Esam Mahmoud had his BSc. degree in Soil science from Mosul University 1977 , IRAQ and then earned MSc. Degree in soil physics 1984 from Salah-AL-Deen University and Ph.D. in modelling of water flow through soil 2000 from Mosul University. He was appointed Lecturer of the Foundation of Technical Institutes 1978-1985 and Assistance Prof. from 1986 till now. He occupied positions of Head of Computer Department at Mosul Technical Institute 2004-2010, Dean Assistants for Scientific & Students Affairs at Agricultural Technical College and head of Department of Desertification Combating Technology at Agricultural Technical College / Northern Technical University form 2017 till now. He has more than 20 papers in the fields of soil conditioners, modeling of water and salt flow through soil, supervised 2 PhD students.
Dr. Esam Mahmoud research interests are soil physics, modelling of water and solute flow through porous media by programming with FORTRAN computer language or with GUI programs like HYDRUS, Geostudio software, his main concern is modelling water infiltration, evaporation, salt movement and drip irrigation especially in arid areas. He is capable of simulating of crop production with or without drought, salinity and other growth factors by using AquaCrop software. Also simulation some soil phenomena like temperature and hydraulic properties using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Time series.