Dr. Marie-Nour Kaydouh

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Engineering – Petroleum Engineering Program

Dr. Marie-Nour Kaydouh holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, concentrated in Petroleum Engineering, with Distinction, from the University of Balamand in Lebanon. In 2016, she received her PhD in Physics and Chemistry of Materials from Sorbonne University (Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI) in France, in co-tutelle with the University of Balamand. Her research activities focused on the synthesis of mesoporous nanomaterials, the evaluation of their microscopic and macroscopic properties (by Nitrogen physisorption, XRD, TPR…) and the assessment of their catalytic performance, mainly in dry reforming of methane. In 2021, she joined the Petroleum Engineering Program at the Lebanese American University, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She currently works, under the supervision of Dr. Nissrine El Hassan, on waste-to-energy conversions and thermodynamic simulations of reactions for the production of hydrogen and syngas and the valorization of greenhouse gases.

Dr. Kaydouh has designed and taught a variety of courses at several universities across Lebanon, in the chemical and petroleum engineering fields. Her teaching experience also covers diversified laboratory courses for petroleum products testing and analysis, chemical engineering process manipulation, modeling, and control. In addition, she participated in several international projects like the ERANETMED SOL-CARE project and the GOPELC Erasmus+ Capacity Building Project.

Three selected publications:

  1. “Optimization of Synthesis Conditions of Ni/SBA-15 Catalysts: Confined Nanoparticles and Improved Stability in Dry Reforming of Methane”, Marie-Nour Kaydouh, Nissrine El Hassan, Anne Davidson, Pascale Massiani, Catalysts, 11(1) (2021) 44; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11010044
  1. “Mesocellular silica foam-based Ni catalysts for dry reforming of CH4 (by CO2)”, Oscar Daoura, Marie-Nour Kaydouh, Nissrine El-Hassan, Pascale Massiani, Franck Launay, Maya Boutros, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 24 (2018) 112-119; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2017.12.010
  1. “Highly active and stable Ni/SBA-15 catalysts prepared by a “two solvents” method for dry reforming of methane”, M.N. Kaydouh, N. El Hassan, A. Davidson, S. Casale, H. El Zakhem, P.Massiani, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 220 (2016) 99-109; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.08.034