Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Atta ur Rahman

Atta ur Rahman
Current Position President Pakistan Academy of Sciences Phone No. 051-9225151
Born in , British India in 09/22/1942 Year Elected 1982
Email [email protected]
Karachi University Karachi Pakistan BSc (Hons)(Chemistry) 1963 MSc(Organic Chemistry) 1964 Cambridge University UK PhD (Chemistry) 1968 ScD 1987 (Cantab) Honorary Dr Edn (Coventry University UK) (2007) DSc Bradford University(2010) Honorary PhD Asian Institute of Technology (2010) Honorary DSc University of Technology Mara Malaysia (2011)
Positions Held
HEC Distinguished National Professor (2011) Prof Emeritus University of Karachi 2011 Patron-in-Chief International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences University of Karachi (2008) President Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2003-20062011-to date) Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) (Federal Minister) 2002-2008 Federal Minister of Science and Technology Govt of Pakistan 1999 to 2002 Federal Minister of Education (2002) Coordinator General Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) Ministerial Standing Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) 1996 to 2012 Director HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry University of Karachi Karachi 1990 to 2008 Vice-President Academyof Sciences for Developing World(TWAS) 2010 to date President The Network of Academies of Science in Countries of the Organization of Islamic conference (NASIC)2004 to date Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Federal Minister (incharge)Ministry of Science & Technology Govt of Pakistan July 2003 to September 2004 Federal Minister (in-charge) Ministry of Education June 2002 to October 2002Professor University of Karachi 1981 to date Co-director HEJ Research Instituteof Chemistry 1977-1980 Associate Professor Postgraduate Institute of Chemistry1974-1981 Assistant Professor 1969-1974 Lecturer 1964-1969 Visiting FellowGerman Academy Exchange Service (DAAD) University of Tubingen Germany1979
ENGRO Excellence Award (2011) TWAS Prize for Institution Building (2009) UNESCO Science Prize (Budapest Hungary) 1999 Nishan-i-Imtiaz Govt of Pakistan 2002Hilal-i-Imtiaz Govt of Pakistan 1997 Sitara-i-Imtiaz Govt of Pakistan 1991 Tamghai-Imtiaz Govt of Pakistan 1983 TWAS Award The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World(TWAS) 1999 First Prize Federation of Asian Chemical SocietyJapan 1997 Gold Medal Pakistan Academy of Sciences 1977 1984 1996 KhwarizmiPrize Govt of Iran 1993 Islamic Organization Prize Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences 1988 Scientist of the Year Award and Prize of Rs 02 million Govt of Pakistan 1987 FPCCI Prize for Technology Innovation Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries 1985 Gold Medal Govt of Kuwait First World Conference on Islamic Medicine 1980 First Prize for a book on Spectroscopy Pakistan National Book Council Govt of Pakistan Baba-i-Urdu Award Baba-i-Urdu Research Center Karachi1994 Gold Medal of the Scientific Partnership Charitable FoundationInter Bio Screen Ltd Moscow Russia 2004 ISESCO Chemistry Award 2001 Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Prize 2000 by the President of Iran and a Cash Award of USD 7500/- Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Gold Medal Pakistan Intellectual Forum 1995 Civil Award Grand Decoration of Honor Gold with Sash Austrian Government2007
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow Royal Society (London UK) 2006 Fellow (Don) Kings College CambridgeUniversity 1969-1973 Royal Society of Chemistry London 1981 The Academyof Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) 1985 Islamic World Academy of Sciences 1988 Foreign Fellow Korean Academy of Sciences 2004 Life Time Honorary Fellow Kings College Cambridge University 2007 Vice President (Central & South Asia) TWAS Council(2009-2012) Honorary Membership Bilim Akademisi Turkey2012 Member International Advisory Board ELLTA Conference 2012 UNIDO Expert on Panel of Medicinal Plants 1984 WHO Expert on Vector Biology and Control 1983 Chairman National Committee for South and Central Asian Medicinal and AromaticPlants (SCAMAP) UNESCO 1982-1985 President Chemical Society of Pakistan 1992 Vice President Pakistan Academy of Sciences 1997-2001 Chairman WorkingGroup on Science & Technology to prepare the 9th 5-Year plan (1998-2003) Govtof Pakistan Scientific Advisor to CIBA Foundation London 1995 Member NationalCommission for Science and Technology 1985 to date Member Steering Committee for Establishment of Chemistry Center in Trieste Italy Member Editorial BoardJournal of Islamic Sciences (Turkey 1991) Khimiya Prirodnynkh Soedinchii (1992) Spectroscopy (an International Journal 1996) Journal of Asian Natural Products Research (1998) Fitoterapia (1999) Member Advisory Board Journal of Pharmacy of Istanbul University (Turkey 1998) Member American Chemical Society USA American Society of Pharmacognosy Swiss Chemical Society New York Academy of Sciences Russian Academy of Sciences Academy of Natural Sciences Republic of Uzbekistan Member of Governing Bodies/Selection Boards/Boards of Trustees/Executive Boards of several national and international Universities and R&D Organizations
Research Area
Organic Chemistry and Phytochemistry with special contributions to Novel Natural Products / Clinical Applications Modern NMR Spectroscopy for various applications to discover Bioactive Medicinal Substances 855 Publications including 658 Research Publications 22 Patents 115 Books 65 Chapters in InternationallyAcclaimed Books Founding Editor-in-Chief/Executive Editor/Editor of 12 European Chemistry journals national/international journals played a leading role in establishing the world-recognized International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry at Karachi University
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