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  1. 1. Presentation on Dr. Atta ur Rahman • Presented by: Tahir Shahzad • Presented to : Dr. Ameen Ullah Shah BBOF14M002 Department of Botany University of Sargodha For more
  2. 2. Muslim scientist Atta ur Rahman Atta ur Rahman
  3. 3. Introduction  Full Name Atta-ur-Rahman  Father Name Jamil-ur-Rahman (Lawyer)  Grandfather Sir Abdur Rahman (VC of Delhi University, VC of Punjab University Lahore 1946)  D.O.B 22 Sep 1942  Country  Ruler New Delhi, India British Indian Empire
  4. 4. Education O Level ALevel in 1958 in 1960 From Karachi Grammar School From karachi university: 1963 1965 Bachelor's degree in Chemistry Msc in Organic Chemistry From Cambridge University: (Commonwealt Scholarship) 1968 Ph.D in Organic Chemistry Ph.D 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. Dr. Atta Ur Rehman as a columnist
  7. 7. Educational journey
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. (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) (Netherlands)Current Organic Synthesis Current Nanoscience Letters in Organic Chemistry (Netherlands) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-asia Current Organic Chemistry (Founding Editor, UK)Natural Product Research 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
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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" .
  12. 12. • 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
  13. 13. 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)
  14. 14. 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)
  15. 15. 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)
  16. 16. 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”.