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Atta ur Rahman
Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman 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 600 publications in the field of his expertise, he is also credited for reviving the higher education and research practices in Pakistan
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Atta 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.
Atta ur Rahman started his career in 1964 as a Lecturer at University of Karachi. He remained Fellow at Kings College, Cambridge between 1969 to 1973. In 1977, he became Co-Director of Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry at University of Karachi to become Director in 1990.
At present, he is the:
Prizes and Awards
In recognition of his eminent contributions in the field of Organic Chemistry, he has been conferred with four civil awards, including:
Additionally, he received:
Fellow of Royal Society (London) Honorary Life Fellow (Kings College,Cambridge University)
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