Kurdistan, Iraq
Kurdistan, Iraq

Soran University is a KRG-Iraq governmental university founded in 2009. SU has five faculties: Faculty of Arts, Law, Science,Education and Faculty of Engineering which consists of the School of Basic Education and Sports. SU is planning to open more faculties and departments further be necessary. Soran University is situated in Soran City .The Engineering Department are Civil, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.Soran District is in the Kurdistan region of north Iraq, otherwise known as Iraqi Kurdistan, bordering Iran and Turkey. Hawler , which is the capital city of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, is 150 km away.Soran district is famous for its striking scenery and historical sites, including its snow-capped mountains and waterfalls. It has become a tourist destination for people from all over Iraq, and is well known for its friendly and accommodating people.Soran and Iraqi Kurdistan are safe and tranquil areas which are significantly more stable than the rest of Iraq. Although central and southern Iraq are still unsafe, Kurdistan is generally peaceful with violence and crime both rare occurrences.Key staff President: Dr. Muslih Mustafa Mam Hamad Vice-president for Administrative and Financial affairs: Dr. Rushdy Samad Othman Vice-president for scientific affairs: Dr. Nahro Zagros Vice-president for Students' affairs : Dr. Yadgar Rasool Hamad Ameen Dr. Sardar Dean of Faculty of Science Dr. Hewa Balisane Dean of Faculty of Education Dr. Kamaran Dean of Faculty of Law Dr. Bengin Dean of Faculty of Engineering Dr. Qais Kakil Dean of Faculty of Arts Dr. Hewa Kurdistani Director of Academic Relations and Postgraduate Studies Prof. Dr. Kamal Yusuf Head of Scientific Research Centre Mr. Ninos Kako Admin Manager of Pearson Centre Ms. Jwan Mawlood Admin Manager of Centre for Language and Academic Development Wikipedia.

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Herein, we describe a green and eco-friendly synthesis method for preparing a Cu/RGO/Fe3O4 nanocomposite through biological reduction of graphene oxide and Cu2+, Fe3+ ions using Euphorbia wallichii leaf extract as a reducing and stabilizing agent. UV-vis spectroscopy and FT-IR analysis were used for characterization of the extract and resulting nanoparticles. The synthesized nanocomposite was characterized by FESEM, EDS, TEM, FT-IR, XRD, BET, VSM and elemental mapping and was then used successfully as a magnetically separable and reusable catalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) and Rhodamine B (RhB) in water at room temperature. Interestingly, the heterogeneous recyclable magnetic catalyst can be easily separated by a magnetic bar and recycled several times without any significant loss of catalytic activity. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.


Nasrollahzadeh M.,University of Qom | Babaei F.,University of Qom | Mohammad Sajadi S.,Soran University | Ehsani A.,University of Qom
Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy | Year: 2014

We report the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by using Euphorbia condylocarpa M. bieb root extract for the synthesis of N-monosubstituted ureas in water. UV-visible studies show the absorption band at 420 nm due to surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of the silver nanoparticles. This reveals the reduction of silver ions (Ag+) to silver (Ago) which indicates the formation of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs). This method has the advantages of high yields, simple methodology and easy work up. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Nasrollahzadeh M.,University of Qom | Sajadi S.M.,Soran University | Maham M.,Islamic Azad University
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical | Year: 2014

During this study, we report the green synthesis of palladium nanoparticles using Hippophae rhamnoides Linn leaf extract and their application as heterogeneous catalysts for the Suzuki-Miyaura coupling in water. The synthesized nanoparticles are characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM and UV-vis techniques. This method has the advantages of high yields, simple methodology, and elimination of ligand, organic solvent and homogeneous catalysts and easy work-up. Furthermore, the catalyst exhibits high catalytic activity, superior cycling stability and excellent substrate applicability. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Habibi D.,Bu - Ali Sina University | Nasrollahzadeh M.,University of Qom | Sahebekhtiari H.,Bu - Ali Sina University | Sajadi S.M.,Soran University
Synlett | Year: 2012

A new method for the regioselective synthesis of 1-aryl-5-amino-1H- tetrazoles has been developed by the reaction of arylcyanamides with sodium azide using ZnClunder ultrasound irradiation in excellent yields. Copyright © 2012 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.


Nasrollahzadeh M.,University of Qom | Sajadi S.M.,Soran University | Rostami-Vartooni A.,University of Qom | Khalaj M.,Islamic Azad University at Buinzahra
RSC Advances | Year: 2014

This work reports on the green synthesis of Au/Pd bimetallic nanoparticles by using Euphorbia condylocarpa M. bieb root extract and their application as separable catalysts for ligand-free Suzuki and Heck coupling reactions in water. The catalyst was characterized using powder XRD, SEM and EDS. This method has the advantages of high yields, simple methodology and easy work up. Catalytic efficiency remains unaltered even after several repeated cycles. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.


This paper reports on the green synthesis of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) by Anthemis xylopoda flowers aqueous extract without the addition of surfactant agents and their application as stable catalysts for propargylamines through one-pot three-component condensation reaction of aldehydes, amines, and alkynes. FT-IR, UV-vis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) are used for the characterization of Au NPs. Polyphenolics are believed to play an important role in Au NPs biosynthesis through the reduction of gold ions. This method provides high yields and easy work up. In comparison with homogeneous and traditional heterogeneous catalysts, metallic NPs display greater catalytic activity due to the increased metal surface area and require less metal to be used in catalysis. Also, in every case, the Au NPs could be easily recovered and reused several times, and at the end of the process, the product was metal-free. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.


Nasrollahzadeh M.,University of Qom | Mohammad Sajadi S.,Soran University | Maham M.,Islamic Azad University | Ehsani A.,University of Qom
RSC Advances | Year: 2015

This work reports a facile synthesis of palladium nanoparticles (Pd NPs) by the extract of the fruits of Piper longum without any stabilizer or surfactant. The Pd NPs were found to be effective catalysts for the ligand-, amine- and copper-free Sonogashira coupling reaction under aerobic conditions. The Pd NPs were characterized with UV-vis, FT-IR and TEM methods. This method has the advantages of high yields, simple methodology, and elimination of ligands, copper, organic solvents and homogeneous catalysts and easy work up. Water is used as the only solvent for the coupling reaction. More importantly, the catalyst was recovered and recycled by a simple decantation of the reaction solution and used for five consecutive trials without significant loss of its reactivity. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.


Nasrollahzadeh M.,University of Qom | Mohammad Sajadi S.,Soran University | Rostami-Vartooni A.,University of Qom | Khalaj M.,Islamic Azad University at Buinzahra
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical | Year: 2015

This work reports on the green synthesis of Pd/Fe3O4 nanoparticles using Euphorbia condylocarpa M. biebroot extract as reducing agents and stabilizers and their catalytic applications in ligand- and copper-free Sonogashira and Suzuki coupling reactions. This method has such advantages as high yields, simplemethodology and easy work up. In addition, the catalyst can be recovered by using a magnet and reusedseveral times without significant loss of its catalytic activity. The catalyst was characterized using UVvis,powder XRD, SEM and EDS techniques. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Klauser F.,University of Neuchatel | Paasche T.,Soran University | Soderstrom O.,University of Neuchatel
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space | Year: 2014

Drawing upon Michel Foucault’s approach to power and governmentality, this paper explores the internal logics and dynamics of software-mediated techniques used to regulate and manage urban systems. Our key questions are as follows: what power and regulatory dynamics do contemporary smart-city initiatives imply? And how do smart information technologies intervene in the governing of everyday life? Building on the Foucauldian distinction between apparatuses of discipline and apparatuses of security, the paper approaches these questions on three broad levels, namely: how contemporary ‘governing through code’ relates to its referent object (referentiality axis), to normalisation (normativity axis), and to space (spatiality axis). Empirically, the paper investigates two high-profile pilot projects in Switzerland in the field of smart electricity management, aimed at (1) the assessment of customer needs and behaviours with regard to novel smart metering solutions (iSMART), and (2) the elaboration of novel IT solutions in the field of smart electricity grids for optimised load management (Flexlast). © 2013 Pion and its licensors.


Paasche T.F.,Soran University
Geographical Journal | Year: 2015

This commentary discusses the co-production of fieldwork with journalists in conflict zones. Although this type of collaboration can produce rich and novel datasets on the workings of chaos, security and conflict, it has received very little attention within geography and related disciplines. This commentary therefore focuses on the author's experience of cooperating with journalists in March and October 2014 in the Kurdish-held Syrian territories called Rojava (the West), and in June 2014 when visiting the Kurdish Peshmerga forces at the frontlines with the Islamic State (by then still Islamic State of Iraq and al Shams) outside Mosul and Kirkuk, Iraq. Following a brief discussion about the advantages of an academic-journalist co-production of fieldwork, the commentary lists the practicalities of such collaboration based on the experiences made in the field, including a section on more problematic issues encountered. Given the nature of this kind of fieldwork, which is not without risk, the discussion of personal safety plays a central role in the commentary. © 2015 Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

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