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ABDUL QADEER KHAN
Abdul Qadeer Khan, also respectively known in Pakistan as Mohsin-e-Pakistan is a Pakistani nuclear scientist and a metallurgical engineer. Apart from participating in atomic bomb project, he made major contributions in morphology, physical marten site, and its integrated applications in condensed and material physics.
Khan was born in 1936 in the Bhopal State of India . In 1947, after the partition, the family migrated from India to Pakistan, and settled in West. Khan studied in Saint Anthony's High School of Lahore, and then enrolled at the D.J. Science College of Karachi. There, he took B.Sc. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics. In 1956, he attended Karachi University and obtained a B.S. degree in Metallurgy in 1960. To support the fees of his education, Khan was employed at Siemens Engineering where he worked as a practical trainee. After graduation, he was employed by the Karachi Metropolitan Government and worked as an Inspector of weight and measures in Karachi, Pakistan. In 1961, he went to Berlin to study Metallurgical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. In 1967, Khan obtained an engineer's degree (in Technology), from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and a Doctor of Engineering degree in Metallurgical engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1972. Khan's doctoral dissertations were written in fluent German.
Abdul Qadeer Khan elevated to became as country's top scientist. Khan secured the fellowship of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, whose fellowship is highly restricted to scientists. Through Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Khan published two books on metallurgy and material science. While in Technical University of Berlin, Khan briefly taught courses on Thermodynamic and Metallurgy. At, Catholic University of Leuven, Khan worked and researched. In Pakistan, Khan went onto established institutes and universities in his country and organizing the scientific organizations throughout the country. Khan remained a proponent of engaging research in nuclear physics, notably the properties of uranium metallurgy, with many scientists at KRL researched under Khan's provided environment. One of his notable contributions at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology where he served as the Project-Director of this university. Khan went to served as one of the executive officer of the Board of directors of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. After the construction of institute was completed, Khan became senior Professor of Metallurgical Engineering while also served as the Chairman of Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science and Engineering of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. Later, Khan helped established the Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering at the Karachi University. After the ending of Khan's debriefings, Khan is serving as senior research associate at the Pakistan Academy of Sciences where he continued to published papers on metallurgy.
Founded and established the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) in 1976, he was both its senior scientist and the Director-General until his retirement in 2001, and was an early and vital figure in other science projects.
- Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy. Abdul Qadeer Khan
- People go out of their way to show the love and respect for me. It is very gratifying. Abdul Qadeer Khan