Curriculum Vitae

1. Personal Details

Full Name:  Mohammad Ghaffar Faraj
Date of Birth: 10/3/1979
Marital status: Married
Academic Title:  Associate Professor
Current Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Koya, Koya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
Language skills: Kurdish (Mother Tongue), Arabic , English, Bahasa Malaysia, Spanish 
Mobile: (+964)- 07701993794
Publications: 29 Journal Articles + 7 Conference papers
Experience: Teaching since 2004.
 2. Academic Qualifications 

  • PDF (Post Doctoral Fellowship) ( Polymer Thin Films) -University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain (2017)
  • Ph.D. Physics (Solar Energy/ Polymer Solar Cells) - Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (2012)Thesis title: “Fabrication and Characterization of Thin Film on Polyethylene Terephthalate Substrate for CIGS Solar cell”. 
  • M.Sc.Physics-University of Al-Mustansiryah,Iraq (2004),grade 80.11% .  Thesis title: “Preparation of CdO/P-Si Heterojunction Detector by Chemical Spray Pyrolysis”.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Physics - University of Al-Mustansiryah, Iraq (2001), grade 78.46% (rank 5th in a class of 79 students).

3. Research Experiences  

  •  Postdoctoral researcher ( Polymer Thin Films)- University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain (1/10/2016- 1/4/2017) 

4. Positions held

4.1 Academic
  • Post-Doctorate Fellow, Condensed Matter Physics Department, Colloids and Polymers Physics Group, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain  (2016-2017).
  •  Associate Professor,Physics Department,Koya University,Koya,
            Kurdistan of Iraq (2016-present).

  • Lecturer, Koya UniversityKoya University, Koya, Kurdistan of Iraq (2012 -2016).
  •  Assistant Lecturer, Koya University, Koya, Kurdistan of Iraq (2004 - 2009).

 4.2 Administrative

1.Head of Physics Department,Faculty of Science& Health,Koya University (2016- 2017) 
2. Head of Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science & Health, Koya University (2005- 2007)
3. Head of Scientific Committee, Physics Department, Koya University(  2016-2017)
4Director of the curriculum development of Physics Department, Koya University (2008-2009). 
5. Registrar, Faculty of Science, Koya University (2004-2005).
6. A member of the Scientific Committee of the Department of Physics (2012-2016) .
7. Head of Teaching Quality Assurance in the Faculty of Science and             Health, University of Koya (2012-2013)

4.3 Membership

          1. Colloids and Polymers Physics Group (gfCP Lab) of the Faculty of Physics (USC) 

      2. International Association of Advanced Materials- IAAM 

5.    Awards and Recognition

 ·   PhD Scholarship of Ahmed Ismail Foundation in association with the Ministry of Higher   Education of Kurdistan Region (2009).

· Postdoctoral Fellowship ( Erasmus Mundus-Marhaba Program)- University of Santiago de  Compostela (USC),Spain  

6. Certificates & Letters of appreciation

1. Presidency of Koya University, for publication in the impact factored         journals (2017).
2. Presidency of Koya University, for publication in the impact factored        journals (2017).
3. Presidency of Koya University, for working hard with university (2016).
4.  Presidency of Koya University, for publication in the impact factored journals (2015).
5.  Presidency of Koya University, for working hard with university (2015).
6.  Presidency of Koya University, for achieving outstanding point in the quality assurance assessment (2014)     
7.  Presidency of Koya University(2014).
8. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) (2014).
9. Faculty of Science and Health (2015).   
10. Faculty of Science and Health (10-3-2013)
11. Presidency of University of Koya (12-8-2012).
12. Presidency of University of Koya (2006).
13. Presidency of University of Koya (2005).
14. Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Koya (2011).
15. Faculty of Science, University of Koya (2006).
16. Faculty of Science, University of Koya (2005).
17.  A biographee in the 2012 Edition of Marquis Who's who in the World, 2011, for research publication in the reputed Journals.
18.  A biographee in the 2015 Edition of Marquis Who's who in the World.  

Mohammad Ghaffar Faraj,
Nov 5, 2017, 9:26 PM