Frzan F. Ali

Frzan F. Ali
Location Tishk International University Erbil Branch Address 100 Meter Street and Mosul Road Erbil KRG IRAQ
Pronouns He / Him / His

Frzan F. Ali

Position: Assistant Lecturer
Faculty : Engineering.
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Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)

M.Sc , B.Sc

Teaching philosophy

I believe teaching engineering modules must be practical in a way where students can apply the learnt lessons in real life after graduation. The methods of delivering information should be entertaining and should focus on the students as the center of the classroom. I believe students should know exactly how the subject presented in the lecture, can be used when working as an engineer after graduation or as researcher in an academic field. When teaching engineering modules, I focus primarily on the implementation of the rules and application of the theories, by explaining with real examples, case studies and using engineering software. When I teach calculations procedures and mathematical formulas, I focus on “the why” for each step, by that I mean, students should evaluate and understand why the equations are presented in such a way, and why the next step is the logical step. When I demonstrate engineering software, I not only show the students the steps but also, I explain why we do what we do while using the software. I also explain how we know we have made the right step and reached the right result. I show how to troubleshoot the software and how to recognize mistakes. A hands-on experience, with logical thought process, that focuses on real-life problems and thinking about practical solutions are my main philosophy of teaching engineering modules.

Previous positions

University lecturer (Knowledge University 2020-2021 full time & Tishk International University 2020-2021 part time)

Reservoir Engineer – HKN Energy 2015-2020

MWD/LWD Engineer – Schlumberger

Research interests

Reservoir Engineering

Production Engineering

Reservoir Simulation


Supervising several graduation projects for undergraduate students from Tishk International University


F. F. Ali, M. R. Hamoudi and A. H. A. Wahab, "Analyzing the factors contributing to water coning in a naturally fractured oil reservoir of Kurdistan Region of Iraq," 2021 7th International Engineering Conference “Research & Innovation amid Global Pandemic" (IEC), 2021, pp. 172-177, doi: 10.1109/IEC52205.2021.9476103.

F. F. Ali, Hamoudi, M., & Abdul Wahab, A. (2021, June 30). Comparison Between Homogenous and Heterogeneous Reservoirs: A Parametric Study of Water Coning Phenomena. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering, 5(1), 119-131. Y.A. Rothan,

F. F. Ali, A. Issakhov, M.M. M. Selim, Z. Li, Optimization analysis of hydrogen production using ammonia decomposition, Journal of Molecular Liquids, Volume 335, 2021, 116190, ISSN 0167-7322,


Well Testing Petroleum Production Engineering I

Petroleum Production Engineering II