Dr. Susan Al Naqshbandi


Assistant Professor of Microbiology International University of Erbil

Vice President of Scientific Affairs


Assistant Professor Dr. Hadi Mahdi Ahmad Alsakee joined the International University of Erbil in October 2019 as acting University President from October 4th 2019 to March 3rd 2020 then from September 27th 2020 to date took the responsibility of Vice president for Scientific Affairs. From November 15th 2017 to October 4th 2020 was the head of Biology department at Cihan University-Erbil. Formerly, he was head of Microbiology department in the College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil from October 22nd 2012 to November 15th 2017, and registrar of College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil (2008-2012). He obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil in 2009, and M.Sc. in Parasitology from Baghdad University, College of Sciences in 2001. He taught medical parasitology and Medical Microbiology for Medical, Nursing, Biology and Dentistry undergraduate and postgraduate students, and currently teaching virology, Antibiotics and Medical Parasitology for Biology students at International University of Erbil. He supervised Four M.Sc. and Two PhD students. He attended eight national and eight international conferences and workshops, and published fifteen (11 national and 4 international) scientific articles. His research interests are Immunity to parasitic infections, Vaccine development against hydatid disease, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Immunodiagnosis of parasitic infections, Molecular detection of infectious agents, polymorphic genes of parasites Virulence factors.

  • Academic Experience

  • Jan. 2017- Vice- President For Scientific Affairs/ IUE/Erbil

  • July 2016 – Dec. 2016 Head of Accounting Information System Department /LFU/ Erbil

  • September 2015-July 2016 Head of Accounting

  • November 2014 – July 2015 Assistant Professor in ISE in Polytechnic University /Erbil

  • July 2014 -November 2014 Senior Software Engineer in Aia Software company Nijmegen / Netherlands

  • August 2013 –July 2014 Assistant Professor in department of Informatics Faculty of Sciences at VU University Amsterdam / Netherlands

  • November 2011 – May 2013 Assistant Professor in Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) at Tilburg University / Netherlands.

  • October 2004 - January 2008Lecturer (Part-Time), Al-Nahrain University / Department of Computer Science.

  • October 1997 - May 1999 Lecturer / Al-Nahrain University / Department of Computer Science.

  • November 1994 - September 1997 Lecturer (Part-Time) / Al-Nahrain University / Department of Computer Science.

  • November 1993 - October 1994 Assistant Programmer / Al-Nahrain University / Department of Computer Science.

  • Specialization:

    Computer Science

  • Research Interest:

    Intrusion Detection – Network Security –Data Base - Security and Digital Signature - Fuzzy System - Genetic Algorithms - Data Management – Vulnerability Management- Data Mining.

  • Supervision of Postgraduate Students

    M.Sc., Erbil Polytechnic University, Information System Engineering Department, Erbil, Iraq, “Upgrading Erbil International Airport to Be a Major Hub in The Middle East ”, By Mr. Mariwan Mohammed Ahmed (Completed December-2016).

  • Publications

  • Papers

    Mariwan M. Ahmed, Al Naqshbandi S. (2016) . Erbil International Airport a New Competent in Middle East Hub Market. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, ZJPAS(2016) 28(1) 29-36; DOI 10. Al Naqshbandi S. M., Samawi V. W.,

  • Any Other Information’s

    Member of Soroptimist International Worldwide organization in Netherlands

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