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Prof. Tariq Mansoor is presently serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Previously he has also served as Principal, J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent, J.N. Medical College Hospital and Chairman, Department of Surgery. He is also the member of Medical Council of India since March 2015 for a period of four years. He is product of the first batch of prestigious Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School, Aligarh. During his school days he has served as House Captain as well as School Captain. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. A surgeon by profession with special interest in Breast and Thyroid Diseases, Prof. Tariq Mansoor has 33 years of Teaching and 35 years of Clinical experience. He has 90 publications to his credit and has guided 49 Postgraduate Medical Students for their Thesis as Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

extension lecture on “Nanotechnology for Mankind”

ALIGARH May 18: The Centre of Excellence in Materials Science (Nanomaterial), Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University organized an extension lecture on “Nanotechnology for Mankind”.

The lecture was delivered by noted Microbiologist, Dr. Absar Ahmad, a senior Principal Scientists in CSIR-NCL, Pune, who laid a special focus on the Nanotechnology's expected evolution and discoveries, which according to him, will yield personalized Nano-medicines, targeted drug delivery systems, bio-friendly sensor systems, tailored material for all devices and technologies and energy which will be cheaper and free from any dangerous toxic wastes.

Dr. Ahmad said that this technology will help arrest the further environmental degradation, pollution, depletion and contamination of our habitat and shall enable us to save and preserve our earth.

He urged the University authorities to collaborate with NCL, Pune to introduce these valuable nanoproducts, processes and services.

In his presidential remarks, AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah said “we cannot afford to miss the nanotechnology as we missed earlier the industrial revolution”. He said that he is committed to provide all help to Nanotechnology programme at AMU.

Earlier welcoming the guests, Prof. Alim Husain Naqvi, Principal Coordinator of the Programme, highlighted the course of development of nanotechnology programme in AMU and informed that the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology is already supporting an M. Tech. programme in this field, while the Council of Science and Technology, Uttar Pradesh has facilitated the establishment of Centre for Excellence in Material Science (Nanomaterial).

Introducing the guest speaker, Dr. S. S. Z. Ashraf said that Dr. Absar Ahmad is a well known nanotechnologist, who has made pioneering contributions in the field of nano bioscience and biotechnology. Having obtained his PhD degree from Lucknow University, Dr. Ahmad is serving as the senior Principal Scientist in the Biochemical Sciences Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

Prof. Nazim Ali, Coordinator, University Extension Lecture, proposed a vote of thanks.

(Dr. Rahat Abrar)

Consultant, Public Relations

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