National Science Academy
Dr. Tokeer Ahmad, Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry and Dr. Asimul Islam, Assistant Professor at Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have been selected for the Membership of The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) for the year 2019. The National Academy of Sciences, established in 1930, is the oldest Science Academy in India. It is located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The main objective of the Academy is to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian Scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them. Being the oldest science Academy of the country, NASI has carved a niche in science popularization and promotional activities. In the recent past, the Academy gave outstanding performance with the active support of its Fellows and Members. Dr. Tokeer Ahmad did his masters in chemistry from IIT, Roorkee (2000) and Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi (2006) in the thrust area of Nanotechnology. He has supervised eight PhD’s, 54 post graduate students and currently supervising eight Ph.D. students. Dr. Ahmad has received eight research projects from Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD), Dept of Science and Technology, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), University Grants Commission (UGC), Jamia Millia Islamia innovative programme and one international project from Saudi Arabia worth more than Rs. 30 million. Dr. Ahmad has published 102 research papers in peer-reviewed journals of international repute and authored a book on Principles of Nano science and Nanotechnology. Dr. Islam has published more than 110 research articles in internationally reputed peer reviewed journals having research citations of 1725 with 20 h-index and 63 i-10 index. His research was funded by various research grants from CSIR, SERB-DST, UGC and ICMR.