Current Position: Faculty Member
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Title: Professor
Department: Architectural & Interior Design Engineering


    • PhD (Mech. Eng.), University of Glasgow, UK, 1989.
    • MENG (Mech. Eng.), University of Liverpool, UK, 1985.
    • BSc. (Mech. Eng.), University of Mosul, Iraq, 1976.

Professional Membership

    • SFHEA, UK.
    • Bahrain Society of Engineers.
    • Iraqi Society of Engineers.
    • Iraqi Laser Society.

Teaching & Learning Statement

First things that come to mind when I think of teaching are how to deliver knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, and encourage motivation of students. Students need to feel that they belong to a class community of different levels of ability and experience. It is important to show them that I am not only interested in teaching them, but I do care about their strengths, needs and difficulties. To develop students thinking skills and strengthening learning ability, I must ensure that they feel the excitement of the curriculum and encouraged to challenge and ask questions. Further, to build up their personnel skills, I provide my students opportunities to be exposed to different situations such as interacting among themselves and taking various roles while working individually or in a team. While teaching is a very challenging effort, it is for me a very rewarding in seeing my students truly sense the meaning and value of the course material I teach.


With more than three decades of work in Higher Education, including five years of experience as Head of academic department, three years of experience as Dean of College of Engineering and 2 years of experience as University President, I have extensive experience in academic and leadership areas. On other hand, the pursuit of professional development in teaching and academic leadership has been continuing for years through attending and presenting many workshops on different pedagogical issues and educational quality assurance.

Research Interest

My research interests span the areas of thermal power; it focusses on design and thermodynamics of laser systems and their industrial, medical, and scientific applications. A laser system, in principle, is some sort of energy conversion system. The manipulation of energy form is the heart of the subject. However, lasers cover besides mechanical engineering other field such as physics, electronics, and control engineering.

Further, my research interest is extended to the area of nanomaterials and nano-applications.

My research interest has been influenced by a variety of factors: the colleagues I have worked with over the past three decades, the initial subjects I was introduced to, and my later experience.

Selected Publication

    • “Design and Construction of Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser System for LIBS Measurements”, Optics & Laser Technology, 44 (2012), pp 130–135, 2012.
    • “Biological Application of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Technique for Determination of Trace Elements in Hair”, Talanta (ELSEVIER 2013), Vol. 117, December 2013, pp. 176-183, 2013.
    • “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): it begins with Student hood at Higher Education Institutions”, Proceeding of ICERI2017: 10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 16-18 November 2017, Seville (Spain), PP 7639-7649, 2017.
    • “New Trend for Using the Reduced Graphene Oxide as Effective and Eco-friendly Nematicide”, Materiale Plastice, Vol. 59, Issue 1, pp 59-64, 2019.
    • “Characterization and antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles biosynthesized by using aquatic weeds extracts”, Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management (Q1 Journal), 15, 2021, pp 1-8, 2021.

Other Interest & Activities

Other interests are travel, exploring nature and different cultures worldwide.