Editorial Team

Executive Editors

The Aro Executive Editorial Board (EEB) includes experts in the subject area that relates with Aro. The executive editorial board oversees the process of Aro's publication. EEB meets on a regular basis to discuss the latest submitted articles.

Aro's current Executive Editorial Board Members:

  1. Dr. Mohammed H. S. Zangana, Executive Publisher, Iraq
  2. Dr. Dilan M. Rostam, Editor-in-Chief, United Kingdom
  3. Prof. Salah I. Yahya, Managing & Executive Editor, Iraq
  4. Prof. Basim M. Fadhil, Executive Editor, Iraq
  5. Dr. Fahmi F. Muhammad, Executive Editor, Iraq
  6. Prof. Wali M. Hamad, Executive Editor, Iraq
  7. Prof. Jorge Correia, Executive Editor, Portugal
  8. Dr. Fouad Mohammed, Executive Editor, United Kingdom
  9. Dr.  Jacek Binda, Executive Editor, Poland
  10. Prof. Nadhir Al-Ansari, Executive Editor, Sweden
  11. Prof. Howri Mansurbeg, Executive Editor, Canada
  12. Dr. Tara Fuad Tahir, Executive Editor, Iraq
  13. Prof. Yazen A. Khaleel, Executive Editor, Iraq

Mohammed H. S. Zangana, Executive Publisher

Mohammed H. S. Zangana is currently the President of Koya University , since June 2022, and a member of Petroleum Engineering Department teaching staff since 2004. Dr. Zangana has a Ph.D.  degree from Nottingham Universit on Multiphase Flow for oil and gas production. In addition to the Kurdistan Regional Government and Koya University, his PhD research project was part from TMF funded by a number of world's well-known oil and gas companies such as; BP Exploration; Chevron; ExxonMobil; Petrobras; PETRONAS; Shell; Statoil and TOTAL. During his Msc study at Baghdad University, the Natural Gas processing was the focus of Dr. Zangana's Research work. Dr. Zangana is very active researcher especially in the fields of multiphase flow, natural gas processing, renewable energy and environment. He has many publications in well known journals and international conferences and he has been awarded a number of international grants for his research projects. (see TAP). [e-mail: mohammed.zangana@koyauniversity.org]

Dilan M. Rostam, Editor-in-Chief

Dilan M. Rostam (Roshani) worked as an Assistant Professor at Koya University's (KOU) Department of Architectural Engineering from 2012 to 2019. He is currently engaged as a senior lecturer and researcher at Soran University (SUN). He earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering/Structural Design Using Computer Applications from Chalmers University in Sweden. He also has a Ph.D. in Civil/Structural Engineering from The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, where he pioneered virtual collaborative design. Dr. Rostam has a lot of experience in the field of digital transformation and computer-aided design, as well as a number of publications. Virtual collaboration and IT strategy in higher education, as well as building a student-centered, paperless university in an e-Smart progressive academic community, are among Dr. Rostam's areas of interest. Dr. Rostam laid the basis as a lecturer for a new original course module called "Vernacular Architecture in Kurdistan," which is the only one of its type in the area and analyses Kurdistan's natural construction practises. He was a member of the Executive Editorial Board of ZANÍN, the first Kurdish Scientific eJournal produced in the United Kingdom by Kurdish Scientists and MDs (KMSF).Dr. Rostam is the Editor-in-Chief of Aro, Koya University's Scientific Journal, which he launched in January 2013. His fundamental concept is upon high-quality publications with significant present impact that have the potential to improve people's lives. (see Academic Profile Pages ).
[e-mail: dilan.rostam@koyauniversity.org]

Salah I. Yahya, Executive Editor

Salah I. Yahya is a Professor, joined the department of Software Engineering at Koya University in 2010. He has a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Communication and Microwave Engineering. He is a Senior member of the IEEE-USA, Consultant at the Iraqi Engineering Union,and a member of AMTA-USA, SDIWC-Hong Kong. Prof. Yahya is a regular reviewer of the Electromagnetics Academy, Cambridge, USA, PIERS Journals publications, since 2009, Science and Engineering of Composite Materials journal and International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, as well as, a regular reviewer of many journals published by MDPI (Academic OpenAccess Publishing). His research interest includes: Antenna, EM Wave propagation, Microwave passive components, Microwave measurement, Electromagnetic compatibility, ANN. (see TAP).
[e-mail: salah.ismaeel@koyauniversity.org]

Basim M. Fadhil, Executive Editor

Basim M. Fadhil is a Professor, head of Manufacturing Engineering Department at Koya University. He has a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. degree in Applied Mechanics and Ph.D. degree in Applied Mechanics. He is An Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE) UK. Dr. Fadhil has many scientific publications; (13) Journal Articles and (6) conference papers. (see TAP).
[e-mail: basim.fadhil@koyauniversity.org]

Fahmi F. Muhammad, Executive Editor

Fahmi Fariq is an Assistant Professor, head of Physics Department and Group Leader (SMDRG) at the Department of Physics, Koya University, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from the University of Sulaimani and University of Mosul in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He completed his PhD at the Department of Physics, University of Malaya in 2012. He was the Gold Medal winner during his PhD study. He held the position of head of Physics Department from 2013-ongoing. His current research interests include fabrication of organic electronic devices and investigating their materials properties. (see TAP).
[e-mail: fahmi.fariq@koyauniversity.org]

Wali M. Hamad, Executive Editor

Wali M. Hamad is a Professor at the department of Chemistry, Koya University. He got his Ph.D. degree in the field of physical chemistry (Liquid crystal) at the University of Baghdad in 2001. He has served as dean of the Koya Technical Institute from May 2004 to November 2010. Dr Weli led at the same time the Department of Oil Refinery for one year. He also actively worked for establishing the College of Science at Koya university. Dr. Hamad is an active member of the Teacher Federation and the Physics and Chemistry Society of Kurdistan. He has a number of scientific articles and books in the field of physical chemistry, and advanced thermodynamics as well as in fields of cultural science and politics which appeared in numerous peer-reviewed national and international journals and magazines. (see TAP). [e-mail: wali.hamad@koyauniversity.org]

Jorge Correia, Executive Editor

Jorge Correia holds a degree in Architecture (1999) and a PhD by the School of Architecture / University of Porto, Portugal, in 2006. He has been working on the formal aspects of the Portuguese presence in the Maghreb through research projects or scientific commissariats, regularly publishing articles, book chapters, presenting papers in the field and invited to lecture or teach abroad such as UFRJ and UFES in Brazil or UJI in Spain. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture/University of Minho at Guimarães, Portugal, supervising various Master and PhD thesis. He is also a researcher at the Landscape, Heritage andTerritory Lab (Lab2PT), where he coordinates de ‘Space and Representation’ group, and at the Centre for the Humanities (CHAM), Lisbon. He was a Visiting Scholar Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and a mobility staff fellow at An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine, and at Koya University, Kurdistan, Iraq. His main research interests are devoted to the study of architectural and urban aspects of the European colonial geographical and historical expansion sphere (15th to 19th centuries), the cultural faces and challenges of heritage, as well as traditional Islamic cities’ studies and their representation.
[e-mail: jorge.correia@arquitetura.uminho.pt]

Fouad Mohammed, Executive Editor

Fouad Mohammad is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. Dr. Fouad teaches structural analysis for all levels of the undergraduate Civil Engineering Programme, and structural appraisal and defects diagnosis of buildings for the B.Sc. Building Surveying programme. He teaches structural analysis at an advanced level for the Postgraduate Civil Engineering Programme and supervises the research work of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. Civil Engineering students. His research areas: Designed Environment, Analysis and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures, Finite element methods in structural and solid mechanics, Railway track foundation, Soil-structure interaction. (See TAP). [e-mail: fouad.mohammad@ntu.ac.uk]

Jacek Binda, Executive Editor

Jacek Binda is an Associate Professor at the Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law, Poland. He a has Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology and MD degree from the Department of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Silesian University of Technology. He is a member of many European Centers, Commissions and Organizations. He has many Scientific publications. Recently, Dr. Binda is the Vice Rector at Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law, Poland.
[email: jbinda@wsfip.edu.pl] [url: http://www.wsfip.edu.pl]


Nadhir Al-Ansari, Executive Editor

Nadhir Al-Ansari is a Professor in Soil Mechanics at the Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering. He a has Ph.D. degree in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering. His research area is in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. He has many Publications; Journal papers, Books and Conference papers. His h-index = 1636.
[email: nadhir.alansari@ltu.se] [url: https://www.ltu.se/staff/n/nadhir-1.33715?l=en]


Howri Mansurbeg, Executive Editor

Professor Howri Mansurbeg is a Petroleum Geoscientist with particular expertise in diagenesis, sequence stratigraphy, and reservoir characterization of siliciclastics and carbonates. He has obtained his PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 2007. His current research deals with hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation in carbonate reservoirs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the United Arab Emirates utilizing an integrated multidisciplinary approach. Mansurbeg has worked for several international oil companies in Europe and the US and has produced numerous technical reports and research articles in the past 15 years. He has held several prestigious academic and managerial positions both in Europe and in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the School of the Environment University of Windsor, Canada.
[email: howri.mansurbeg@uwindsor.ca]

Tara Fuad Tahir, Executive Editor

Tara F. Tahir is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University, where she has been a faculty member since 2007. She was head of the Department of Chemistry from 2013-2017. Tara completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Electrochemistry at Universiti Sains Malaysia . Her research interests lie in the area of sensors, electrochemistry and analytical techniques. She has served as a reviewer for International scientific journals; Analytical Methods (Royal Society of Chemistry, USA), The Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence (Wiley Online Library) and Oriental Journal of Chemistry
[email: tara.fuad@koyauniversity.org]. [see TAP]


Yazen A. Khaleel, Executive Editor

Yazen A. Khaleel is a Professor; he is an academic staff member in the department of Software Engineering - Faculty of Engineering at Koya University. In 1995 He got his B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering. He has MSc degree in Signal processing and PhD degree in Electronics and Digital Signal processing. He is a member in Iraqi Engineers syndicate and in Kurdistan Engineering Union. Dr. Yazen has (9) published Journal articles and (3) conference papers
[email: yazen.adnan@koyauniversity.org]. [see TAP]


Advisory Editors (Associate Editors) 

Aro's Associate editorial board (AEB) is a group of experts who dictate the tone and direction the publication's editorial policy advised by ARO framework. Once a manuscript has been submitted, the Editor will check the proposed submission for quality. Should the work be approved for starting the review process, the Editor will contact an Associate Editor from an appropriate field of expertise. From this point on, the Associate Editors will be required to handle the manuscript. The Associate Editor will be asked to invite feedback from appropriate and expert reviewers (both in the ARO Editorial Board and using her/his personal contacts). At least two reviews should be obtained or each manuscript, one of which could be written by the Associate Editor herself/himself if the manuscript falls directly in her/his area of expertise. The Associate Editor will then formulate a recommendation for the manuscript (rejected, conditionally accepted, accepted) and defending his or her recommendation, merging the feedback and providing comments for the authors. The Associate Editor will inform the Editor and pending the Editor’s decision will be asked to communicate with the author until the paper is ready for publication. The Associate Editor will also be asked to contribute to the journal more broadly with its direction. The Associate Editor will take into consideration one of the main purposes of Contention, namely engaging scholars in multidisciplinary research. The Associate Editor will actively search for interesting ways to bridge papers in each issue, to invite and produce cross-disciplinary commentaries for the papers. Occasionally, the Associate Editor will be invited to write the editorial introduction to the issue. The ideal candidate has good communication skills and is willing to enhance the representation of her/his own discipline within ARO.

Associate Editorial Board Members:
1. Prof. Hamed Muhammed Jassin
2. Dr. Ikbal Muhammed Gharib
3. Dr. Saadun Taha Ahmad
4. Dr. Sahar Basil Mahmood
5. Dr. Layth Imad Abd Ali Daabel
6. Dr. Mohammed Ghaffar Faraj

Hamed Muhammed Jassim

Hamed M. Jassim is a Professor at the Department of Natural Resources Engineering & Management, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Erbil, since 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Jassim held the positions of assistant dean of the college of engineering/ Baghdad University between 1995 and 2002, assistant dean of Al-Khawarizmi Eng. College/ Baghdad University between 2002 and 2003 then acting dean of the same college between April 2003 and June 2003. At Koya University, he was appointed as the head of school of Petroleum & Chemical Engineering between 2010 and 2013. He has a G.C.E. from Dudley Technical College in England 1973, a B.Sc. in Mining Eng. from Leeds University-England in 1976 and M.Sc. from Leeds Univ. in 1977. He completed his Ph.D. in Mining Eng. ( Tunneling Eng. ) from Leoben School of Mines in Austria in 1990. He published two text books and over 18 research papers and technical studies both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the international ALUMNI University. Recently, Prof. Hamed is working at Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq.
e-mail: hamed.jassim@tiu.edu.iq


Ikbal Muhammed Gharib Tahir

Ikbal M. Tahir was a researcher in the State Board for Agricultural Research in Baghdad for fifteen years, then a lecturer in the college of Agriculture in Koya University for four academic years and finally an assistant professor in the biology department in the Faculty of Science and Health at Koya University since 2012 -2013 academic year. She has a MSc. and Ph.D degrees from Baghdad University in Horticulture field in the plant and post-harvest physiology. She has many researches in agriculture field. [see TAP]
e-mail: ikbal.tahir@koyauniversity.org

Saddon Taha Ahmad

Saddon Taha is an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Physics in the Department of Physics, where he joined the work at Koya University since 2006. He gained a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Baghdad University in 1979, and Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Physics from Sussex University - GB, in 1989. He Started his academic carrier in 1979 when he joined the work at the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission IAEC, as assistant researcher in the field of nuclear structure and nuclear reactions, resulted in publishing several articles with his group. In June 1985 he joined Sussex University in a scholarship for PhD degree and because of his experience, published papers and outstanding achievement in graduate courses; he was transferred directly for the PhD degree. - He had the opportunity to carry experimental work for his PhD research in ILL Institute Grenoble - France in 1986-1987. Since 1993 he started his contribution in supervising and teaching postgraduate students, as an individual or cooperative superviser. The results are ten PHD and eight MSc holders all around Iraqi universities. He is the Head of Physics department at Koya 2007- 2011. He has 15 Journal Articles + 3 Conference papers, some of them with international groups. He is a scientific reviewer and member of examination committees for many MSc dissertations and PhD thesis. [see TAP] e-mail: saddon.taha@koyauniversity.org

Sahar Basil Mahmood

Sahar Basil Mahmood is an assistant professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Koya University, where she has been lecturing since (2008). She received her BSc in architectural engineering (1997) and MSc in urban design (2005) from the University of Technology, Iraq, and her PhD in urban conservation (2011) from the University of Baghdad, Iraq. Her participation in conferences and publications reflects her research interests in conservation, urban design, and architectural history. She has (4) published Journal papers, (3) conference papers and (2) translated books. She's a consultant architect since 2014, a member in the Iraqi Engineers Union since (1997), and a member in the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)-USA since (2015). [see TAP]
e-mail: sahar.basil@koyauniversity.org


Layth Imad Abd Ali Daabel

Layth Imad Abd Ali Daabel is an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Health. He joined the work at Koya University since 2010 as Assistant Lecturer. He gained a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Collage of Science, Kufa University in 1999, M.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Al-Mustansiriya University in 2007 and Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from UTM, Malaysia, in 2016. He has (1) patent (5) published Journal papers, and (8) conference papers. His research interests ar; Analytical chemistry, Separation methods, Trace metal analysis, Magnetic nano-particles, Pharmaceutical analysis. [see TAP]
e-mail: layth.imad@koyauniversity.org


Mohammad Ghaffar Faraj

Mohammad Ghaffar Faraj is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Koya University. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics, both from the University of Al-Mustansiryah, Iraq, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree (solar energy) in 2012 from the School of Physics; University Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He achieved Post-doctorate Fellow (PDF) from university of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain and completed his project in the field of Polymer Thin Film in 2017. He has been published 23 papers in the ISI journals, 2 papers in Scopus journals and 9 papers in International journals. He participated in many international conferences (7 papers) and workshops. His research interests include solar cells, thin films, nanotechnology, polymers, and photodetectors Heterojunction. [see TAP]
e-mail: mohammad.ghaffar@koyauniversity.org


Secretarial Office

Haneen Hayder Falah

Haneen H. Falah is heading the secreterial office of ARO Journal. She is responsible of all correspondances and authors notifications. She achieved her B.Sc. degree in Software Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering at Koya University.

e-mail: aro.journal@koyauniversity.org


CopyEditing Office

Daban Qasim Hamadamin Jaff

Mr Daban Qasim Jaff, is a staff member of the Department of English Language, Faculty of Education, Koya University, Iraq.

e-mail: daban.jaff@koyauniversity.org