Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Viqar Uddin Ahmad

Viqar Uddin Ahmad
Current Position Senior Professor, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270 Phone No. Off: (92-21) 3481 9020; Res: (92-21) 3537 5545
Born in , British India in 07/06/1940 Year Elected 1991
Email vuahmad@hotmail.com
Education
Allahabad University, Allahabad, India: M.Sc., 1959; University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan: Ph.D., 1966; Bonn, Germany: Ph.D. (Dr. rer.nat.), 1966, University of Karachi; D.Sc., 1992.
Positions Held
HEC Distinguished National Professor,2004; University of Karachi, Karachi: Professor, HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, 1976 to date; Dean, Faculty of Science, 1994-2000; Co-Director, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, 1990-1994; Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Karachi: Senior Research Officer, 1966-1976, Research Officer, 1961-1965, Technical Assistant, 1959-1961.
Awards
Gold Medal, Allahabad University, India, in M.Sc. 1959; Gold Medal, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 1972, 1986; Cash Prize, National Book Foundation, Pakistan, 1988; Scientist of the Year Award, National Book Foundation, Pakistan, 1986; Prime Minister’s Gold Medal and Cash Prize, 1986; Sitara-i-Imtiaz,Government of Pakistan, 1996; Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Government of Pakistan, 2006; Kharazmi Prize (Iran), 1998; DuPont Science Cash Award in Chemistry, 2003; Lifetime Achievement Award by Higher Education Commission, 2009.
Fellowships / Memberships
Senior Fulbright Fellowship, USA, 1993; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany, 1975; Fellowship of the German Academy Exchange Service (DAAD), 1966.
Research Area
Natural Products Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
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