Elissar Al Aawar

PhD Student

PhD Student


Research Interests

My research focuses on mesoscale and microscale wind forecasting and on atmospheric dispersion modeling. My work involves advanced modeling for forward and backward tracking of air pollutants in the atmosphere. This is governed by a measured or computed set of prevailing wind profiles and land features. The aim is to predict the atmospheric pollution pattern from known sources or to infer for the emission sources of an observed pollution pattern. A Bayesian framework is utilized while having observations from sensing networks, remote sensing techniques, and images.


  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur, Petrochemical Engineering, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2018
  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2021

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2021: Research Assistant, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2017-2018: Research Assistant, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

Research Interests Keywords

Atmospheric modeling Inverse Problems Bayesian inference Uncertainty quantification Renewable energy