The Research Center of Natural, Engineering, and Agricultural Sciences was set up since the establishment of the Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research. It aims to conduct research projects in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Agricultural Sciences.
The researches of the Research Center of Natural, Engineering, and Agricultural Sciencesprovide new insights into earth science, the study of solid earth, the rocks, the origin, occurrence, structure, and history of sedimentary organic matter (OM), all aspects of OM-bearing rocks, and encompasses all possible analytical methods. In addition, this research cener is important in Kurdistan Region and Iraq for mineral and hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, evaluating water resources, understanding of natural hazards, the remediation of environmental problems, and for providing insights into past climate change. It also plays a role in all branches of engineering and agriculture is a major academic discipline and concerns with the description and classification of sedimentary OM.
The Research Center of Natural, Engineering, and Agricultural Sciences consists of includes four departments, which are: Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Agriculture and Veterinary, Department of Information Technology, and Department of Engineering
Department of Natural Sciences
The Department of Natural Science offers activities in many scientific aspects including research, training, and service. Earth science is the science of exploration, discovery, and earth stewardship. The Department of Natural Science intends to address all issues relating to natural sciences, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, solid Earth, aquatic, and atmosphere.
Laboratory facilities are available for a wide range of work in biology, chemistry, geochemistry, mineralogy, petrography, ore microscopy, petrology, hydrogeology, and sedimentology. Instrumental facilities include measurement of physical and chemical properties of minerals, thermal analysis; atomic absorption facilities and rock cutting, grinding, and ore polishing.
Mission of the Department of Natural Sciences
The Department of Natural Sciences provides research opportunities to study and well manage natural sciences and its resources for the future.
Vision of the Department of Natural Sciences
The Department of Natural Sciences intends to provide the highest level of a research program in order to emphasize applications and development of new technology in understanding and management of natural sciences and its resources. our staff is engaging in learning opportunities in biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, and environmental science through laboratory work, field trip and research experiences.
Key Staffs of the Department of Natural Sciences
- Dr Ali Salih
- Hemin Othman Mohammed
- Chya Sdiq Hassan
- Rebaz Omar Mohammed
- Bakhtyar Ali Hamza
- Rawand Wshyar Abdullah
Facilities of the Department of Natural Sciences
- Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Laboratory
- Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) Laboratory
- X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Laboratory
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