Ashraf Chamseddine

Ph.D. Environmental Consultant & Air Quality Expert

Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Arabic,
English,
French,
Spanish
Fields of Expertise

Environmental Engineering

Water Resources Engineering

Codes & Standards
MS Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Access
Internet use
Visual Basic
Gauss View
and Gaussian
Chem-Draw ANSYS Fluent (Computational Fluid Dynamics
CFD)
CONTAM
Geographic Information System (ArcGIS)
MATLAB
R
Software Knowledge
ArcGIS
ANSYS Fluent
CONTAM
AERMOD
R
MATLAB
Gauss View
Chem-Draw
QA/QC design deliverables
AutoCAD
WaterCAD
SewerCAD
StormCAD.
CAREER SUMMARY
An Environmental Consultant and Air Quality Expert with a Ph.D in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering and Masters in Analytical Chemistry.

Expert in the following fields: Environmental Engineering and Chemical / Health Sciences, Environmental Impact Assessments, Ambient Air Monitoring, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management; Surface Water Quality; Hydrology; Green-house Gas (GHG) Emissions and Climate change Implications; Solid Waste Treatment and Management, Waste and Air Quality Management, Bio-aerosols Monitoring and Sampling of Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi and Molds.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Faculty - Lecturer
2014 - Present
Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon
Teaching Food Sciences courses including Food Analysis NUT323 Production NUT345 (Nutrition Department) for Fall, Spring and Summer’14, ’15,’16, ’17 18 & ‘19 semesters. − and Industrial Food Teaching General Chemistry Laboratory CHM CHM313 (Chemistry Department) for Fall & Spring ’16, ’17 & ’18 semesters. 101 & − Organic Chemistry Laboratory I − Helping undergraduate students in their senior projects as well as mentoring graduate students and helping them in their research thesis
Environmental Consultant
2015 - Present
Independent / Freelance
Beirut, Lebanon
Consulting of environmental science projects and executing projects / environment impact assessments (EIA), water and sanitation hygiene (WASH), solid waste treatment, indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring and management in critical environments such as schools, hospitals and residential buildings, ambient air quality monitoring and management, air pollution control, geographic information system (GIS), wastewater treatment and surface water quality modeling.
Technical Laboratory Manager & PhD Candidate
2012 - 2018
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Technical Manager of the Environmental and Water Center Laboratory, Solid Waste Laboratory and Air Quality Laboratory at AUB for a period of 5 - 6 years. Management of equipment for the Water Center, Purchasing Laboratory at AUB. Mentoring quality and modeling projects. Involved in developing operations and laboratory standard operating procedures (SOP) of HPLC, GC-MS, IC, SEM and AAS equipment. Indoor sampling of bio-aerosols (viruses and bacteria) and air pollutants such as TSP, PM and toxic gaseous species (TVOC, SO , NO/NO , CO & CO ) in outdoor and indoor critical environments such as apartments, offices, homes, residential buildings, schools and hospitals. More than 5 treatment and management. Microbiological monitoring of environments such as hospitals and healthcare facilities. Teaching Preparation outcomes Preparation subject research projects − Engineering accounts and procurement of air quality & water quality − equipment and field monitoring machines for the Air Quality and Solid Waste − and training undergraduate and graduate master students on air quality and water − Environmental Engineering / Chemical & Health Sciences technical − Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring, ambient air and indoor air monitoring and field , PM 10 2.5 2 2 2 − years of experience in water treatment, solid waste (domestic and municipal) − bacteria, molds, fungi, and viruses in critical indoor − − Air Pollution Control and Air Quality Modeling courses. of presentations of research findings for international conferences and program − progress reports for Institutional Review Board (IRB) for several human-subject research projects. Write-up of research proposals for national and regional/international external funding.
Faculty - Lecturer
2015 - 2018
University of Balamand
Beirut, Lebanon
Teaching PDHP203 Teaching CHEM203 Teaching FHSC227 : Basic Chemistry Laboratory for Fall ’16, ’17 & ’18 semesters : Basic Chemistry Laboratory for Fall : Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Fall . − − − ’16, ’17 semesters. ’15 semester
Faculty Lecturer
2016 - 2017
Phoenicia University (PU)
South Lebanon - Zahraani District, Lebanon
Teaching General Principles of Chemistry course (for engineering and public health students) CHEM201 for Fall & Spring ’16 &’17 semesters. Teaching Basic Organic Chemistry course (for public health students) CHEM209 & Spring ’16 &’17 semesters. for Fall − − Teaching Fundamentals in Environmental Health course (for public health students) PBBL220 for Spring ’17 semester.
Chemical Application Engineer
2011 - 2012
Nalco - Champion (An Ecolab Company)
Doha, Qatar
Conduct Laboratory tests on oil, sludge and water samples in Chemistry Laboratories Attending leadership skills, and sales training sessions Executing chemical solutions; i.e. chemicals to problems (corrosion, emulsions, scale, hydrates etc…) in oil & gas field that are faced by Nalco clients such as Maersk, Qatar Petroleum (QP), Total, Qatar Gas (QG), Oxy Petroleum, Shell and Dolphin Energy − − international workshops in Oil & Gas field particularly oilfield chemicals (OFC), − projects in Oil & Gas field, namely Oil Field Chemicals (OFC)
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Environmental & Water Resources Engineering
2019
American University of Beirut (AUB)
Beirut, Lebanon
Masters in Analytical Chemistry
2010
American University of Beirut (AUB)
Beirut, Lebanon
Bachelor in Chemistry
2008
American University of Beirut (AUB)
Beirut, Lebanon
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
T-BOSIET OPITO
2011
H S/Breathing Apparatus (H S/BA)
2011
ISSOW Certificate
2011
Oilfield Chemical (OFC) Technical Certificate
2011
Leadership Skills Certificate
2012
The Counselor Salesperson (CSP) Certificate
2012
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Environmental Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
 
Area of focus
Solid Waste Management
Environmental Impact Assessment
Hazard & Operability Study
Noise & Vibration Attenuation
Services
Design Review
Report Writing
Scoping
Screening
Skills
GIS Modelling
 
Area of focus
Wastewater Treatment Plants
Water Treatment Plants
Services
Design Review
Bill Of Quantities
Report Writing
Schematic Design
Detailed Design
Sustainable Design
Specifications
Skills
GIS Modelling
Sustainable Design
Software
AutoCAD
StormCAD
WaterCAD
WaterGEMS
SewerCAD
Civil Storm