics
from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, in 1978 and 1982, respectively,
and his “Licenses en Physique et Chimie” in 1974 from the Academie Claude
Bernard, in Lyon, France. He joined Texaco Inc., a major International
Oil exploration and production company, in March of 1982 as a Geophysicist.
He progressed through the ranks in research, production, and management,
and in 1994, became the Exploration manager of Caltex, the subsidiary of
Texaco in Indonesia. He resigned from Texaco in July of 1996 to join LAU.
While with Texaco, Mars received the Society of Exploration Geophysicist’s
paper of the year award in October of 1990. During his career, Dr. Semaan
presented and published many papers in international conferences and journals.