Hiwa Omer Ahmad

Assistant Professor

College of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

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Hiwa O. Ahmd has completed his PhD in 2015 in physical Organic Chemistry in the University of Cardiff/ UK. He is a Lecturer in College of Pharmacy/ Hawler Medical University. The research has been focused on Drug synthesis, mechanism of hydrolysis and racemisation of drug, computational study of reactions and Structure activity relationship of drug-like molecules.

Hiwa is currently working on Drug synthesis, Hydrolysis, and racemisation mechanism of drugs,  Drug-receptors binding and SAR of Drugs.

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1- Rozh Qasim Amin (Msc student)

1- Quantitative Prediction of Rate Constants for Aqueous Racemization To Avoid Pointless Stereoselective Syntheses

A Ballard, HO Ahmad, S Narduolo, L Rosa, N Chand, DA Cosgrove, ...
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Hiwa O. Ahmed & Kafia M. Shareef
Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences
Zanko S. Jawhar, Hiwa O. Ahmed, Asmaa A. Haydar, Halala A. Abdullah, Sawza A. Mahamad
4-The problem of racemization in drug discovery and tools to predict it
Andrew Ballard, Stefania Narduolo, Hiwa O. Ahmad, David A. Cosgrove,
Andrew G. Leach & Niklaas J. Buurma

5- Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and antibacterial activity of new series of Schiff base derived from 4-aminoantipyrine and 2-amino benzimidazole

Sarbast Muhammed Ahmed, Kezhal M. Salih, Hiwa Omer Ahmad, Zanko H. Jawhar, Dashti H. Hamad
6- Racemisation in Chemistry and Biology
Chemistry: A European Journal, 2019
7- Computational study of optical properties, and enantioselective synthesis of di-substituted esters of hydantoic and thiohydantoic acids.
Hiwa Omer Ahmad
Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 32(1), pp. 75-94. doi: 10.21271/zjpas.32.1.9.
8-Synthesis, computational study, and antibacterial activity of rhodanine and thiazolidine-2,4-dione scaffolds

Rozh Qasim Amin , Hiwa Omer Ahmad

Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied SciencesVol 32 No 3 (2020) 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21271/ZJPAS.32.3.15

 9-Quantitative Prediction of Rate Constants for Aqueous Racemization to Avoid Pointless Stereoselective Syntheses—Can a physical organic chemist survive without deuterium


September 2015 PhD Physical Organic chemistry, Cardiff University/ UK

Thesis:Kinetics and mechanism of racemisation reactions of configurationally labile stereogenic centres in drug-like molecules in aqueous solutions; thiohydantoins and related compounds.

MSc Physical Chemistry -Hawler Medical University,Erbil, Kurdistan Iraq

Thesis: Kinetics and thermodynamics study for adsorption of antibiotics from aqueous solutions.

2005 BSC, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Kurdistan Iraq


1.Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry.
2- Advanced Organic Chemistry ( Post-graduate )