Dr Ibrahim Ismael Hamarash is a professor of Electrical Engineering at Salahaddin University-Erbil. He received his BSc degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Salahaddin University, his MSc. in Electrical Engineering (Major: Control Systems Engineering) from Mosul University, his MRes in Computer Science from Staffordshire University (UK), his PhD. in Electrical Engineering (Major: Control Systems Engineering) from The University of Technology, his ICT project management certificate from UCSD, USA. In 2007 he was visiting postdoctoral researcher at Monash University (Australia), he has been awarded the Endeavor Medal from the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for his postdoctoral research in Control Systems.
He is the co-founder of the Mobile Education Centre for Regeneration Energy and Automation (MECREA) with Karlsruhe University for Applied Science, Germany. He founded Erbil Centre for Sustainable Development with Five Professors from Five International Universities to support KRG projects. He is the founder and head of the Software Engineering Department at SU,2000-2004, and Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at SU,2007-2011. Vice President for Scientific Affairs and postgraduate studies,2011-2017, Dean of Engineering College at Salahaddin University-Erbil 2017-2018.
He is the author of the first national Computer Dictionary (English-Kurdish), 1999, Computers (Textbook for year 7 and 8 students in Kurdistan Region, 2001, and the author of more than 50 scientific papers. He served as the general chair and keynote speaker for many International Conferences in Kurdistan and abroad.
In the industrial sector, he designed and supervised many Electrical, Control, Computer and Software Projects for International agencies and companies between 1993-2011.
Dr Ibrahim supervised 30 MSc. students, and 4 PhD. students in the field of Electrical, Computer Engineering and Information Technology. He is a member of Kurdistan Engineers Union, Iraqi Engineers Syndicate and a Senior member of IEEE and Interaction Design Foundation.