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Ongoing Projects

  • Windmill
  • Oil Pump
  • Bascule de Camion
  • Decree of Welding
  • Octane Nbr. Machine
  • Fire Rated Doors
  • Cleaner Production - Ministry of Industry
  • Pollution Indicators - Ministry of Industry
  • Energy Saving - Ministry of Industry
  • Feasibility Studies - Ministry of Industry
  • Industrial Licenses - Ministry of Industry
  • Energy Saving - Ministry of Energy
  • Insulation on Building - UNDP & Urbanism
  • Cleaner Production Center - EU & Ministry of Environment
  • Pollution in Mediterranean Sea - Ministry of Environment

Scientific Publications

Energy Management in Electrical Smart Grid Environment Using Robust Optimization Algorithm.

F. Y. MELHEM a,b , O. GRUNDERb , Z. HAMMOUDANc , N. MOUBAYEDd

  1. Electrical Laboratory, Technology & Development Directorate, Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), P.O. Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon
  2. Nanomedicine Lab, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC), UTBM, F-90010 Belfort, France
  3. Faculty of Engineering, Université Libano-Francaise, ULF, Tripoli, Lebanon
  4. LaRGES, CRSI, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University, UL, Tripoli, Lebanon

2018 IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (TIA), DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2018.2803728, Publication date: May. 2018, vol. 54, no. 3, Page(s): 2714 - 2726, IEEE PUBLICATIONS.


Thermal and Electrical Load Management in Smart Home Based on Demand Response and Renewable Energy Resources.

F. Y. MELHEM a,b , O. GRUNDER b , Z. HAMMOUDAN c , N. MOUBAYED d

  1. Electrical Laboratory, Technology & Development Directorate, Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), P.O. Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon
  2. Nanomedicine Lab, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC), UTBM, F-90010 Belfort, France
  3. Faculty of Engineering, Université Libano-Francaise, ULF, Tripoli, Lebanon
  4. LaRGES, CRSI, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University, UL, Tripoli, Lebanon

2018 SDIWC International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC), Publication date: Sep. 2018, vol. 8, no. 3, Page(s): 189 - 194, SDIWC PUBLICATIONS.


Muscular maximal strength indices and bone variables in a group of elderly women

Dr rawad el hage, Mr Abdel-Jalil Berro, Dr César El Khoury, Miss Fabienne Frenn , Professor Ghassan Maalouf, Professor Joseph Matta, Dr Maroun Rizkallah, Miss Nathalie Al Rassy, Mr Riad Nasr, Mr watelain Eric.

Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2018, JCLINDENSITOM_2018_12_R1, in press


Positive correlations between free vitamin D and bone variables in a group of young Lebanese men

Rawad el Hage, Abdel-Jalil Berro, Abir Alwan, Amer Sebaaly, Angélique Barakat, Fabienne Frenn, Falah Bachour, Ghassan Maalouf, Joseph Matta , Maroun Rizkallah, Zouhal Hassane, Mirza Howayek Melky

Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2018, JCLINDENSITOM_2018_18, in press


Vitamin D and trabecular bone score in a group of young Lebanese adults

Rawad el hage, Abdel-Jalil Berro, Abir Alwan, Amer Sebaaly, Fabienne Frenn, Falah Bachour, Ghassan Maalouf, Joseph Matta , Maroun Rizkallah, Nathalie Al Rassy, Zouhal Hassane

Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2018, JCLINDENSITOM-2017-103, in press


Positive correlations between free vitamin D and bone variables in a group of young Lebanese women

Rawad El Hage, Abdel Jalil Berro, Abir Alwan, Amer Sebaaly, Angelique Barakat, Fabienne Frenn, Falah Bachour, Joseph Matta , Maroun Rizkallah, Mirza Howayek, Nathalie El Rassy, Zouhal Hassane

Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2018, JCLINDENSITOM-2017-108, in press


Skeletal muscle index and bone variables in a group of young overweight men

C El Khoury, E Lespessailles, A Pinti, G Maalouf, J. Matta, F. Frenn , H Toumi, R El Hage. Conference paper: World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2017).

International Osteoporosis foundation, Osteoporos Int, Springer, p590, 2017


Relations between maximal half squat strength and bone variables in a group of young overweight men

C El Khoury, E Lespessailles, A Pinti, G Maalouf, J. Matta , F. Frenn, H Toumi, R El Hage. Conference paper: World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2017).

International Osteoporosis foundation, Osteoporos Int, Springer, p761, 2017


Serum concentrations of selected organochlorine pesticides in a Lebanese population and their associations to sociodemographic, anthropometric and dietary factors: ENASB study.

Harmouche-Karaki M, Matta J , Helou K, Mahfouz Y, Fakhoury-Sayegh N, Narbonne JF.

Environ Sci Pollut Res. 2017. doi :10.1007/s11356-017-9427-1.


Bone geometric properties of the femoral neck in underweight eumenorrhoeic women

N. Al Rassi, J. Matta, F. Frenn, G. Maalouf, P. Hardouin, C. Chauveau, R. El Hage

Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2017, doi.org/10.1016/j.jocd.2017.09.002


Vitamin D and trabecular bone score in young lebanese adults

C El Khoury, E Lespessailles, A Pinti, G Maalouf, J Matta, F Frenn, H Toumi, R El Hage. Osteoporosis International, Vol 28 Supplement 1, P192, 2017

doi: 10.1007/s00198-017-3931-5


Decreased composite indices of femoral neck strength in young obese women.

C El Khoury, E Lespessailles, A Pinti, G Maalouf, J Matta, F Frenn, H Toumi, R El Hage. Conference paper: World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2017).

International Osteoporosis foundation, Osteoporos Int, Springer, p200, 2017


Fat mass is a stronger determinant of bone mass than skeletal mass index in a group of young women,

C El Khoury, E Lespessailles, A Pinti, G Maalouf, J Matta, F Frenn, H Toumi, R El Hage. Conference paper: World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2017).

International Osteoporosis foundation, Osteoporos Int, Springer, p778, 2017


Optimization and Energy Management in Smart Home Considering Photovoltaic, Wind, and Battery Storage System With Integration of Electric Vehicles.

F. Y. MELHEM a,b , O. GRUNDER b, Z. HAMMOUDAN c, N. MOUBAYED d
  1. Electrical Laboratory, Technology & Development Directorate, Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), P.O. Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon
  2. Nanomedicine Lab, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC), UTBM, F-90010 Belfort, France
  3. Faculty of Engineering, Université Libano-Francaise, ULF, Tripoli, Lebanon
  4. LaRGES, CRSI, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University, UL, Tripoli, Lebanon

2017 IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CJECE), DOI: 10.1109/CJECE.2017.2716780, Publication date: Aug. 2017, vol. 40, no. 2, Page(s): 128 - 138, IEEE PUBLICATIONS.


Optimal Residential Load Scheduling Model in Smart Grid Environment.

F. Y. MELHEM a,b , O. GRUNDER b, Z. HAMMOUDAN c, N. MOUBAYED d
  1. Electrical Laboratory, Technology & Development Directorate, Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), P.O. Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon
  2. Nanomedicine Lab, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC), UTBM, F-90010 Belfort, France
  3. Faculty of Engineering, Université Libano-Francaise, ULF, Tripoli, Lebanon
  4. LaRGES, CRSI, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University, UL, Tripoli, Lebanon

2017 17th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), DOI: 10.1109/EEEIC.2017.7977436, Publication date: Jul. 2017, Page(s): 1 - 6, IEEE PUBLICATIONS.


Serum concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a Lebanese population: ENASB study.

Harmouche-Karaki M, Matta J , Mahfouz Y, Fakhoury-Sayegh N, Narbonne JF.

Environ Sci Pollut Res. 2016;1–12. doi :10.1007/s11356-016-8139-2.


Effets d’un an d’entrainement de force sur les paramètres osseux chez des jeunes hommes en surcharge ponderale

C. El Khoury, E. Lespessailles, A. Pinti, G. Maalouf, J. Matta, F. Frenn, H. Toumi, R. El Hage

Revue du Rhumatisme, Volume 83, Supplement 1, November 2016, Page A297


Residential Energy Management in Smart Grid Considering Renewable Energy Sources and Vehicle-to-Grid Integration.

F. Y. MELHEM a,b , N. MOUBAYED c , O. GRUNDER b

  1. Electrical Laboratory, Technology & Development Directorate, Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), Beirut, Lebanon
  2. IRTES-SET, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM), UBFC, Belfort , France
  3. CRSI, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon

2016 16th IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC), DOI: 10.1109/EPEC.2016.7771746, Publication date: Dec. 2016, Page(s): 1 - 6, IEEE PUBLICATIONS.


A Performance evaluation of an installed photovoltaic system without energy storage. Case study: IRI premises.

A. NASSER EDDINE, I. HAGE CHEHADE

Technology & Development Directorate, Industrial Research Institute Lebanese University Campus Hadath (Baabda),11-2806 Beirut, LEBANON

2016 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries (REDEC). DOI: 10.1109/REDEC.2016.7577553, Publication date: Sep 2016.


Estimation model for global solar radiation in Lebanon.

A. NASSER EDDINE, I. HAGE CHEHADE

Technology & Development Directorate, Industrial Research Institute Lebanese University Campus Hadath (Baabda),11-2806 Beirut, LEBANON

2016 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries (REDEC). DOI: 10.1109/REDEC.2016.7577553, Publication date: Sep 2016.


Dimensioning a Residential PV System for a Cost Minimization when Operating under Abnormal Situations - Case Study for Lebanon.

F. Y. MELHEM a , I. MOUGHARBEL b

  1. Electrical Laboratory, Technology & Development Directorate, Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), P.O. Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon
  2. Electrical Department, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University Campus, Hadath, Lebanon

2014 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries (REDEC), DOI: 10.1109/REDEC.2014.7038541 Publication date: Nov. 2014, Page(s): 112 - 117, IEEE PUBLICATIONS


Results of an international ring test for the determination of water absorption capacity and physical properties of wheat dough using the Haubelt Flourgraph E 6 (ICC standard no. 179).

A.C. Jbeilya, G. Haubelt b, J. Myburgh c, and R. Svacinka d

  1. Applied Research and Testing Directorate, Central Laboratory for Grains, Flour , and Bread Research, Industrial Research Institute, Lebanese University campus, P.O. Box 11, 2806 Beirut, Lebanon.
  2. Development of Testing Equipment for Flour and Grain, Haubelt Laborgeräte , GmbH, Gartenfelderstrasse 29, 13599 Berlin, Germany.
  3. Laboratory for Flour and Grain Investigation, Peter Rassloff Instruments , and Services, 13-8th Avenue Northmead Benoni, 1501 Johannesburg, South , Africa.
  4. ICC-International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, Marxergasse 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods, Online Date Friday, July 25, 2014.


Results of an international ring test for the determination of the rheological properties of wheat flour dough using the Haubelt Flourgraph E 7 (ICC standard no. 180).

A.C. Jbeilya, G. Haubelt b, J. Myburgh c, and R. Svacinka d

  1. Applied Research and Testing Directorate, Central Laboratory for Grains, Flour , and Bread Research, Industrial Research Institute, Lebanese University campus, P.O. Box 11, 2806 Beirut, Lebanon.
  2. Development of Testing Equipment for Flour and Grain, Haubelt Laborgeräte , GmbH, Gartenfelderstrasse 29, 13599 Berlin, Germany.
  3. Laboratory for Flour and Grain Investigation, Peter Rassloff Instruments , and Services, 13-8th Avenue Northmead Benoni, 1501 Johannesburg, South , Africa.
  4. ICC-International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, Marxergasse 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods, Online Date Thursday May 22, 2014.


Composition and textural properties of soot and study of their oxidative elimination by catalytic process.

D. COURCOT, H. LAVERSIN, F. LEDOUX, F. CAZIER, J. MATTA , R. COUSIN, and A. ABOUKAÏS.

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, vol. 39, N°3/4, 2009.


§ EPR and TPR investigation of the redox properties of vanadia based ceria catalysts.

E. ABI-AAD a, J. MATTAb, D. COURCOT a, and A. ABOUKAÏS a.

  1. Laboratoire de Catalyse et Environnement, EA 2598, Université du Littoral -Côte d'Opale, 145- Avenue Maurice Schumann, 59140 Dunkerque, France.
  2. Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), PO Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon

Journal of Materials Science, vol 41, N°6, 2006, 1827.


Study of the oxidative elimination of soot by catalytic process.

D. COURCOT, H. LAVERSIN, F. LEDOUX, F. CAZIER, J. MATTA , R. COUSIN, and A. ABOUKAÏS.

Air quality management at urban, regional and global scales, AQM 2005, vol 1, 2005, 75.


Composition and textural properties of soot and study of their oxidative elimination by catalytic process.

D. COURCOT a, H. LAVERSIN a, F. LEDOUX a, F. CASIER a, J. MATTAb, R. COUSIN a, and A. ABOUKAÏS a.

  1. Laboratoire de Catalyse et Environnement, EA 2598, Université du Littoral -Côte d'Opale, 145- Avenue Maurice Schumann, 59140 Dunkerque, France.
  2. Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), PO Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon

Air quality management at urban, regional and global scales, AQM 2005.


Catalytic combustion of model Carbon Particulates (CPs) over Pt/NL-SiC catalyst.

L. PESANT, J. MATTA, C. PHAM-HUU, F. GARIN, P. BERNHARDT, Ch. PHAM, M.J. LEDOUX.

Topics in Catalysis, 30-31, 2004, 281-286. Ed. N. Kruse, A. Frennet, J-M. Bastin and T. Visart de Bocarmé.


Bioequivalence study and pharmacokinetic evaluation of two brands of Rofecoxib 25mg tablets in a lebanese population.

L. RABBAA, I. KASSEM, J. MATTA, A. ZOGHBI

The Journal of Applied Research, vol 4, Nb 4, 2004, 630.


A high-performance Pt/ß-SiC catalyst for catalytic combustion of model carbon particles (CPs).

L. PESANT a, J. MATTAb, F.GARIN a, M.J. LEDOUX a, P. BERNHARDT a, Ch. PHAM c, and C. PHAM-HUU a

  1. Laboratoire des Matériaux, Surfaces et Procédés pour la Catalyse, UMR 7515-CNRS, Université Louis Pasteur, France.
  2. Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), PO Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon
  3. SICAT, France

Applied Catalysis A: General, 266, 2004, 21-27.


Silicon Carbide supported beta zeolite for Friedel-Crafts fixed bed reactions.

G. WINE a, J. MATTAb, J-P. TESSONIER a, C. PHAM-HUU a, and M. J. LEDOUX a

  1. Laboratoire des Matériaux, Surfaces et Procédés pour la Catalyse, UMR 7515-CNRS, Université Louis Pasteur, France.
  2. Industrial Research Institute, IRI bldg. - Lebanese University Campus, Hadath (Baabda), PO Box 11-2806 Beirut, Lebanon

Chemical Communications - 4, 2003, 530-536.


Identification of vanadium oxide species and trapped single electrons in interaction with the CeVO4 phase in the vanadium-cerium oxide systems. 51V MAS NMR, EPR, Raman, XRD and Thermal Analysis studies.

J. MATTA, D. COURCOT, E. ABI-AAD and A. ABOUKAÏS.

Chemistry of Materials – 2002, 14, (10), 4118-4125.


Simultaneous EPR and TPR study of the V-Ce-O catalysts redox properties.

J. MATTA, E. ABI-AAD, D. COURCOT and A. ABOUKAÏS.

Magnetic Resonance in Colloid and Interface Sciences, J. Fraissard and O. Lapina eds. Book Series: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) SCIENCE SERIES: II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry : Volume 76, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 1-4020-0786-8, 2002, p. 365-374.


EPR Investigation at 4K of Ceria and Cu-Ce oxide under SO2 and H2 atmosphere.

E. ABI-AAD, J. MATTA, R. FLOUTY, S. SIFFERT and A. ABOUKAÏS.

Magnetic Resonance in Colloid and Interface Sciences, J. Fraissard and O. Lapina eds. Book Series: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) SCIENCE SERIES: II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry : Volume 76, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 1-4020-0786-8, 2002, p. 479-484.


Thermal analysis investigation for the characterization of ZrxCe1-xO2 catalysts and for their reactivity in the soot combustion.

J-F. LAMONIER, N. SERGENT, J. MATTA and A. ABOUKAÏS.

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (JTAC) – 2001, 66, (2), 645-658.


Thermal analysis, EPR and XPS study of vanadyl(IV) oxalate behavior on the ceria surface.

J. MATTA , D. COURCOT, E. ABI-AAD and A. ABOUKAÏS.

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (JTAC) – 2001, 66, (3), 717-727.


Identification and evaluation of the redox properties of the V-Ce-O catalysts used in the elimination of diesel soot particles.

J. MATTA , D. COURCOT, E. ABI-AAD and A. ABOUKAÏS.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) - 2001; catalog number 00EX493, 236 - 241.


Transformation of tetragonal zirconia phase to monoclinic phase in the presence of Fe3+ ions as probes. EPR study.

J. MATTA , J-F. LAMONIER, E. ABI-AAD, E. JILINSKAIA and A. ABOUKAÏS.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) – 1999, l, (21), 4975-4980.


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