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Food Science and Quality Control

In every society, the importance of food and food products is indispensable; not only used as a fuel for life to continue but also to ensure the safety, quality and authenticity of the foods consumed on daily basis. From this point of view, Food Science & Quality Control Department  was founded in 2004-2005 in order to provide Sulaimani province with a nutritious, safe, and wholesome food supply.

The Food Science & Quality Control has expanded rapidly with an interdisciplinary structure through which could provide free service to the following organisations: 

  1. The co-operation with other official establishments of Kurdistan Regional Government in Sulaimani such as Health ministry, Food Quality Control Office and Environmental Protection Agencies, local food plant and industrial distributor and through offering information on food safety and food analysis.
  2. Food Science & Quality Control helps both private and governmental factories of food and drink by offering scientific guidelines.
  3. Food Science & Quality Control helps the food manufacturing companies, be it private or governmental, in terms of consultation and advisory services.

Department staff

Since the establishment of FS, the department has grown significantly, expanding its teaching capacity, research, and extension activities. Currently, Food Science & Quality Control is comprised of 37 lecturers of various professions, of which 16 associates are PhD awarded ranking from Professor to lecturer, 27 members are M.Sc. certified and 8 alumni as laboratory assistance.

There is a progressive educational program for undergraduates; our scientific goal is to make our curriculum comparable with the Food Science & Quality Control program of the most developed countries, in order to keep pace with the modern global progress.


In Food Science & Quality Control, there are six laboratories with different expertise: 

  1. Post graduate laboratory, mainly for research students
  2. Food Technology laboratory
  3. Food Chemistry
  4. Food Microbiology
  5. Cereal Technology
  6. Dairy Laboratory

There is also a dairy factory where is mainly used for students practical.

Academic activity

Since the establishment of Food Science & Quality Control, the following academic activities have been achieved:

  1. Graduation of eleven generations of undergraduates, many of which are employed in private and governmental sectors.
  2. Twelve students of post graduates M.Sc. and PhD have graduated.
  3. Six post graduate students (PGS) of high diploma (HD), M.Sc. and PhD are in an ongoing research study. 

Currently, there are ongoing scientific researches in FSHN; in the meantime some of our scientific staff has participated in national and international scientific events.


Food Science & Quality Control has actively participated in organizing and running a number of educational workshops, lecturing, seminars and training courses for the following organizations:

The Agricultural Guidance Office in Sulaimani, The Directorate of Health - Prevention division in Sulaimani, Free Women Organisation, The Headquarter of Military College in Sulaimani, The Directorate of Security in Sulaimani, The Agricultural Office in Sulaimani.    

It is worth mentioning, prior to the foundation of Quality Control Directorate; the Food Science & Quality Control has offered the same services in liaison with Sulaimani governorate as a consultative institute. 

Department Academic Staff (2018-2019)

NoNameScientific TitleSpecialtyPosition
1Dr. Karzan Tofiq MahmoodAssistant ProfessorDairy BiotechnologyDean of the Faculty
2Dr. Naska Abdulqadir MuhamadAssistant ProfessorMeat TechnologyHead of the Department
3Kocher Jamal Ibrahim MohammedAssistant LecturerDairy ChemistryDep. Determinant
4Dr. Mohammad Wajeeh MohammadProfessorCereal Chemistry & TechnologyAcademic Staff
5Dr. Rafiq M.S RashidAssistant ProfessorHuman NutritionAcademic Staff
6Dr. Taghrid Abdu HawahAssistant ProfessorFood MicrobiologyAcademic Staff
5Dr. Khulod Ibraheem HassanAssistant ProfessorBiotechnologyAcademic Staff
7Dr. Dara Muhamad JamilAssistant ProfessorFood Analysis-
8Dr. Dlir Amin SabirAssistant ProfessorCereal TechnologyAcademic Staff
9Dr. Dwnia Salman KhalafLecturerDairy TechnologyAcademic Staff
10Dr. Sirwan Ahmad Mam RashidLecturerFood ColloidAcademic Staff
11Dr. Othman Kareem QadirLecturerFood Quality & Human HealthAcademic Staff
12Avan Farouq QadirLecturerFood ChemistryAcademic Staff
13Pari Hama SharefLecturerDairy MicrobiologyAcademic Staff
14Luay Howedy JassimLecturerDairy Chemistry &TechnologyAcademic Staff
15Tara Abdul-Rahman AhmedLecturerDairy TechnologyAcademic Staff
16Awaz Omer RostamAssistant LecturerMicrobiologyAcademic Staff
17Brwa Khalid ShakirAssistant LecturerFood ProcessingAcademic Staff
18Zana Mohammed AbdulazeezAssistant LecturerFood SafetyAcademic Staff
19Aveen Jalal Ahmad AliAssistant LecturerHuman NutritionAcademic Staff
20Zardasht Karim AliAssistant LecturerDairy ChemistryAcademic Staff
21Shler Fayak AhmedAssistant LecturerChemical and Cereal TechnologyAcademic Staff
22Ali Abdulla AliAssistant LecturerBiotechnologyAcademic Staff
23Paiman Karim FarajAssistant LecturerDairy MicrobiologyAcademic Staff
24Hiran Sarwar KarimAssistant LecturerCereal TechnologyAcademic Staff
25Muhammad Faruq WahabAssistant LecturerHuman NutritionAcademic Staff
26Shokhan Hidayat HamarashidAssistant LecturerFood ProcessingAcademic Staff
27Roza Dler MustafaAssistant LecturerFood ProcessingAcademic Staff
28Sakar Kamal Hama SalihAssistant LecturerBiotechnologyAcademic Staff
29Tazhan Muhamed AmenAssistant LecturerFood MicrobiologyAcademic Staff
30Shilan Muhamad AbdullaAssistant LecturerFood AnalysisAcademic Staff
31Reder Rafiq MohammedsalihAssistant LecturerHuman NutritionAcademic Staff
32Dalia Ardal AliAssistant LecturerBiochemistryAcademic Staff
33Sokar Kamal Mahmood SalimAssistant LecturerFood processingAcademic Staff
34Omer Abdulqader AbdullaAssistant LecturerFood AnalysisAcademic Staff
35Dyar Hassan Hama KawaniAssistant LecturerDairy ChemistryAcademic Staff
36Hewa Abdulla MuhammedAssistant LecturerPostharvest TechnologyAcademic Staff
 37 Shagul Faraj Karim Assistant Lecturer Food Science     Academic Staff