Dr. Rizgar Hassan Mohammad

Contact Info

Faculty: Education

Department: General Sciences

Address: Soran – Erbil – Kurdistan region - Iraq

Email: rizgar.mohammad@soran.edu.iq

Phone Number: (optional)

Academic title: Lecturer

Responsibility: Head of General Sciences Department

General Expertise: Chemistry

Specific Expertise: Analytical Chemistry

Research Interests:

- Extraction, isolation and structural elucidation of natural products from medicinal plants using different techniques (NMR, MS, X-ray).

- Biological activity tests for plant extracts and isolated compounds.

- Chromatographic separation including preparative -TLC and flash chromatography.

- Quantification of compounds using HPLC technique.

- Flow-Injection Analysis (FIA).

- Spectrophotometric determination of compounds.


- PhD. in Chemistry, 2016, University of Bangor, Bangor, North of Wales, UK

- MSc. in Chemistry, 2008, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq

- BSc. in Chemistry, 2003, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq


I am currently the Head of General Sciences Department at the Faculty of Education-Soran University. I am also a lecturer in general and analytical chemistry in the same department. Apart from Teaching Staff member, I am also a Postgraduate Committee member and Head of the Department Committee. I am already registered in Kurdistan Chemists Syndicate since 2004.

I graduated in Salahaddin University - College of Science - Chemistry Department in 2003 with Bachelor degree in Chemistry, and then worked as a demonstrator (assistant chemist) for two years (2003-2005) in the same department. I accepted as a MSc candidate at Salahaddin University - College of Education - Chemistry Department in 2005 and awarded MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry in 2008. Afterwards, I moved to Soran University and worked as an assistant lecturer in General Science Department - Faculty of Education for three years (2008-2011), and then I have got an opportunity to start PhD study in the UK in 2011 when I granted with a Scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Iraqi Kurdistan Region entitled by HCDP (Human Capacity Development Program). I awarded PhD degree in Chemistry in 2016 at Bangor University - College of Physical and Applied Science, School of Chemistry – UK.

Publications: (Books, researches)

1.      Mohammad, R., Nur-e-Alam, M., Lahmann, M., Parveen, I., 2016. Isolation and characterisation of 13 pterosins and pterosides from bracken (Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn) rhizome. Phytochemistry 128, 82–94.

2.      Fakhre, N., Mohammad, R., 2016. Flow-injection spectrophotometric determination of chlorogenic acid in some natural samples. Adv. Food Sci. Technol. 3, 146–155.

3.      Usman, A., Mohammad, R.H., Raheem, D., 2016. Isolation and characterization of naturally occurring butylated hydroxytoluene from Trichilia emetica whole seeds. J. Nat. Prod. Resour. J. Nat. Prod. Resour. 2, 68–70.

Scientific Activities: (Conference, Workshop, Symposium)

- Plants as Providers of Fine Chemicals. Organized by Bangor University, Bangor, North of Wales, UK (Conference, 29th-30th August 2012).

- Plants as Providers of Fine Chemicals. Organized by Bangor University, Bangor, North of Wales, UK (Conference, 28th-29th August 2013)

- 28th Royal Society of Chemistry Young Scientist Symposium 2013. Organised by RSC North West Trust Metrohm Quay Pharma, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, UK (19th September 2013).

- Advances in GC IV. Organised by Royal Society of Chemistry, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK (Conference, 30th October 2013).

- 29th Young Scientist Symposium. Organised by RSC North West Trust Metrohm Quay Pharma, Bangor, North of Wales, UK (2nd July 2014).

- International Mother Language Day Symposium, Faculty of Education-Soran University, Soran, (22nd February 2017).