The third national symposium with the theme "Research paves the way of brighter future" took place in the Koya University Faculty of Engineering seminar hall on Monday, March 4, 2024.

The first panel of the symposium consisted of four topics as follows:

- "Modeling the complementary role of inert slag aggregate and waste glass on concrete mechanical strengths using the response surface and design-of experiment approach" was presented by Mr. Ahmed Tayfoor Aziz.

- "Effect of waste glass powder as partial replacement of cement & sand in concrete" by Mr. Daban A. Mohideen was presented.

- "Performance Evaluation of Silica-Graphene Quantum Dots for Enhanced Oil Recovery from Carbonate Reservoirs" was presented by Mr. Bahram Sabir Mahmood.

- "Design and Simulation of Utility Oilfield Flare in Iraq/Kurdistan Region using CFD and API-521 Methodology" by Mr. Ahmad A. Marouf was presented.

The Second panel of the symposium consisted of four topics as follows:

- "Blister test to evaluate the multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT)- woven carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy used for repairing pipelines" was presented by Asst. Prof. Dr. Payman Sabah Ahmed.

- "Punching Shear Capacity of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Lightweight Concrete Flat Slabs without Shear Reinforcement" was presented by Asst. Prof. Dr. Faris Rashid Ahmed.

- "Memory and the sense of heritage in Iraq" was presented by Asst. Prof. Dr. Sahar Al-Qaisi.

- "Performance Evaluation of the new Environmentally friendly additive for enhanced fluid loss and Rheological Properties of Drilling Fluid" was presented by Mr. Muhammad Jamal Aul.

- "Influence of Optimum Particle Packing on the Macro and Micro Properties of Sustainable Concrete" was presented by Asst. Prof. Dr. Taghreed Khalifa Mohammed.

 At the conclusion of each panel, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions and share opinions. The symposium concluded with the presenters’ receiving certificates of participation.

Koya University

Koya University

Koya University

Koya University


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 a 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 Arkansas. KOU 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 UK, The University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) The University of Greenwich in the UK, Cihan University-Erbil (2021) and Tishk International University (2021).

Koya University is a memebr of The Association of Arab Universities and the International Association of Universities.

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The third national symposium was hosted by Koya University's Faculty of Engineering.