Departments‎ > ‎

Food Science and Human Nutrition

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 & Human Nutrition Department (FS&HND) was founded in 2004-2005 in order to provide Sulaimani province with a nutritious, safe, and wholesome food supply.

The FS&HND has expanded rapidly with an interdisciplinary structure through which could provide free service to the following organisations: 

1.      The co-operation of the FS&HND with other official establishments of Kurdistan Regional Government in Sulaimani such as Health ministry, Food Quality Control Office and Environmental Protection Agencies, through offering information on food safety and food analysis.

2.      FS&HND helps both private and governmental factories of food and drink by offering scientific guidelines.

3.      FS&HND helps the food manufacturing companies, be it private or governmental, in terms of consultation and advisory services.

Faculty staff

Since the establishment of FS&HND, the department has grown significantly, expanding its teaching, research, and extension activities. Currently, FS&HND is comprised of 16 lecturers of various professions, of which 7 associates are PhD awarded ranking from Professor to lecturer, 9 members are M.Sc. certified and 10 alumni as laboratory assistance.

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


In FS&HND, 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 FS&HND, the following academic activities have been achieved:

1.      Graduation of two generations of undergraduates, many of which are employed in private and governmental sectors.

2.      Nine students of post graduates M.Sc. and PhD have graduated.

3.      Twelve post graduate students (PGS) of high diploma (HD), M.Sc. and PhD are in an ongoing research study. 

4.      One PGS is studying in Australia.

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


FS&HND 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 FS&HND has offered the same services in liaison with Sulaimani governorate as a consultative institute. 

Academic Staff
 No Name Scientific Title Specialty Position
1.Dr. Karzan Tofiq Mahmood Assistant Professor Dairy BiotechnologyDean of the Faculty
2. Dr. Mohammad Wajeeh Mohammad   Professor  Cereal Chemistry & TechnologyAcademic Staff
3.Dr. Rafiq M.S Rashid Assistant Professor  Human NutrtionAcademic Staff
4.Dr. Taghrid Abdu Hawah Assistant Professor  Academic Staff
5.Dr. Khulod Ibraheem Hassan Assistant Professor  BiotechnologyAcademic Staff
6.Dr. Dara Muhamad Jamil Assistant Professor  Academic Staff
7.Dr. Dlir Amin SabirAssistant Professor Academic Staff
8.  Dr. Dwnia Salman Khalaf Lecturer Dairy TechnologyAcademic Staff
9.Dr. Naska Abdulqadir Muhamad Lecturer Meat TechnologyHead of the Department
10. Dr. Sirwan Ahmad Mam RashidAssistant LecturerFood ColloidAcademic Staff 
11. Dr. Othman Kareem Qadir       Assistant Lecturer  Food Science & Human Health Academic Staff
12.Avan Farouq QadirLecturer Academic Staff
13.Pari Hama Sharef Lecturer Dairy MicrobiologyAcademic Staff
14.Luay Howedy Jassim Lecturer Academic Staff
13.Tara Abdul-Rahman Ahmed Lecturer Dairy TechnologyAcademic Staff
14.Awaz Omer Rostam Assistant Lecturer MicrobiologyAcademic Staff
15.Brwa Khalid Shakir  Assistant Lecturer Food ProcessingAcademic Staff
16.Zana Mohammed Abdulazeez Assistant Lecturer Food SafityAcademic Staff
17.Aveen Jalal Ahmad Ali Assistant Lecturer Human NutritionAcademic Staff
18.Zardasht Karim Ali  Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
19.Shler Fayak Ahmed Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
20. Ali Abdulla Ali Assistant Lecturer BiotechnologyAcademic Staff 
21. Paiman Karim Faraj Assistant Lecturer Dairy MicrobiologyAcademic Staff
22.Hiran Sarwar Karim Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
23.Muhammad Faruq Wahab Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
24. Shokhan Hidayat Hamarashid Assistant Lecturer "Food Processing"Academic Staff
25. Roza Dler Mustafa Assistant Lecturer
Academic Staff
26. Sakar Kamal Hama Salih Assistant Lecturer BiotechnologyAcademic Staff
27.Tazhan Muhamed Amen Assistant Lecturer Food MicrobiologyAcademic Staff
28.Shilan Muhamad Abdulla Assistant Lecturer Food AnalysisAcademic Staff
29.Reder Rafiq Mohammedsalih Assistant Lecturer Human NutritionAcademic Staff
30.Kocher Jamal Ibrahim Mohammed Assistant Lecturer Dairy ChemistryDep. Determinant
31.Dalia Ardal Ali  Assistant Lecturer Biochemistry Academic Staff
32.Sokar Kamal Mahmood Salim Assistant Lecturer Food processing Academic Staff