Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman



Designation: Leading scientist and scholar
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Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, TI, SI HI, NI, is a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan, especially renowned for his research in the various areas relating to natural product chemistry. With over 700 publications in the field of his expertise, he is also credited for reviving the higher education and research practices in PakistanAtta ur Rahman has had a prominent record in Cambridge Overseas School Certificate in 1958, and ''A'' Levels in 1960 from the Karachi Grammar School. In 1963, he received B.Sc (Hons.) in Chemistry, followed by M.Sc in Organic Chemistry from Karachi University. He received Commonwealth Scholarship in 1965 to study for Ph.D in Organic Chemistry under supervision of Dr. J. Harley Mason and received Ph.D at Kings College, Cambridge in 1968. He was subsequently awarded a Doctorate of Science by University of Cambridge in 1987 and Doctorate of Education by Coventry University,UK, in 2007.National awards

In recognition of his eminent contributions in the field of Organic Chemistry, he has been conferred with four civil awards, including

Nishan-e-Imtiaz (2002)
Hilal-e-Imtiaz (1998)
Sitara-e-Imtiaz (1991)
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (1983)

Additionally, he received:

Prime Minister Gold Medal and Pakistan academy of Sciences-INFAQ Foundation Prize in Science (1995)

The Best Scientist of the Year award of the Government of Pakistan (1986)

The FPCCI Prize for Technological Innovation (1985)

International awards

Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria

Honorary Doctor of Education honoris causa (Coventry University,UK) (2007)

ISESCO Prize (2001)

ECO Prize (2000)

First Muslim scientist to receive the UNESCO Science Prize (1999)

Federation of asian Chemical Societies award, Hiroshima, Japan (1997)

First Prize at the 6th Kharazmi Festival in Iran (1993),

The Islamic Organization Prize by Government of Kuwait (1988)

Honorary Doctorate of Science (Sc.D) from University of Cambridge (1987)

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Muzaffar ( yanbu,Saudi arabia) Saturday, July 6, 2013 11:33:17 AM (MDT - USA)
He is great scientist and the best organizer and planer when he was selected for higher education commission chairman. But is the out come and where he is now why not we take the benifit for pakistan as we have an international class man.?

muhammad awais ( islamabad,Afghanistan) Monday, July 1, 2013 3:50:16 AM (MDT - USA)
sir i am realy impressed by your personality ..

gh hussain ( darya khan mari ,Pakistan) Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:11:39 AM (MDT - USA)
Car water(pani)par nahee karbat chemical par chali he jis se hum aam kele lemon ko khane ke leye pakya jata he usko pani sath mila kar high presher gas banti he jis hum gas welding me b use karte hain wo karbat pani me boil ho kar gas ban kar tube me bhar jati he jo vedeo clip me b car ke back seat par pare he ye aam gas he

Md Faiyazuddin ( Luvknow,India) Monday, August 15, 2011 11:24:36 PM (MDT - USA)
assalmao alikum sir I have developed UHPLC/MS method of antiasthmatic drug, as Ii is my PhD related work, need fast publication, can i send it to you at Current pharm analysis. Please cooperate me,.

Saquib Nisar Khattak ( Karachi,Pakistan) Monday, July 11, 2011 4:28:58 AM (MDT - USA)
A Hero of Pakistan. I Salute you Dr. Atta Sir.

Dr. Mohammad Sharif Alizai ( District Pishin,Pakistan) Saturday, June 25, 2011 2:53:22 AM (MDT - USA)
ڈاکٹر صاحب میں ھمیشہ سے آپ کی پرسنلٹی سے متاثر ہواہوں۔ اور اللہ تعالی سے یہ دعا ھے کہ آپ کی طرح تمام مسلمان اس ملک کو روشنی علم سے رشناس کرائے۔ کیا آپ کو نوبل انعام ملا ھے۔

Muhammad imran ( Burewala,Pakistan) Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:32:22 AM (MDT - USA)
Dear sir i am working on medicinal plants proteins. Sir you have done lots of work on medicinal plants of Pakistan. Sir i want to get help from your work. Sir i need all your publications on medicinal plants of Pakistan i have submitted my email ID i will for your respones. Regards Muhammad Imran

AMIN MUHAMMAD ( karachi,Pakistan) Monday, February 21, 2011 7:28:53 AM (MDT - USA)
respected sir i need your email id so that i can share my thesis with you and need your views

Zainub ( Rialto,United States) Wednesday, February 2, 2011 4:57:18 PM (MDT - USA)
Hello sir I am writing a report on you and would like to know some more information about you. Please E-mail me thank you sir.

nofil-bin-khalid ( karachi,Pakistan) Wednesday, December 15, 2010 4:42:22 AM (MDT - USA)
sir i nofil bin khalid a first year student of mechinical engenirring is studying in ned universityof engenirring and technology want to be like u i want to be became a scientist or great designer in the feild of neuclear turbines and in the feild of science and technology sir u and dr sammar mubarak are my role models i have recived many of your publications thank you

Najam ( Chakwal,Pakistan) Friday, December 10, 2010 12:59:30 PM (MDT - USA)
,Dear Sir Main na app ka "Ajj Kamran Khan Ka Sath" wala program dakha ha. App na us main Thermal Solar Electric generation ka bataya ha. Kindly app maree help kar dain kah yah system kahan sa mil sakta ha tak kah main purchase kar sakoon. I would be very grateful for you for this favor. Thanks

sami ( gujrat,Pakistan) Wednesday, October 6, 2010 12:40:22 AM (MDT - USA)
proud on you must be a source of inspiration for definitely deserve noble prize in chemistry

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