Dr. Abdulsamad S. Ahmad

Dr. Abdulsamad S. Ahmad
Location Tishk International University Erbil Branch Address 100 Meter Street and Mosul Road Erbil KRG IRAQ
Specialty Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pronouns He / Him / His

Dr. Abdulsamad S. Ahmad

TIU president

Position: Assistant Professor
Faculty : Pharmacy.
Researchgate | Google Scholar CV

Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)

PhD (Pharm. Chemistry)

Teaching philosophy

I've been teaching Pharmaceutical Chemistry courses for 14 years and have evolved to believe in the ever-changing necessity to keep up with increasing human requirements for health and well-being is the key in connecting the established subject knowledge with contemporary disease management. This has become increasingly important in the post-Covid era, as every health care-related subject must be viewed through the lens of Covid. 

Pharmacy is a research-based course and thus, I constantly encourage my students to think critically and connect established knowledge in the medicinal chemistry domain to emerging ailments and recent advancements. 

My teaching strategies include problem-based learning, the use of critical learning tools such as computer-based assignments, and collaborative multidimensional research. My goal is to instill in students a desire to learn that will enable them to be lifelong learners and never experience adversity in an ever-changing world.

Previous positions

Director (Dean), MESCO Institute of Pharmacy, Amroha, U.P, India. Sep 2018-Oct 2019. 

Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-kharj, Saudi Arabia. Dec 2008 – July 2018. 

Lecturer, D. J. College of Pharmacy, U.P. Technical University, Modinagar, U. P, India, 

April 2007- Dec 2008

Research interests
  1. Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry (Quinazolinones, 1,3,4-oxadiazoles, Schiff bases etc). 
  2. Computer Aided drug Design (3D-QSAR and Molecular Modelling), 
  3. Pharmaceutical Analysis (ICP-MS, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, IC, GCMS, HPLC, IR) 

I have been actively engaged as supervisor for the research work of UG students . Also facilitating the faculty involved in their PhD program

 with Pharmaceutical Chemistry as their core research project along with providing support in writing and submitting research grants. 


1.Zaki MEA, Al-Hussain SA, Masand VH, Sabnani MK, Samad A., Mechanistic and Predictive QSAR Analysis of Diverse Molecules to Capture Salient and Hidden Pharmacophores for Anti-Thrombotic Activity. International Journal

of Molecular Sciences. 2021; 22(15):8352. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22158352

2. Najeeb Ur Rehman, Mohd N Ansari, Abdul Samad, In silico, Ex vivo and In vivo studies of Roflumilast as potential Antidiarrheal and Antispasmodic agent: Inhibition of PDE-4 Enzyme and Voltage-gated Ca++ ion Channels, Molecules, 25, (4) 1008, 2020.

3. Javed Ahamad, Subasini Uthirapathy, Kamran J Naquvi, Kamran J Naquvi, Muath Sh. Mohammed Ameen, Esra T. Anwer , Abdul Samad and Mohammad Shabib Akhtar, “Phytochemicals for the Treatment of Human Diseases", Bioactive Phytochemicals: Drug Discovery to Product Development, 2020, 1-37, Bentham Science Publishers.

4. Showkat R. Mir, Tara Fuad Tahir, Javed Ahamad, Raad A Kaskoos, Naila Hassan, Ali Alkefai and Abdul Samad, Spectroscopic Techniques for Structural Characterization of Natural Bioactive Compounds, Bioactive Phytochemicals: Drug Discovery to Product Development, 2020, 1-30, Bentham Science Publishers.

5. Md. Afroz Bakht, Mshari A. Alotaibi, Abdulrahman I. Alharthi, Mohammed H. Geesi, Mohammed. B. Alshammari, Yassine Riadi, Abdul Samad, Mujeeb Khan, Mehnaz Kamal. Highly Reduced Graphene Oxide-Phosphomolybdic acid (HRG-PMoA) Catalyzed Synthesis of Quinazoline Derivatives in Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES): An Expeditious Approach, Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 30 (1) 2020 (IF: 0.1)

6. Mehnaz Kamal, Md. Afroz Bakht, Abdul Samad, Mohd. Zaheen Hassan, "Exploration of 24-Hydroxylase, a Vitamin D Metabolizing Enzyme via In Silico Screening of Some New Phenylalanine-Benzofuran-Acetamide/Propanamide/Butanamide Hybrids: An Approach to Overcome Vitamin D Deficiency" accepted in Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 30 (1) 2020 (IF 0.1).

7. Humera Khan, F. Hussain and Abdul Samad, Cure and Prevention of Diseases with Vitamin C into Perspective: An Overview, Feb 2020, Journal of critical reviews, 2020.

8. Bahar Ahmed, Abdul Samad, Talha Jamal; Antihepatotoxic activity of 1-methyl caffeic acid, a new derivative of caffeic acid from Tamarixaphylla (L.) Karst in carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic damage. (Communicated to Phytochemistry Letters).

9. Mahmoud A. Sharaf-Eldin, PravejAlam, Shereen F. Elkholy, Abdul Samad, Aftab Alam, and Manuel C. Palada, Impact of drying methods on nutritional value, antioxidant activities and flavonoid content of Moringa oleifera, Journal of Medicinal and Spice Plants, (zag-info.com).

10. Majid Ahmad Ganaie, Abdul Samad, Mohd. Nazam Ansari, Tajdar Husain Khan, PravejAlam and Syed Rizwan Ahamad, Phytochemical Screening and In-Silico Investigation of Crocin and Safranal, Constituents of Saffron for Their Cytochrome P450 2C9 Enzyme Activity, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Allied Sciences, 2018, Vol 6, issue 1, pp 1-14.

11. Mohd Nazam Ansari, Majid Ahmad Ganaie, Tajdar H Khan, Abdul Samad, Hassan A Madkhali, Syed Rizwan Ahamad, Evaluation of the Diuretic Potentials of Naringenin in Hypercholesterolemic Rats, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research,2018; 17 (2): 239-244. (IF 0.569)

12. Mohd. Imran, M. Afroz Bakht, Abdul Samad, Abida, Synthesis of some quinoline-pyrazoline based naphthalenylthiazole derivatives and their evaluation as potential antimicrobial agents as potential antimicrobial agents, Trop J Pharm Res, 2017; 16 (5): 1147-1155.

13. Gamal A. Gabr, Gamal A, Abdul Samad, Nora A. Al-Tamimi, Maged S. Abdel-Kader, The Potential Protective Effects of Vigna radiata and Lepidiumsativumagainst Bone Loss Induced By Prednisolone Acetate in Male and Female Rats, Indo Am. J. of Pharm. Sci., 2017; 4 (05).

14. Naffaa, M.M. &Samad, A., The binding mode of picrotoxinin in GABAA-ρ receptors: Insight into the subunit’s selectivity in the transmembrane domain. Computational Biology and Chemistry, 2016,64, pp.202–209. (IF 1.412)

15. Poonam Rishishwar, Bahar Ahmed and AbdulSamad*, Molecular Modelling Guided Approach for In Silico Screening of Some Hydrazone Derivatives as Gaba-AT Inhibitors, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2016, vol 5, issue 7, 1516-1530.

16. Bahar Ahmed, Abdul Samad* and Mohsin Hasan, Molecular Modelling Studies, Synthesis and Antimicrobial Screening of Some Novel Sulphonamide Quinazolin-4(3h)-One Fused Derivatives, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014, vol 6, issue 4.

17. Samad Abdul*, Ahmed Bahar, Hasan Mohsin, HaqueAnzarul, In-Silico search of Tailored Cox-2 Inhibitors: Screening of Quinazolinone derivatives via molecular modeling Tools, Int. J. Drug Dev. & Res., April – June, 2014, Vol. 6, Issue 2.

18. Abdul Samad, Moawiah M. Naffaa, Mohammed AfrozBakht, Manav Malhotra, and Majid A. Ganaie, “Target Based Designing of Anthracenone Derivatives as Tubulin Polymerization Inhibiting Agents: 3D QSAR and Docking Approach,” International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2014, Article ID 658016, 1-15 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/658016.

19. Manav Malhotra, Manu Arora, Abdul Samad, KapendraSahu, Priyanka Phogat and Aakash Deep, Synthesis and evaluation of some novel derivatives of 2-propoxybenzylidene isonicotinohydrazide for their potential antimicrobial activity, Journal of Serbian Chemical Society, 2012, 77 (5), 589-597. (IF 0.797)

20. Manav Malhotra, Mohit Sanduja, Abdul Samad and Aakash Deep, New Oxadiazole derivatives of isonicotinohydrazide in the search of antimicrobial agents: Synthesis and in vitro evaluation, Journal of Serbian Chemical Society,2012, 77 (1) 9-16. (IF 0.797)

21. Singh, Priyanka; Jain, Jainendra; Sinha, Reema; Samad, Abdul; Kumar, Rajeev; Malhotra, Manav; Synthesis and Screening of Substituted Thiosemicarbazone Derivatives: An Approach towards Novel Anticonvulsant Search, Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2011, Volume 11, Number 1, pp. 60-65(6), Bentham Science Publishers.

22. Manav Malhotra, Rajiv Sharma, Vikramdeep Monga, Aakash Deep, KapendraSahu and Abdul Samad; Synthesis, Characterization of (E)-N’-(substituted-benzylidene) isonicotino-hydrazide Derivatives as Potent Antitubercular Agents, 2011, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery,8, No. 6. (IF 0.924)

23. Naveen Yadav, Manav Malhotra, Vikramdeep Monga, Sagun Sharma, Jainendra Jain, Abdul SamadandAakash Deep, Synthesis, characterization, and pharmacological evaluation of new GABA analogs as potent anticonvulsant agents, Medicinal Chemistry Research, 2012, 21 (9), 2208-2216. DOI: 10.1007/s00044-011-9743-9. (IF 1.607)

24. Manav Malhotra, Vikramdeep Monga, Sagun Sharma, Jainendra Jain, Abdul Samad, James Stables and Aakash Deep, Synthesis, characterization and pharmacological evaluation of (E)-N′-(substituted-benzylidene)isonicotinohydrazide derivatives as potent anticonvulsant agents, Medicinal Chemistry Research, 19 July 2011, 21 (9), 2145-2152. DOI: 10.1007/s00044-011-9739-5. (IF 1.607)

25. K.K. Jha., Abdul Samad*, Y.Kumar, R.L. Khosa, Mohd. Shaharyar , J.S. Jain, Vikash Ruhil, Priyanka Singh, Design, Synthesis and Antimicrobial Evaluation of 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry,2010, 45, 4963- 4967. (IF 4.816)

26. Mohammed Afroz Bakht, M. ShaharYar, Sami Gaber Abdel-Hamid, Saleh I. Al Qasoumi, Abdul Samad,Molecular Properties Prediction, Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of Some Newer Oxadiazole derivatives, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2010,45. 5258-5269. (IF 4.816) 27. K.K. Jha., Abdul Samad, Y.Kumar, R.L. Khosa, Mohd. Shaharyar , Sandeep Bansal, 3D QSAR Studies of 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives as antimycobacterial agents, Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2009), 8 (3): 163-167, ISSN: 1735-0328 (IF 1.372)

28. S.K. Singh, Y.Kumar, S. S. Kumar, V.K. Sharma, K. Dua and Abdul Samad, Antimicrobial evaluation of mangiferin analogues; Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2009, 71, 3, 328-331. (IF 0.762)

29. Samad A*., Kamal Dua, V.K.Sharma, Ved Prakash yadav, Pranav Sharma, Sunil Prajapati, Biomarkers: A Novel Approach for Targeted Cancer Therapy, URL, www.pharmainfo.net. Scheduled on 7th Apr 2008.

30. Abdul Samad*, V.K. Sharma, Kamal Dua, Ved Prakash, Pranav Sharma, Expediting Drug Discovery & Development via M.W. Technology, Scheduled on Thursday, January 29, 2009. 08:00 IST, URL http://pharmabiz.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?aid=48762&sid=9

31. Kamal Dua, Vijay Kumar Sharma, U.V.Singh Sara, M.V.Ramana, Abdul Samad, Pranav Sharma, OTC Medications During Pregnancy, The Indian Pharmacist, Feb 2008, Vol.No.68, 21-26, ISSN No.0972-7914.

32. Pranav Sharma, Kamal Dua, V.K.Sharma, U.V.Singh Sara, V.P.Yadav, Samad A, Drug Information Centers: Relevance & Prospects in Indian Context, The Indian Pharmacist, March 2008, Vol.No.69, 22-26, ISSN No.0972-7914.


1.11- Vijay Kumar Sharma, Kamal Dua, V.P.Yadav, Abdul Samad, Pranav Sharma, Pharmacy Education: Indian Scenario-Searching Path For Excellence at 13th APTI Annual National Convention held at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh on 1-3rd Oct 2008. 

2.Ved Prakash Yadav, U.K.Singh, V.K. Sharma, Kamal Dua, Abdul Samad, Pranav Sharma, Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of Some Potent 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole Derivatives at 13th APTI Annual National Convention held at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh on 1-3rd Oct 2008. 

3.V.K. Sharma, Kamal Dua, KhursheedAlam,V.P.Yadav, Abdul Samad, Pranav Sharma, TDDS Through the Mega World of Microneedles at 13th APTI Annual National Convention held at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh on 1-3rd Oct 2008. 

4. Samad Abdul, Jha K.K., Ved Prakash, Sharma V.K.,"3D-QSAR Studies of 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives as antimicrobial agents" Indian Pharmaceutical Congress(IPC’08), Delhi, INDIA,Dec ( 2008). 

5.Samad A., Jain J. S., Jha K.K, Bansal S. K., Sinha R.,"3DQSAR Studies of 1,3,4- Oxidiazole derivatives as antimycobacterial agents", Indian Pharmaceutical Congress(IPC,07), Varanasi, INDIA Dec (2007). 

6.Pranav Sharma, Kamal Dua, U.V.S Sara, V.K.Sharma, V.P.Yadav, Abdul Samad, Atul Tuli, Comparative Dissolution Behaviour of Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes & Solid Dispersions of    Econazole, at ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga,Punjab on 10-12th Oct 2008. 

7. Kamal Dua, U.V.Singh Sara, V.K.Sharma, V.P.Yadav, A. Samad, Pranav Sharma, A Comparative Study: Dissolution Behaviour of Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes, Solid Dispersions and Coprecipitates of A New Generational NSAID at 13th APTI Annual National Convention held at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh on 1-3rd Oct 2008. 

8.Kamal Dua, P.K.Jain, V.K.Sharma, V.P.Yadav, Abdul Samad, Pranav Sharma, TDDS Through the Mega World of Microneedles, at ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga,Punjab on 10-12th Oct 2008. 

9.Jain. J. S, Sinha.R., S. Priyanka., Bansal. S. K., A. Samad., J. Deepti, "3D QSAR studies of substituted diphenylmethlenehydantoins and diphenylhydantoins" Indian Pharmaceutical Congress(IPC,08), Delhi, INDIA,Dec ( 2008). 


Pharmaceutical Chemistry I

Pharmaceutical Chemistry II

Pharmaceutical Chemistry III

Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV

Pharm. Analysis II


Pharmaceutical Chemistry I

Pharmaceutical Chemistry II

Pharmaceutical Chemistry III

Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV

Pharm. Analysis II


Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (PHC 211) 

Pharmaceutical Instrumental Analysis (PHC 425) 

Medicinal Chemistry IV (PHC 428)

Pharmaceutical Analysis (PHC213) 


Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry (PHC 211) 

Pharmaceutical Instrumental Analysis (PHC 425) 

Medicinal Chemistry IV (PHC 428)

Pharmaceutical Analysis (PHC213)