Samar Mubarakmand (born September 17, 1942), (NI, HI, SI, Ph.D., FPAS), is a Pakistani nuclear scientist and a renowned nuclear physicist. He is the founding Chairman of Pakistan's National Engineering and Scientific Commission where he initiated the Missile Integration Programme in 1987. A pioneer of Fluid and Aerodynamics in Pakistan, Mubarakmand has been awarded Pakistan's three highest civil awards, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz. He rose to national and international fame in May 1998, when he headed the team of Pakistani scientists which conducted the country's successful nuclear tests in Balochistan.
Samar Mubarakmand completed his elementary and intermediate education from Lahore. He did his matriculation from St. Anthony's High School in 1956. He received his B.Sc. in Experimental Physics in 1958 and his M.Sc. degree in experimental nuclear physics in 1962, in which he wrote his M.Sc. thesis on "Construction of a gamma-ray spectrometer",both from Government College University, Lahore. He received his Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford in 1966 under the renowed nuclear physicist Dr. D. H. Wilkinson. In Oxford, he was part of the team that commissioned a 22 million volt atomic accelerator. He has expertise in nuclear instrumentation, nuclear diagnostics, nuclear physics, application of lasers, and fiber optics technology.
National Engineering and Scientific Commission
Mubarakmand was appointed the founding Chairman of Pakistan's National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) in 2001. NESCOM is believed to be the biggest scientific organization in Pakistan today. One of his recent landmark achievements is the establishment of Centers of Excellence (COEs) in the fields of Computational Science and Medicine, Control & Instrumentation, Fluid Dynamics & Engineering Design, Hydro Technologies, Wireless communication, and Electronics and Composite Materials. These COEs are fast becoming the hub of advance scientific and medical activity in Pakistan, conducting research in areas such as stem cells, tissue culture technology, and production of cardiac stents.
Scientific journals and papers
1) Super critical movement of point charges in a Bose-Einstein condensate-Fahad Shiftra, Prof. Asad Abidi and Dr. Samar Mubarakmand (Turkish journal of physics - May 2005)
2) Derivation of a mathematical relationship between the relative movement of point charges and their associated viscosic medium - Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, Fahad Shiftra and Prof. Ian.
3) A Science Oddyssey: Pakistans Nuclear emergence, Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, Dr. Khalil Qureshi, Dr. Masoor Beg, Dr. Masud Ahmad.
Awards and honors
Dr. Nazir Ahmad Award (2007)
Academic Roll of Honour, Government College, Lahore (1962).