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                Dr. Abdallah Sfeir
                Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs .

   Dean of Engineering and Architecture
Dr. Abdallah Sfeir joined LAU in the Spring of 1995 as Acting Dean of the newly established School of Engineering and Architecture. He was appointed Professor of Mechanical Engineering with Tenure and Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture in October 1, 1996. He was appointed Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs in October 1, 1999.

   Dr. Sfeir received his MS and Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and joined AUB in 1969 where he served as Professor until 1989. He was Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1982-85 and Coordinator of Faculty of Engineering Off-Campus Program from 1985-89. Dr Sfeir joined the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France, in 1989 and was appointed as Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs until 1996. Dr Sfeir also taught and worked with international research teams during his sabbatical leaves at the University of California in Berkeley, and the ENTPE in Lyon, France.

   Dr. Sfeir has published three books and several papers in the areas of thermal sciences and computer algebra. He also served as consultant on a number of projects in Lebanon and abroad, and was elected as General Secretary of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) from 1991 to 1997.