The 4th International Nanotechnology Workshop was organized by the department of physics education at TIU.

It was performed as planned on Monday 28th December 2020 in two sessions. The participants joined the workshop through the zoom link, which was published before on the website of the department of physics education. A detailed workshop program and an abstract book of the presentations were also provided on the webpage.


The program started with the promotional video of Tishk International University. Then the head of the board of trustees of Tishk International University, Dr. Idris Hadi, gave an introduction speech. After a brief history of nanotechnology workshops, the Keynote speeches started. There were 6 Keynote speeches; 2 of them were guest speakers from the outside of Iraq. One of them was Prof. Dr. Mogalahalli Venkatesh Reddy from Canada, and the other one was Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mansoob Khan from Brunei.


The short program and list of the Keynote speakers were as below:



1st SESSION 10:30-12:30


1st Keynote speech: Asst. Prof. Dr. Azeez A. Barzinjy, Salahaddin University-Erbil and Tishk International University, Erbil – Iraq

Green Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoparticles and Their Potential Applications

2nd Keynote speech: Dr. Muhammad Hisham, Tishk International University, Erbil – Iraq

Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Green Technology

3rd Keynote speech: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mansoob Khan, Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Green Technology

2nd SESSION 2:00-4:30

4th Keynote speech: Asst. Prof. Dr. Samir Mustafa Hamad, Soran Research Center, Soran Uni., Erbil – Iraq

Synthesis of ZnO Nanorods From Chemical Method and Biological Method

5th Keynote speech: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Salih, University of Sulaimani, College of Engineering and American University of Iraq, Sulaimani – Iraq

Some Engineering Applications of Nanotechnology in Enhancing the Smartness of the Materials, Drilling Fluid in Oil and Gas Operations, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Construction Fields

6th Keynote speech: Prof. Dr. Mogalahalli Venkatesh Reddy, Institute of Research Hydro-Québec, Centre of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage (CETEES), Hydro-Québec – Canada

Functional Nanomaterials and Their Application for Energy Storage & Conversion


The workshop was free to attend, and the audience has access to attend all of the presentations.

Academicians paid great interest to the sessions. In every session, there were more than 200 participants. Sometimes, the number of participants reached more than 250. Although the presentations comprised very high-level Nanoscience concepts, the organizing committee observed that participants were very enthusiastic to follow the presentations until the end of the workshop.

After each Keynote speech, participants were given a chance to ask the speakers questions using the chat-box of the zoom platform.

In total, more than 330 different people filled up the online certificate form. After the workshop, the organizing committee started to send online certificates through the participants’ emails.

The energy of the presenters and the participants’ corresponding energy motivated the organizing committee to do the next workshop on time.

More than 1.100 different people visited the introduction news of the 4th International Nanotechnology Workshop on the webpage of the department of physics education.

The workshop was followed by people from various countries from America to Brunei. When the workshop started, it was about 10.00 AM in Erbil/Iraq, but it was about 3.00 AM in America and Canada, and 3.00 PM in Brunei.

Participants from 9 different countries other than Iraq followed the workshop: Brunei, Cyprus, Egypt, England, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey, USA, Yemen.

The workshop was finalized with the closing ceremony. The attendants sent a lot of thanks from the chat-box.

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