Saturday, 19 September, 2020
China honors Pakistani scientist with highest scientific award

China honors Pakistani scientist with highest scientific award

Beijing:Renowned Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman has been conferred the highest scientific award of China in a ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and senior Chinese government officials attended the ceremony. Pakistan Ambassador to China, Nahgmana Alamgir Hashmi was also present on the occasion, according to an official statement issued here.

The International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award is the most prestigious national science and technology award of China. It is granted to foreign scientists, engineers or organizations that have made important contributions to China’s bilateral or multilateral scientific and technological cooperation.

The ‘China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award’, for the year 2020 has been awarded to Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman in recognition of his significant contributions in the field of Chemistry.

This top international award has previously been given to several leading scientists of the world including the Nobel Laureates, Dr. Carlo Rubbia (Nobel Prize in physics, 1984) and Dr. Zhores I. Alferov (Nobel Prize in physics, 2000).

It is pertinent to mention here that China and Malaysia have also established major research Centers in his name in recognition of his international eminence.

Currently, Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is serving as Chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology, Vice Chairman on Prime Minister’s Task Force on Technology-Driven Knowledge-Economy, and Co-Chairman, Task Force on Information Technology.

However, he has also served the nation as a federal minister for science and technology, and chairman higher education commission.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is the most decorated scientist of Pakistan having won four civil awards including Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz and the highest national award Nishan-i-Imtiaz.

He obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968). He has 1250 publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 775 research publications, 45 international patents, 69 chapters in books and 341 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of eight European Chemistry journals and is editor of the world’s leading encyclopedic series of volumes on natural products “Studies in Natural Product Chemistry” 62 volumes of which have been published under his editorship during the last two decades.

As many as 82 students have completed their Ph.D. degrees under his supervision. He has also been awarded various national and international awards in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of science and technology.

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