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                          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.