Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Misbah-ud-Din Shami

Misbah-ud-Din Shami
Current Position Founding Fellow, Islamic World Academy of Sciences Islamabad Office, Pakistan Academy of Sciences Bldg. 3-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad Phone No. (92-51) 9204657
Born in , British India in 10/01/1930 Year Elected 1982
Email [email protected]
Education
University of the Punjab Lahore BSc 1950 MSc 1952 Washington StateUniversity USA PhD 1964 Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Royal Society ofUK at Imperial College of Science & Technology London 1969
Positions Held
Advisor to the Chancellor, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan, 1998 to date; President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 1988-92; Secretary General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 1984-88, 1992-96, 1998-2002; Treasurer, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 2005-2008; Associate Secretary General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 2009-2010; Vice-President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 2011-2014; Project Coordinator for the World Bank-assisted Project on “Higher Education and Scientific Research”, 1993-1996; Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan, 1980-1990; Whole-time Member, University Grants Commission, Islamabad, (Status of Vice Chancellor), 1976-1980; University of the Punjab, Lahore: Pro-Vice Chancellor, 1974-1976; Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Pharmacy, 1973; Director, Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, 1972-1974; Professor, 1970-1974; Reader (Associate Professor), 1966-1970; Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Royal Society of UK at Imperial College of Science & Technology, London, 1969; Lecturer, 1952-1966; Member, Advisory Committee on Education, Government of Pakistan, 2014 to date.
Awards
Sitara-i-Imtiaz by President of Pakistan, 1990; First Pakistani to receive International UNESCO Kalinga Prize, 1990; Niels Bohr Medal by UNESCO, 1990; Pakistan Talent Forum National Award, 1987; Allama Iqbal Centenary Commemorative Medal, 1974; Pakistan Academy of Sciences Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002; Legend of Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, University of the Punjab, 2001; Medal by the Higher Council for Science and Technology, Jordan; Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE), Lahore, 2010.
Fellowships / Memberships
Former President, Vice President and Secretary General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences; Founding Fellow and Vice- President, Islamic World Academy of Sciences; Fellow and Former President, Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers; Fellow and Former Vice-President, The Chemical Society of Pakistan; Member and Former President, Pakistan Association of Scientists and Scientific Professions; Life Member and Former President, Pakistan Association for the Advancement of Science; Member, Syndicates/Boards of Governors, Selection Boards, Finance & Planning Committees of several Public and Private Universities and R&D Organizations; First Pakistani Member, International Advisory Panel of East-West Center, Hawaii, USA; Member, Editorial Boards of six Scientific Journals.
Research Area
Inorganic Analytical Chemistry Chemical Process Technology and Chemical Crystallography
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