Research Master in Organic Molecular Chemistry


The objective of the M2R degree is to prepare students for basic and applied research. This master is divided into two semesters. The first semester cover the theoretical part and consist of 10 modules (30 ECTS) and is spread over 12-15 weeks. The second semester is an introduction to research (practical training) (30 ECTS). The research work can be done either in laboratories in France or at Lebanese university at research platforms of the doctoral school or at the faculty of sciences. The research part of this degree is an introduction to research in organic chemistry and its methods, such as synthesis and structural determination. Its purpose is to familiarize students with scientific literature as well as experimental work. The student should write a report by the end of June, and attend an oral presentation in July (first session) or in September (second session).

Acquired Skills

To be able to pursue phD in organic chemistry such as synthesis, catalyses, and others.

Admission Conditions

Recruitment: Applications are reviewed by an admission committee. The best candidates are selected after interview

Required Level: This Master is aimed at organic chemistry students holding an M1 diploma in Molecular Chemistry and having a good level in organic courses.

Capacity: 10 students

Further Studies / Career Opportunities

The M2R degree prepares students for PhD research which can be done abroad or in collaboration between the Lebanese university and the French partners (cotutelle).
Future opportunities are to:
  • develop research with French partners.
  • develop the chemical industries in Lebanon and the Mediterranean region.
  • participate in the Lebanese industries related to environment, water pollution control, recycling of raw materials, waste management, etc ...
  • participate at the technology platforms at the Lebanese University. 

Selected Teachers in Organic Molecular Chemistry

Iyad Nassib Karame

Full professor
Chemistry - Biochemistry department

Organic Molecular Chemistry M2 Courses


  • M1 Molecular Chemistry

General Infos

  • Diploma Level: BAC+5
  • Studies Duration: 1 Year
  • Type: Research
  • Teaching Language: French
  • Total Credits Number: 60
  • Location: Rafic Hariri University campus - Hadath
  • Supervisor: Nada Ali Jaber
  • Email: nada.jaber(at)ul.edu.lb

Selected Projects

  • Synthèse des éthers vinyliques fonctionnalisables (2013-2014)
  • Synthèse de polymères conjugués et élaboration de couches minces pour la réalisation de dispositifs électrochromes (2013-2014)
  • Nouvelles méthodologies de synthèse des cavitands résorcinaréniques pour la complexation des métaux lourds (2013-2014)
  • Synthèse des complexes de bases de Shiff tétraazotés à base de fer et de manganèse et leur utilisation pour la valorisation du CO2 dans la réaction de cycloaddition avec les époxydes (2013-2014)
  • Synthetic studies towards new pyrazolines (2014-2015)
  • Extraction, phytochemical screening and characterization of bioactive compounds from Lebanese Eryngium Creticum (2014-2015)
  • Preparation of novel gem-difluoro bisarylic derivatives (2014-2015)
  • Essays for synthesizing a derivative captan - Assessment of metallo porphyrines in homogenous catalysis (2014-2015)

Selected Courses