Distinguished National Professor at University of Karachi
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has 1002 publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 724 research publications, 37 international patents, 173 books and 68 chapters in books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. Eighty two students have completed P.hD degrees under his supervision.
Prof. Rahman is Fellow of Royal Society (London) (2006) and was conferred doctorate (D.Sc.) degrees by many universities including Cambridge (1987), Coventry (2007), Bradford (2010), and Asian Institute of Technology (2010). He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge (2007). He was Coordinator General COMSTECH, President of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences and is President of Network of Academies of Sciences in Islamic Countries (NASIC). He is most decorated scientist of Pakistan: Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz , Hilal-i-Imtiaz , and the highest national civil award Nishan-i-Imtiaz (2002). He was conferred TWAS (Italy) Prize (2009) and th high civil award, Austria, (Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande” , 2007) for revolutionary changes in higher education in Pakistan. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize (1999), Federation of Asian Chemical Societies Prize (Japan) and TWAS Medal. “Atta-ur-Rahman Institute of Natural Product Chemistry” has been named after him at UiTM, Malaysia’s largest university. He established Jamilur Rahman Genomics Research Centre in his father’s name at Karachi University.
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is Editor-in-Chief of 8 European chemistry journals and Founding Editor of “Studies in Natural Product Chemistry” (Elsevier) — 48 volumes have been published.
He is recipient of China’s highest national award (Friendship Award), Einstein Professorship (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Fellowship of Korean Academy of Sciences.
Presently He is Professor Emeritus and HEC Distinguished National Professor at International Centre of Chemical & Biological Sciences University of Karachi, Pakistan.
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