Phoenicia University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ahmad Smaili as the New Dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Smaili is a professor of mechanical engineering. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1986. Dr. Smaili held academic and leadership positions at several American, Lebanese, and Arab higher education institutions, the most recent of which was the President of Rafik Hariri University. Dr. Smaili is an accomplished scholar in his field. He authored/co-authored over 90 technical articles, published the “Applied Mechatronics” textbook by Oxford University Press, served as a consultant on several national and international projects, and supervised many master’s and doctoral students until completion. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Smaili to the PU family!