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Name : Atta-ur-Rahman (Adjunct Distinguished Professor)


Academic Rank: Professor

Qualification : Ph.D.

Education Organic Chemistry

Graduate Of: cambridge university

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968), has 1002 publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 724 research publications, 37 international patents, 68 chapters in books and, 173 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. He is the Editor-in-Chief of eight European Chemistry Journals and Editor of the world's leading encyclopedic series of volumes on natural products "Studies in Natural Product Chemistry" 47 volumes of which have been published under his Editorship‎ during the last two decades. Eighty two students have completed their Ph.D. degrees under his supervision.

Prof. Rahman was elected Fellow of Royal Society (London) (2006) and won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize (1999). He was conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) by Cambridge University (UK) (1987). He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University (2007). Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was conferred TWAS Prize for Institution Building (2009) and the Austrian Government conferred its  highest civil award (“Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande") (2007). Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman won the highest National Award of China (“Friendship Award”) (2014). He was Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000-2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002) and Chairman Higher Education Commission/Federal Minister (2002-2008). Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was awarded the prestigious “Einstein Professorship” by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (2013), won the International Scientific Corporation Award by Chinese Academy of Sciences for building scientific collaborations between China and Pakistan (2014), and has been awarded the highest national award of Government of China “Friendship Award” on September 28, 2014.

In recognition of his global outstanding services to the development of Science and Technology the largest university in Malaysia, University of Technology Mara, Malaysia UiTM, has established an institution entitled, “Atta-ur-Rahman Institute of Natural Product Discovery (RiND)” in 2013., The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has also established an Institute “Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB)” at their university in Islamabad in 2011.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is the President of Network of Academies of Science in Countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (NASIC). Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has been elected as the president of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences twice from 2003-2006 and 2011 – 2014.

Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman is the most decorated scientist of Pakistan having won four civil awards by the government of Pakistan, including Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (1983), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (1998), and the highest national civil award Nishan-i-Imtiaz (2002).

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