01.) The Center for X-Ray Crystallography
02.) American Crystallographic Association
03.) The X-Ray Team
04.) DUO, platform and screen
05.) DUO, platform
06.) SMART
07.) Poster Discussion
08.) “The X-Ray Baby”
09.) “The X-Ray Baby”
10.) Lab, view 1
11.) Work at the Microscope
12.) The Lord of the (Mn) Rings
13.) X-Ray Museum
14.) Our Team at the Lebanese Soiree
15.) The X-Ray Team
16.) Lebanese Soiree 2015
17.) Dr. Abboud on the CCDC Leaderboard
18.)  Interest in Science at an Early Age!
19.)  Soldering a New Experimental Setup
20.)  The View from “Our Window”
21.) Dr. Abboud on the CCDC leaderboard!
22.) Dr. Abboud with Other CCDC Leaders
23.) Dr. Abboud and his son
24.) Visiting with Nicholas
25.) Visiting with Nicholas
26.) Visiting with Nicholas
27.) Another X-ray baby?
28.) Dr. Abboud and the Felts girls
29.) Dr. Abboud and the Felts Family
30.) Lebanese Soiree 2017 – 1
31.) Lebanese Soiree 2017 – 2
32.) Lebanese Soiree 2017 – 3
33.) Lebanese Soiree 2017 – 4
34.) Lebanese Soiree 2017 – 5


The Center for X-Ray Crystallography provides access to state-of-the-art single crystal X-Ray diffraction facilities. We study structures of newly synthesized materials at the atomic level (3D Molecular structures) and crystal structures and packing of the molecules or species that make up the crystals. The center has established collaborations with national and international academic institutions as well as leading research and development divisions of a number of chemical companies.


We, director and two graduate student assistants, offer informal and hands-on short course that cover all aspects of crystal structure determination projects. The classes start with crystal examination and evaluation, software to hardware training on the use of the xray diffraction instruments, unit cell determination and data collection. We also provide structural discussions and assist users with the full understanding of the final structural results. The center also provides a formal, two credit hours Special Topics course on crystal structure determination by Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction Methods covering both theoretical and practical aspects.