Faiq H. Saeed

Faiq H. Saeed

Faiq H. Saeed

Dean of Science Faculty

Position: ASST. PROF.

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

My philosophy of teaching is based on the modern view of teaching, I do not believe my task is to teach: my duty and pleasure is to inspire my students. Inspiration is a multi-faceted concept. It involves making the context of the subject interesting and relevant to the students.

Chemistry is not words and symbols on a board, it is seeing chemistry and doing chemistry. The world around us is chemical and we, ourselves, are constructed of chemicals. It is this integration of chemistry and life that I seek to communicate to my students.

While the classroom provides an opportunity for seeing, it is the laboratory that provides an opportunity for doing. Experiments and procedures can become ‘fossilized,’ with many current lab manuals.

Creating a positive learning environment is the most important aspect of teaching. The environment is multi-dimensional, extending beyond the classroom or laboratory to the external learning spaces of my office or to a chance meeting in the corridor. Professional accessibility and approachability are intrinsic to the creation of an environment which communicates care and concern to my students.

Previous positions
  1. Head of Chemistry department/ College of Science / Salahaddin University (1992-1997)
  2. Gave lectures in different workshops organized by (WHO) in Erbil, Sulaimani, and Duhok-Iraq (1997)
  3. Head of research Group of PROKURD Project between Salahaddin University and Pavia University- Italy
  4. Head of Examination Committee (1981-1994)
  5. Scientific Committees (1995-2017)
  6. Have Join Project with EMU University – Cyprus (2016)
  7. I have shared discussions of more than 50 M.Sc. and Ph.D. Thesis (from 1981-Present)
  8. Head of Promotion Committee for 12 years (1994-2006)
Research interests
  1. Organic Synthesis
  2. Phytochemistry
  3. Spectroscopy
  4. Medicinal Plants and Green Nanotechnology
  1. Kaukab Kakus Toma (M.Sc. 1989) (A Study of Reformatsky Reaction by Using Ultrasonic Waves Technique).
  2. Nafii Hamadi Abdulla (Chemical and Biological Studies of Rhus coriaria).
  3. Bushra Hana Marbeen (β-Lactam Synthesis by Ultrasonic Promoted Reformatsky Reaction).
  4. Shelan Hana Boya (Clemmensen Reduction of Some Monoketones by Ultrasonic Waves Technique).
  5. Sawar Ibrahim Maulood (Chemical and Biological Studies of Nigella sativa seeds).
  6. Jala Bahgat Zewar (Chemical and Biological Studies of Fenugreek seeds).
  7. Farouq Emam Hawaiz (Synthesis of Some Heterocyclic and Amine Salt Compounds From the Reaction of Malonyl Chloride).
  8. Nawroz Omer Mohammad (Synthesis of Some Heterocyclic Compounds From Reaction of Malonyl Chloride With Ketones).
  9. Dahlia Arif Abdule (Synthesis and Oxidation of Some (N,N’-Ethylene and N,N’-Phenylene) Thio Diamine Cyclic Compounds).
  10. Sirwa Nasradin Majid (Isolation and Identification of Some Chemical Constituents from the Fruit of Prunus microcarpa).
  11. Safea Sabir Taha (Synthesis and Spectroscopic Studies of Some Coumarine -3-Carboxylic Acid Compounds by Ultrsonic Promoted Knoevenagel Reaction).
  12. Alaadin Mohammad Alaadin (Phytochemical Investigation of Plantago ovate Forsk Seeds Growing in Iraq).
  13. Lana Hadi Chawishli (Synthesis and Spectroscopic Identification of Some New Benzo [C] Fruoride, Diimine Compounds and Bis-β-Lactams Synthesis Using Ultrasonic Waves).
  14. Farouq Emam Hawaiz (Microwave, Ultrasonic and Solvent-Free Assistance Synthesis of Some New Chalcones & Their Transformation into Pyrazoline Derivatives).
  15. Burhan Ahmed Saleh (Separation and Biochemical Studies of Some Hypoglycemic Active Components in Alfa-alfa and Rhubarb Plants).
  16. Bahar Rahman Ismail (Synthesis and Spectroscopic Studies of Some New Benzothiazole Derivatives).
  17. Karzan Khaleel Hameed (Synthesis and Spectroscopic Studies of Some New 3,4-dihydropyrimidine-2(1H)-one Derivatives).
  18. Haval Osman Abdulla (Synthesis and Spectroscopic Study of Some New Bis-(Dihydropyrimidineones-5-Carboxamide) by Using Ultrsonic Technique).
  19. Peshawa Shafiq Osw (Chemical and Antimicrobial Studies of Anchusa azurea Mill).
  20. Pshtiwan Adel Masum (Chemical and Antimicrobial Studies of Scorzonera papposa).
  21. Hussein Kaka Ahmed Khudhur (Synthesis and Characterization of Some New Symmetrical Bis-Isatins Derived From p-Substituted Aromatic Amine).
  22. Hawraz Ibrahim M.Amin (Phytochemical & Pharmacological Studies of Iris persica: Isolation and Identification of Bioactive Compounds by Using Different Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Techniques).
  23. Mohammed Farhad Ibrahim (Isolation, Characterization and Biological Activities of Some Phytoconstituents from Kurdistan Tulipa systole).
  24. Fuad Othman Abdulla (A New Iridoid Dimer and Main Chemical Constituents From Pterocephalus nestorianus; Isolation, Spectroscopic Identification and Bioassay Screening).
  25. Dahlia Arif Abdule (Synthesis of Some New Class of Bis-α-aminobenzylphenols by Bitti Reaction).
  26. Karzan Khaleel Hameed (Synthesis and Characterization of Some New Nucleoside from Cyclopentenone).
  27. Sarbast Muhammed Ahmed (Cyclopentenone-Based Nucleoside Analogues Synthesis).

  1.  Phytochemistry and Biological Activities of Iris Species Growing in Iraqi Kurdistan and Phenolic Constituents of the Traditional Plant Iris postii
  2.  An Overview of the Therapeutic Potential of Iris persica
  3.   Structures and Bioactivities of Steroidal Saponins Isolated from the Genera Dracaena and Sansevieria
  4.   Synthesis, Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Oxidant Activity of Azo-Oxazolone and Their Ring Opening Azo-Benzamide Derivatives.
  5.    Isolation of Kaempferol 3-O-Rutinoside from Kurdish Plant Anchusa italica Retz. and Bioactivity of Some Extracts.
  6. Abdullah, F. O., Hussain, F. H., Clericuzio, M., Porta, A., & Vidari, G. (2017). A New Iridoid Dimer and Other Constituents from the Traditional Kurdish Plant Pterocephalus nestorianus Nábělek. Chemistry & biodiversity14(3), e1600281.
  7. Abdullah, F. O., Hussain, F. H., Mannucci, B., Lappano, R., Tosi, S., Maggiolini, M., & Vidari, G. (2017). Composition, Antifungal and Antiproliferative Activities of the Hydrodistilled Oils from Leaves and Flower Heads of Pterocephalus nestorianus Nábělek. Chemistry & biodiversity14(7), e1700009.
  8. Amin, H. I. M., Amin, A. A., Tosi, S., Mellerio, G. G., Hussain, F. H., Picco, A. M., & Vidari, G. (2017). Chemical Composition and Antifungal Activity of Essential Oils from Flowers, Leaves, Rhizomes, and Bulbs of the Wild Iraqi Kurdish Plant Iris persica. Natural product communications, 12(3), 1934578X1701200334.
  9. Abdullah, F. O., Hussain, F. H. S., Sardar, A. S., Vita-Finzi, P., & Vidari, G. (2016). Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants Used on Safeen Mountain in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Natural product communications11(12), 1934578X1601101236.
  11. ABDULLAH, F. O., saeed Hussain, F. H., & Vidari, G. (2017). Determination of some elements from wild Pterocephalus nestorianus Nab., growing in Kurdistan Region/Iraq using ICP-AES and ICP-MS. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences29(1), 83-89.
  12. Amin, H. I., Amin, A. A., Hussain, F. H., & Vidari, G. (2016). Preliminary Phytochemical Screening of Iris Persica L.(Flowers, Leaves, Bulbs and Rhizomes) Collected in Kurdistan Region-Iraq. Science Journal of University of Zakho4(1), 81-86.
  13. Amina, H. I. M., Hussaina, F. H. S., & Vidari, G. V. (2016). Characterization and quantification of some esters of fatty acids from Iris persica L. Bulbs by GC-MS analysis. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences28(3), 32-36.
  15. Ibrahim, M. F., Hussain, F. H., & Zanoni, G. (2016). Fatty Acid Characterization from Flowers of Tulipa Systola Stapf. Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). Science Journal of University of Zakho4(2), 213-216.
  16. Amin, H. I. M., Ibrahim, M. F., Hussain, F. H., Sardar, A. S., & Vidari, G. (2016). Phytochemistry and ethnopharmacology of some medicinal plants used in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Natural product communications11(3), 1934578X1601100306.
  17. Ibrahim, M. F., Hussain, F. H. S., Zanoni, G., & Vidari, G. (2017). The main constituents of Tulipa systola Stapf. roots and flowers; their antioxidant activities. Natural product research31(17), 2001-2007.
  18. Ibrahim, M. F., Hussain, F. H. S., Zanoni, G., & Vidari, G. (2015). ICP-AES/ICP-MS elemental analysis of Tulipa systola Stapf. growing in Kurdistan region Iraq. J Pharm Sci Innov4(3), 165-167.
  19. Ibrahim, M. F., Hussain, F. H. S., Zanoni, G., & Vidari, G. (2015). Antioxidant and free radical-scavenging activity of Tulipa systola roots, leaves and flowers collected in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.  Life Sci. Technol34, 13-19.
  20. Hawaiz F.E., Hussein F.H.S. and Azeez H.J., (2013). Separation and Characterization of some new Bis-Chalcone and their transformation to Bis-thiocabomoyl-2-pyrazoline derivatives. Journal of University of Zakho (JUOZ), 1(1), 210-219.
  21. Brusotti, G., Ibrahim, M. F., Dentamaro, A., Gilardoni, G., Tosi, S., Grisoli, P. & Vidari, G. (2013). Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the volatile fractions from leaves and flowers of the wild Iraqi Kurdish plant Prangos peucedanifolia Fenzl. Chemistry & biodiversity10(2), 274-280.
  22. Hussain, F. H., Ziwar, J. B., & Yonis, N. M. Synthesis of Some 5-Substituted Dipyrromethanes by ultrasound irradiation. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 22(4).
  23. Saleh, B. A., Sabir, D. M., & Hussin, F. H. M. (2009). Separation and characterization of active proteins from (rheumribes roots) which have hypoglycemic activity in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic mice. Polish Journal of Applied Chemistry53(4), 303-313.
  24. Sabir, D. M., Saleh, B. A., Hussain, F. H. S., Raoof, H., & Tantawy, A. S. (2009). Hypoglycemic activity of aqueous extract and sequential solnent extract of medicago sativa (lucern) flower in normal and alloxan induced dlabetic mice. Polish Journal of Applied Chemistry53(4), 295-302.
  25. Naqishbandi A.M., Hussain F.H.S., & Mubarak S.I., (2004). Lipids and Steroids from Plantago ovata Forsk seeds growing in Iraq. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 16(4).
  26. Hussian, F. H., & Majid, S. N. (2004). Analysis of Flavonoid Compounds in the Fruit of Prunus Microcarpa. JZS, part A, 7(1).
  27. Hussian, F. H., & Aba Baker S.S.T., (2004). Synthesis of some new Coumarin-3-carboxylic acid compound By Ultrasonic Promoted Knoevenagel condensation. J. Duhok University, 7(1). 49-55
  28. Hussain, F.H.S., (2003). Synthesis of Some New p-Phenylene-Bis [4-Substitutedbenzo-azetidine-2-one] Via the Ultrasonic Promoted Reaction. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 15(2).
  29. Hussain, F. H., & Abdule, D. A. (2003). Synthesis and Oxidation of N, N (O-Phenylene) Thioacetmid. 2A (1).
  30. Hussain, F. H. S. & Majid, S. N., (2003). Fatty Acids Composition of Seed & Fleshoil of Prunus Microcarpa Fruit. Journal of Zankoy Sulaimani, 6(1).
  31. Sabir, D. M., Hussain, F. H., & ZEWAR, J. B. (2002). Separation and characterisation of fenugreek seeds proteins. Deutsche Lebensmittel-Rundschau98(1), 14-16.
  32. Al-Katti, J.M., Zaidi, N.A., Hussain, F.H.S., & Mahajan, R.K., (1980). Synthesis of some Chloropyrano-1,3-Dioxin compounds from the reaction of Malonyl chloride with Ketones, Iraqi J. Sci, 21 (4), 721-730.
  33. Hussain, F.H.S., & Hawaiz, F.E., (2001). Preparation of Bis-N,N-p-Substituted Malono and Succinanilides Observation on the effect of substituents, Journal of Dohuk University, 4(2).
  34. Hussain, F.H.S., & Hawaiz, F.E., (2000). Reaction of Malonyl chloride and other Acyl chloride with Amino Nitriles, ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 12(1).
  35. Hussain, F.H.S., & Hawaiz, F.E., (2000). Synthesis of some Oxopyrano-Oxazine compounds from the reaction of Malonyl chloride with organonitriles, Journal of Zankoy Sulaimani, 3(1), 23-31.
  36. Hussain, F.H.S., Mahmoud, K., & Rasheed, O.H.A., (1989). Fatty acids composition of Red and Brown Rhus coriaria Fruits in Northern Iraq, ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2(3), 63-70.
  37. Brennan, J., & Hussain, F. H. (1985). The synthesis of penicillanate esters from ultrasonically formed organozinc intermediates. Synthesis1985(08), 749-751.
  38. Brennan, J., & Hussain, F. H. & Virgili, P., (1986)., 4-Fluoroazetidinone derivatives from secopenicillate Sulphonium tetrafluoroborates, Tetrahedron Letter, 27(27), 3199.
  39. Al-Katti, J.M., Zaidi, N.A., Hussain, F.H.S., & Mahajan, R.K., (1980). A convenient method of Pyridine derivatives, ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 6(1), 131-134.
  40. Al-Katti, J.M., Zaidi, N.A., Hussain, F.H.S., & Mahajan, R.K., (1980). Reaction of Malonyl chloride with cyclopropane carbonitrile, Iraqi J. Sci., 21(4), 721-730.
  41. Al-Katti, J.M., Zaidi, N.A., Hussain, F.H.S., & Mahajan, R.K., (1981). Reaction of Malonyl chloride with Nitriles without α-Methylene group, Iraqi J. Sci., 22(1). 18.
  42. Hussain, F.H.S., Hadi, Q.H., & Khaleef, J., (1991). Chemistry of Nine-membered Heterocyclic-I: Synthesis and Oxidation of N,N`-Ethylene thiodiacetmide, ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, (1).
  43. Hussain, F.H.S., & TOma, K.K., (1993). A study of Reformatscky Reaction by using Ultrasonic Waves Techniques, J. Sci., Nat., 2(1).
  1. Hussain, F.H.S. & Maulood, S.I., (1998). Chemical and Biological Studies of Nigella sativa L. seeds, ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2(233).
  2. Hussain, F.H.S., & Marbeen, B.H., (1998). β-Lactam synthesis by ultrasonic Promoted Reformatsky reaction, ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2(175).
  3. Hussain, F.H.S. & Boya, S., (1998). Clemmensen Reduction of some monoketones by Ultrasonic Wave Technique, ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2(221).
  4. HUSSEINA, F., Hawaizb, F. E., & Azeezb, H. J. (2013). Synthesis and characterization of some new pyrazoline derivatives derived from 2, 4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde. International Journal4(6).
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