Hawkar Hashim Ibrahim is a lecturer at the Department of Civil, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University-Erbil. He received a B.Sc. degree from Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraq, in 2008; M.Sc. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, the UK, in 2013. He has published more than 35 papers in international journals. He is interested in soil stabilization, expansive soil, foundations, tunnel engineering, and earth dam areas.