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LebNet San Diego celebrates Professor Gabriel Rebeiz

08 Mar 2024 9:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

LebNet San Diego had the honor of hosting Professor Gabriel Rebeiz from the University of California San Diego for an unforgettable fireside chat and Bireme award recognition ceremony on March 7th.Attended by 50 members of the San Diego community, the event was a celebration of Professor Rebeiz's remarkable contributions to science and technology.

With skillful moderation by Aziz Gholmieh and Diana Maamari, and lively engagement by the attendees, Professor Rebeiz delved into his impressive achievements, including the design of silicon RFICs for microwave and millimeter-wave systems, phased arrays for SATCOM and 5G, collision avoidance systems for automotive applications, active and passive imaging systems, RF MEMS, and tunable filters and antennas. He also shared his excitement for future endeavors, such as advancing automotive radars for Level 5 autonomous driving and contributing to non-terrestrial networks (NTN).

Throughout the conversation, Professor Rebeiz expressed his pride in his family and highlighted his passion for teaching and training the next generation of engineers. When asked about Lebanese people, he commented " Lebanese people are passionate people with drive and ambition, and that translates into successful individuals." He further commented on the high quality of Lebanese education, highlighting its importance in nurturing talented individuals.

George Akiki, president of LebNet, was in attendance and expressed gratitude for Professor Rebeiz's profound impact on the field. In recognition of his contributions, a cedar tree was adopted and planted in Professor Rebeiz's name in Lebanon, symbolizing his enduring legacy.

Sincere thanks to the LebNet SD community for attending the event, to the LebNet SD leadership team for organizing this successful gathering, and especially to Prof. Shadi Dayeh for graciously hosting at UCSD. The San Diego Lebnet team members are Aziz Gholmieh, Fram Akiki, Diana Maamari, Cynthia Jereige Chammas, Jean Abou Rahal, Prof. Shadi Dayeh, Andrew Ghafari and Reem Masri.

The evening was a testament to Professor Rebeiz's exceptional career and his dedication to pushing the boundaries of engineering innovation.  Our heartfelt gratitude to Professor Rebeiz for an inspiring and insightful evening.

LebNet, a non-profit organization, serves as a multi-faceted platform for Lebanese professionals residing in the US and Canada, entrepreneurs, investors, business partners in a broad technology eco-system, and acts as a bridge to their counterparts in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East


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