International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Dr M. Akhyar Farrukh Ideas Activities
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, GC University Lahore
    Lahore District, Pakistan
  • Email
    Tel +92-42-111-000-010 Ext:263
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Department of Chemistry, GC University Lahore
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Dr. Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh completed his B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry and M.Sc in Physical Chemistry and secured first class with first positions in both examinations. He has been duly awarded THREE GOLD MEDALS for his outstanding academic performance in the M.Sc final Chemistry examination 1999 of the University of Karachi and was declared the best student of the Faculty of Science, University of Karachi. He did his Ph.D in the field of Chemistry in 2003 and completed his first Postdoctoral research in 2007 in Brazil on a fellowship awarded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Italy and second postdoc in Malaysia in 2010 awarded by TWAS-USM. He has received other Awards/Shields/ Scholarships on his excellent academic record.

Research interest: Nanochemistry, catalysis, kinetics, environmental chemistry, surface chemistry

Interest in IYC: Building scientific network to solve chemsitry problems

Systemic Approach In Teaching and Learning Chemistry (SATLC) Suggestion Posted on: Dec 01, 2009    |    3 comments Latest comment by Shahab Ali Apr 03, 2011 05:51 PM (607 days ago)
Topic: hands-on activities, training, workshops, conferences, classrooms Audience: students, educators, teachers, professional chemists, universities, general public

Chemistry for Sustainable Development Collaboration Posted on: Dec 07, 2009    |    4 comments Latest comment by Dr M. Akhyar Farrukh Jun 16, 2010 03:00 AM (898 days ago)
Topic: workshops, hands-on activities, conferences, courses Audience: general public, educators, professional chemists

International Workshop on Crystallography and Nanomaterials Suggestion Posted on: Oct 11, 2010    |    0 comments
Topic: nanotechnology, w, ex, pr, nan, crystallography Audience: researchers, sc, ch, te, post, res