Academic Profile

Adnan Ibrahım Shıhab

Adnan Shihab

Erbil Technology College
Department of Automotive Technology
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General Specialization
Mechanical Engineering
Specific Specialization
Automotive Engineering
Karkuk Road Erbil Polytechnic Uniersity Erbil


Andnan Shıhab, born on July, 01, 1057 in Sadia, Diyala, Iraq.

Completed my basic education in Diyala and left Iraq to Russia to attend Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University in Moscow.  I obtained my BSc/ MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1981 and then I received a scholarship to start a One-Year Specialization study & research to specialize in the utilization of Alternative Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines.  Following the successful completion of the Specialization year in 1982, I received a scholarship to study at the PhD Program 1982-1986.  I completed the PhD Program successfully and received a doctorate degree in Technical Sciences specializing in Internal Combustion Engines in 1986.

In 1986 I left Moscow to start working in Hoon, Libya, at the Tahaddi University, Mechanical Engineering Department of the Higher Institute for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.  I taught automotive engineering subjects as well as I headed the automotive-research laboratory.  I worked there until 1990.

In 1990, I left Africa to Canada and I stayed there for about 20 years working at different companies, including General Motoras of Canada - Defense Division, AM Technologies Inc., and teaching engineering subjects at different Colleges.

In 2019 I came to Erbil to start working at the Mechanical Department, Erbil Technology Institute, Erbil Polytechnic university.  In 2011 I was appointed as the director of Curricula Development at the EPU Headquarters, later, in 2914, I was appointed to direct the international relations department, and then I was appointed to the position of adviser to the president of EPU, and since  2016 I am heading the directorate of Career Development Center at EPU.

My main achievements are my contribution to the establishment of the Automotive Department at EPU.  In 2015, I obtained a mini-grant of $50,000 from IREX USA Embassy, to establish the Automotive Department.  The department is functioning and this year the second group is graduating.