Pakistani student wins international award in Qatar

A Pakistani student of PhD from the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi wins the American Chemical Society (ACS) travel grant and a third prize award for the poster presentation at the “ACS International Research Conference: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in MENA” held in Doha, Qatar.

The Spokesman of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) – at the University of Karachi on Monday said, “Daim Asif Raja is pursuing his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. M. Imran Malik at the H.E.J. Research Institute.” The bright Pakistani student got third prize in the pool of over 250 poster presentations made at the conference, in which 800 participants from all over the world took part, he said.

Ms. Angela K. Wilson, the President of the American Chemical Society, presented the award to successful students, while Prof. Fraser Stoddart, Nobel Laureate 2016, was also present on the occasion.

Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), and COMSTECH Coordinator General, congratulated the student, and said that this was a recognition of young talent of Pakistan, and the ICCBS is proud to have a pool of such talented young scholars.

Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof Dr Nasira Khatoon and Prof Atta Ur Rahman, ICCBS Patron-in-chief and former Federal Minister for Science and Technology, also congratulated the student for his achievement.

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By Arshad Yousafzai

Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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