A KOU Prof. Presented a Paper and Chaired a Session in the ICESI 2019 Conference in Tokyo.

Professor Salah I. Yahya from the Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Koya University participated in the International Conference on Engineering, Science, and Industrial Applications (ICESI 2019) that was held in Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, during the period August 22-24, 2019. Prof. Yahya chaired a session on August 24, 2019 as well as presented his paper entitled: Wide Stopband Microstrip Diplexer Using a Novel Configuration for Frequency Division Duplex and GSM-4G Applications. The paper will be available soon in the Digital Library of IEEE Xplore that indexed by SCOPUS. The abstract proceeding of the ICESI 2019 conference is available online (click here)

About the ICESI 2019:

Organised by:

Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan


  1. Chulalongkorn University
  2. National Taipei University of Technology
  3. Royal Holloway University of London
  4. Vilnius University
  5. Tallinn University of Technology
  6. Tokyo University of Technology
  7. Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Technical Co-Sponsors:

  1. IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

  2. IEEE Tokyo Section

  3. Tokyo/FK/KN/NG/SP/SN/SK/SE Jt Sec SMC Chapter

  4. Taipei Section SMC Chapter

About the presented paper:

Paper ID: ICESI_0180

Title: Wide Stopband Microstrip Diplexer Using a Novel Configuration for Frequency Division Duplex and GSM-4G Applications.


  1. Prof. Salah I. Yahya, Koya University, Iraq

  2. Dr. Abbas Rezaei, Kermanshah University of Technology, Iran

  3. Dr. Leila Noori3, Shiraz University of Technology, Iran

  4. Dr. Mohd H. Jamaluddin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

About the authors:

Salah I. Yahya is a Professor at the Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University. He is the Director of Quality Assurance and Curriculum Development. He has a Ph.D. in MW and Communication Engineering. Prof. Yahya has more than 55 published scientific papers, most in journals indexed by Clarivate Analytics. Prof. Yahya is a Senior Member of IEEE. For more information click her

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2724-5118

  • Abbas Rezaei is an  Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Kermanshah University of
  • Technology. Abbas Rezaei received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electronics engineering
  • from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, in 2005, 2009 and 2013, respectively. His current
  • research interests include RF and microwave circuits, computational intelligence and
  • Nanotechnology. 

ORCIDE: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0642-6726.

Leila Noori received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronic engineering from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran in 2005 and 2009 respectively. She received her Ph.D. in electronic engineering at the Shiraz University of Technology. Her research interests focus on artificial microstrip coupler, microstrip filter, neural networks and LNAs. 

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0506-0478
Mohd H. Jamaluddin received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia, in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications from the Universite´ de Rennes 1, France, in 2009, with a focus on microwave communication systems and especially antennas such as dielectric resonator and reflectarray and dielectric dome antennas. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Wireless Communication Centre, School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. His research interests include dielectric resonator antennas, printed microstrip antennas, MIMO antennas and DRA reflectarray antennas. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed indexed journals and conference proceedings. ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1577-4047


Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) and The University of Greenwich in the UK.


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