Samira Korfali works as an Associate Professor of chemistry and was the Chairperson of Natural Science Department at the Lebanese American University (2006–2011), Beirut, Lebanon. She has received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Lebanese American University; her M.S. degree in physical chemistry from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; and her Ph.D. degree in environmental geochemistry from Bradford University, Yorkshire, UK. She joined the LAU, Natural Science Department (Chemistry), since 1977. Her research interests include mechanisms of metal deposition in alluvial systems, speciation and modeling of metals in sediment, soil and water, and assessment of water resources. Other research topics include toxic metal in canned food, dietary tablets, and medicinal herbs. Her research work has been exposed in conference presentations and in international journal publications and has been acknowledged internationally. She has reviewed many manuscripts for publication in international scientific journals. She is a Member of the European branch of the Society of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH), European Water Resource Association (EWRA), International Medical Geology Association (IMGA), and Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science. Korfali is a Board Member of SASTA. She has received several research grants from Lebanese Council of Scientific Research (CNRS). In addition, she has been selected form a large group and invited as a global scientist to attend the World Economic Forum on Science and Technology, Dead Sea, 2009, and acted as a discussion leader for the Role Model Scientist. She is the recipient of Said Akl Award for creative research (2001).
Biography Updated on 5 January 2013