Eminent Pakistani scientist, Professor Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, will be conferred upon the highest scientific award of China for his contributions in the field of Chemistry.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will confer the ‘China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award’ for the year 2020 to Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman at the Great Peoples Hall in Beijing on January 7th, 2020.
The ‘China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award’ has previously been conferred upon different scientists, including Noble Laureates, for their remarkable contributions in the field of science.
To name a few, Dr. Carlo Rubbia (Nobel Prize in physics, 1984) and Dr. Zhores I. Alferov (Nobel Prize in physics, 2000) have had been awarded the highest Chinese scientific award in the past.
Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman is a specialist in organic chemistry. He has served as the Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) from 2002 to 2008 and Minister for Science and Technology from 2000 to 2002.
The government of Pakistan had awarded Tamgha- i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz and Nishan-i-Imtiaz to Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman in the past.
Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman has more than 1,250 international publications to his credit. He has authored 341 books as well.
In recognition of his contribution towards science, Malaysia and China have named research centers after Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman.