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Dr Atta ur Rahman


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A presentation on Pakistani scientist Atta ur Rahman ...... he has lot of contribution in the field of chemistry also served as the chairman of HEC Pakistan.

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Dr Atta ur Rahman

  1. 1. Presentation on Dr Atta ur Rahman • Presented by: Jawad Ahmad 2053-BSEE Department of Electrical Engineering International Islamic University Islambad Pakistan For more
  2. 2. Muslim scientist Atta ur Rahman Atta ur Rahman
  3. 3. Introduction  Full Name Dr Atta-ur-Rahman  Father Name Jamil-ur-Rahman (lawyer)  Grandfather Sir Abdur Rahman (vc of delhi uni, vc of punjab uni lahore 1946)  D.O.B 22 sep 1942  Country New Delhi, India  Ruler British Indian Empire
  4. 4. Education O Level in 1958 A Level in 1960 from karachi grammar school From karachi university: 1963 Bachelor's degree in Chemistry 1965 Msc in Organic Chemistry From Cambridge University: ( commonwealth scholarship) 1968 PHD in Organic Chemistry PHD thesis : Synthetic studies in the Indole Alkaloids field
  5. 5. • Teachers: Ian Fleming, Alan Fersht Students: 76 students completed PH.D. under the supervision of PROF. ATTA-UR-RAHMAN Dr. Nighat Waheed,Dr. Mohammad Bashir,Dr. Athar Ata Dr. Samina Abbas,Dr. M. Ashraf,Dr. Saba Farooq(2015) 1052 Publictations 110 Books 37 international patents
  6. 6. Educational journey
  7. 7. Contributions/Major Fields • Major Field: Chemistry • Sub Field: Bio Organic chemistry Synthetic Chemistry Natural Product Chemistry • Resarch work on (a) Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Compounds (b) Development of New Methods for Structure Elucidation (c) Synthetic Transformations of Biologically and Biosynthetically Interesting Compounds
  8. 8. (Research Activities)  Editor-in-Chief/Executive Editor of following international journals:  Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry (Netherlands)  Current Medicinal Chemistry (Netherlands)  Current Pharmaceutical Design (Netherlands) (Founding Editor)  Current Organic Chemistry (Netherlands)  Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Screening (Netherlands)  Current Organic Synthesis (Netherlands)  Current Nanoscience  Letters in Organic Chemistry (Netherlands)  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-asia  Current Organic Chemistry  Natural Product Research (Founding Editor, UK)  Current Pharmaceutical Analysis  Current Analytical Chemistry  Director of H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi  Patron-in-Chief of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi
  9. 9. HEC Reforms • HEC  Established and provided free access to scientific literature by high-speed Internet for all universities  The upgrade of research equipment accessible across the country  The programme of establishing new universities of science and technology.  Upgrades for scientific laboratories.  Rehabilitating existing educational facilities.  Expanding the research support  4,000 scholars have participated in PhD programs in Pakistan in which more than 600 students have studied in foreign PhD programs.
  10. 10. International Praise • Due to HEC reforms  Dr. Wolfgang Voelter of Tübingen University Germany said "A miracle happened” and wrote that the "scenario of education, science and technology in Pakistan has changed dramatically, as never before in the history of the country.  The chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Education recently announced the first 6 years of HEC under Prof. Atta-ur- Rahman as "Pakistan's golden period in higher education".  Nature, a leading science journal, wrote "Pakistan Threat to Indian Science" .
  11. 11. • Contributions to Development of H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi (Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry)  Grants millon of US dollars for the devolpment of insititute from Uk, Japan,Germany and USA. Facilites:  12 superconducting NMR spectrometers (600 MHz- 300 MHz) seven mass spectrometers, X-ray diffractometers, elemental microanalysers, gas chronographs, HPLC systems etc.  Several hundred scientists have been trained in the centre
  12. 12. Famous Books  Study in Natrual Product Chemistry (1988)  Solving Problems With NMR Spectroscopy  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1986)  One and two Dimensioal NMR Spectroscopy   Stereoselective Synthesis In Organic Chemistry  Handbook Of Natural Products Data  Islam on science and Technology  Quranic Sciences (1981)
  13. 13. Position Helds  Fellow, King's College, Cambridge University (1969–1973, 2007- for Life)  Professor at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry at Karachi University  Coordinator General of COMSTECH(1996–2012)  Federal Minister of Science & Technology (2000–2002)  Federal Minister of Education (2002)  Federal Minister/Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (resigned due to govt issues) (2002–2008)  Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Science and Technology(2002– 2008)  Co-Chairman Science, Technology and Innovation Committee of United Nations Economic Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (2016–present)
  14. 14. Awards  Nishan-e-Imtiaz (2002) (highest national civil award)  Hilal-e-Imtiaz (1998)  Sitara-e-Imtiaz (1991)  Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (1983)  Babai Urdu Award (1994)  First Pakistan Academy of Sciences-INFAQ Foundation Prize, Gold Medal (1996)  Scientist of the Year Award (for 1985)  First Muslim scientist to receive the UNESCO Science Prize (1999)  ISESCO Prize (2001)  ECO Prize (2000)  Federation of Asian Chemical Societies Award, Hiroshima, Japan (1997)
  15. 15. Legacy  NUST have named one of its research centres as “Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences”  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia named a resarch center as “Atta-ur- Rahman Institute of Natural Product Discovery”.