Dr. Abdul Quadeer Khan Profile

  1. Dr. Abdul Quadeer Khan was born in Bhopal on April 1, 1936.
  2. He obtained the Degree of Bachelor of Science in 1960 from the University of Karachi.
  3. Subsequently he went to West Germany and studied in Berlin where he achieved high competence through attending several courses in metallurgical engineering.
  4. He obtained the degree of Master of Science (Technology) in 1967 from DelftTechnologicalUniversity, Holland.
  5. Dr. Khan received his Doctor of Engineering Degree from the University of Leuven, Belgium in 1972.
  6. After completing his formal education Dr. Khan started his career as a Materials Expert.
  7. He worked as an expert in several organizations in Europe, including the Uranium Enrichment Plant in Holland, which provided him state-of-the-art experience in nuclear technology.
  8. In 1976, he joined the Engineering Research Laboratories (ERL) in Pakistan to set up an Uranium enrichment industrial plant.
  9. As a tribute to his services rendered to the defense of Pakistan, the then President of Pakistan, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, renamed the Engineering Research Laboratories, Kahuta as Dr. A. Q. Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) in 1981.
  10. Over the years, the Laboratories became a focal point for a large number of scientists, engineers and technologists.
  11. This breakthrough eventually resulted in the historic explosions of six nuclear bombs on May 28 and May 30,1998 and the successful test firing of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles namely "Ghauri", on April 6, 1998 and on April 14, 1999, respectively.
  12. He has published 190 research papers in reputable national and international journals and two patents in the U.K. are registered in his name. Dr. A. Q. Khan has authored a large number of books on Metallurgy.
  13. He has been awarded 63 gold medals and 3 gold crowns by various national institutions and organizations.
  14. Hilal-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan on 14-8-1989 and decorated by the President of Pakistan Mr. Ghulam Ishaq Khan on 23-3-1990
  15. Nishan-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan on 14-8-1996 and decorated by the President of Pakistan Mr. Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari on 25-3-1997
  16. Nishan-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan on 14-8-1998 for the second time, by the President of Pakistan Mr. M. Rafiq Tarar on 23-3-1999


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