Petroleum Engineering Research Group
I. Upstream Research Program (Researchers: Dr Hiwa Sidiq and Mr Muhammed Ali)
- Reservoir simulation
- Reservoir Rock Characterization
- Unconventional Resources
Research Description: One of the key challenges for Kurdistan region is the efficient exploitation of subsurface resources and is to adjust production strategies in response to changing conditions of reservoirs. This group provides the diverse expertise to provide in solutions and support to entire upstream life cycle – from Exploration to Development to Production. Areas of research currently include; thermodynamics, phase behavior, fluid dynamics, process design, reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, transport phenomena, flow-through porous media.
II. Downstream Research Program (Researcher: Dr Hamid Farangis Zadeh)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics in Channels
- Oil Lubricants
Research Description: This research group focuses on the transport phenomena, including momentum, mass, and heat transfer on micro-scale (the length reduces from 1m to 1µm), the transport. The aim here is to optimize the processes of pumping liquid, or mixing of missile liquids, or exchanging heat between solid/liquid and liquid/liquid. Furthermore, this group also working on producing lubricants that is environmentally-friendly.
Civil Engineering Research Group
I. Water Resource Management Research Group (Researcher: Dr Ako Rashid)
Research Description: A better management and operation of reservoir systems in Kurdistan Region help to maintain the available water resource quality and quantity. This research group provides inputs into decision process on how to operate a reservoir of multi purposes. It uses the Stochastic Dynamic Programming (SDP) to solve the conflicts of different operation purposes as it has been proven SDP is a useful technique for identifying the optimal operating policies for reservoirs.
II. Environment and Water Pollution Research Group (Researcher: Mr Twana Abdulrazaq)
Research Description: This research group involves in the development of hybrid system that combines the expert system (type of artificial intelligence) and the Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) to minimize River pollution in Iraq. Moreover, this group is also focusing on the Environment of Sulaimani region particularly on how to manage solid wastes as most of the wastes is being dumped to Tanjaroo area without any process or treatments.
Medical Laboratory Science Research Group
Hemato-Pathology Research Group
Research Description: In their previous works, they have used colon cancer cell culture. They have found that mastic gum resin (a natural plant metabolite from Banah tree of Kurdistan Mountains) effectively kills cancer cells. However, the problem is that mastic gum resin (MGR) is insoluble in water. It is necessary to use lipid nanoparticles, which is biodegradable, easily absorbed through the skin, does not cause stomach problems and absolutely safe. Loading MGR in the nanoparticles not only makes it soluble, but also protects it from enzymatic degradation in the body. Thus it makes the effect of MGR more sustained and has a slow-release therapeutic compound. Thus their aim is to develop a MGR- nanoparticle, an effective delivery system that could be used to treat colon cancer in human.
Computer Science and Engineering Research Group
Network and Security Research Group (Researchers: Dr Osman Sharif and Dr Fryad Rashid)
Research Description: This research group involves in Network design and security. It uses simulator for optimum design and solution to wired and wireless network design. Network simulator is known as the powerful event simulator which has been applied widely by networking researches and industry.
Business, Administrative and Accounting Research Group
I. Business and Finance Research Group (Researchers: Dr Mustafa Hassan)
II. Personality Type Studies Research Group
Research Description: This research group focuses on the study of individuals’ attitudes and interests especially when it comes to the career path. The Question of Fit comes to mind whether a person is fit or not in the chosen career path? We apply Holland’s vocational types to think about the environment that allows the flourish of the dominant talent.