Ten fun facts about Abdul Qadeer Khan
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He is colloquially regarded as the founder of HEU based Gas-centrifuge uranium enrichment program for Pakistan's integrated atomic bomb project.
He founded and established the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) in 1976, being both its senior scientist and the director-general until his retirement in 2001.
Apart from participating in Pakistan's atomic bomb project, he made major contributions in molecular morphology, physical martensite, and its integrated applications in condensed and material physics.
Abdul Qadeer Khan was one of Pakistan's top scientists.Fact 5
Khan was born in 1936 in Bhopal, a princely state of the British Indian Empire, into an Urdu-speaking Pathan family.Fact 6
Qadeer Khan obtained an engineer's degree in technology from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and a doctorate engineering in Metallurgical engineering under the supervision of Martin Brabers from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, in 1972.Fact 7
Qadeer Khan's doctoral dissertations were written in German.Fact 8
In 1972, the year he received his doctorate, Abdul Qadeer Khan through a former university classmate, and a recommendation from his old professor and mentor, Martin J. Brabers, joined the senior staff of the Physics Dynamics Research Laboratory in Amsterdam.Fact 9
Abdul Qadeer Khan remains a popular figure and many saw him as national hero of Pakistan.Fact 10
He often served as Pakistan's extreme national pride, and his long association with science bought Khan a tremendous popularity. Go to more people facts ❯
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