Dhangri Village (Rajouri District): Jammu & Kashmir: Life has come full circle for a 31-year-old scientist from the border district of Rajouri, who has become one of the youngest Indians to figure on Stanford University’s list of top 2 percent scientists in the world. Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry in Government Degree College, Mendhar, has published research papers on green nanomaterials and biopolymers for various applications, including biomedical, packaging, and water treatment. He has penned more than 15 books on polymers, nanomaterials, and green materials. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry.
It was a hard-earned success for a 31-year-old scientist who lost his father when he was just a year old. “I was just one year old when my father passed away. At that time, there was no breadwinner in my family. I had suffered a lot during my childhood, and sometimes, it was difficult for me to continue my studies. I am first generation learner in my family”, he said. For the last three and a half years, he serves as an assistant professor in GDC, Mendhar in Poonch district.
(Extracted from www.indiatomorrow.net)