J&K professor finds place in Stanford University’s list of top scientists

Srinagar: A 31-year-old scientist from Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district has been named in Stanford University’s list of top 2 percent scientists of the world.

Dr. Shakeel Ahmed teaches Chemistry at the Government Degree College Mendhar. He has published research publications on green nanomaterials and biopolymers for various applications, The Kashmir Monitor reported.

Dr. Shakeel, who is a member of the “American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry” has also published over 15 books in the areas including polymers, nanomaterials, and green materials.

Sharing his views after earning honour, he said that it will inspire other youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir.

The college in a press release stated, “It is a matter of great pride for Government Degree College Mendhar that Dr. Shakeel Ahmed of the Department of Chemistry (GDCM) has been named among the top 2% scientists of the world in the field of polymer chemistry. The database of the independent study has been published in one of the highly rated journals, PLOS Biology”.

Dr. Dileep K. Raina, Principal of the college has also congratulated Dr. Shakeel.

Background of Dr. Shakeel

Dr. Shakeel Ahmed who hails from Dhangri village, Rajouri, a bordering district in Jammu and Kashmir, has completed B.Sc. from a government college.

In 2012, he completed M.Sc from Dr. Saiqa Ikram Department of Chemistry, Jamia Milia Islamia. Later, he also completed his Ph.D. from Jamia Milia Islamia.

Struggle of Dr. Shakeel

Dr. Shakeel said that he had struggled a lot during his childhood as his father had passed away when he was one year old. At that time, there was no bread earner in the family, he added.

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