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Prof. Dr. Bayan Salim Al-Nu’man
Civil Engineering Dept., Ishik University

Bayan Salim Obaid Al-Nu'man is a professor of civil engineering in Ishik University since 2009. He received his PhD in structural engineering from Mustansiriya University/ Baghdad in 1996. He had started academic service in Iraqi universities since 1992, and received professorship in structural engineering in 2007.

Professor Bayan had supervised dozens of MSc and PhD students in various Iraqi universities. He is a co-author of a textbook "Corrosion Chemistry" Wiley Ed. Dec.2011, and an author of numerous published papers. Main fields of research are long term behavior of concrete structures, Durability of structures, behavior of synthetic and natural fiber reinforced concrete members, strengthening methods, ultra high strength concrete members and sustainability in construction.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Öztaş
Head of IRO, Ishik University

Ahmet Öztaş is the Director of International Relation Office of Ishik university in Erbil. He was the President of Ishik University from september 2012 to June 2017, prior to which he was the Dean of Engineering and Architecture Faculty at Epoka University in Tirana, Albania.
Ahmet’s background is in Mathematics and Civil Engineering. He graduated first from the Mathematics department of İnönü University in Malatya, Turkey and then from Civil Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has a MSc. in Construction Management from Istanbul University and obtained his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in Manchester, U.K. His PhD title was “The Mitigation of the Effects of Delays in Construction Projects – A Knowledge Based System Approach”.
He joined the Civil Engineering department at Gaziantep University in Gaziantep, Turkey as a Research Assistant and received a PhD. scholarship from the Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK). While he was lecturing in the Civil Engineering department, he was involved in administrative duties as well. He became the Director of the Kilis Vocational High School of Gaziantep University from 1999 to 2004. Apart from academic works, he was involved in implementing “Quality Assurance System (QAS)” in the Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) plants as Concrete Quality Chief Inspector in the southeastern region of Turkey while working at the Turkish Ready-Mixed Concrete Association for 12 years. During this period he supervised 25 RMC plants in 9 cities to establish the QAS.
He was involved in a number of national and international projects as a researcher and project leader. Apart from other projects, he has also worked on the EUROCODE project as a visiting fellow researcher at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EU) in Italy from April 2006 to October 2007. Another research project involved as project leader is “Predicting the Compressive Strength and Slump of High Performance Concrete using Artificial Neural Networks”, TÜBİTAK.
He has published more than 50 journal and conference papers and supervised more than 20 MSc and PhD students in Gaziantep and Epoka Universities. Prof. Öztaş has been a member of the GEDC since 2010.

Asst. Prof. Qubad Zeki Henari
Head of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Department, Ishik University

Educational Career:

Teaching Experience:

Lecturing Engineering Surveying and Photogrammetry for under and post graduate students at Engineering College, and supervising two Master thesis, in addition of eight papers at University of Salahaddin-Erbil.

Practical Experience:

In the field of Surveying and Photogrammetry extends for a long period with different companies and organizations.