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educator , nuclear chemist , researcher

Syed Muhammad Qaim, Pakistani nuclear chemist, researcher, educator. Recipient JARI award Pergamon Press, Princeton, 1990, Roland Eötvös medal, Budapest, 1988, Honorary medal Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, 2005; named honorary Citizen Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary, 1995, High National Civil award (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) Government of Pakistan, 1999.


Qaim, Syed Muhammad was born on January 5, 1941 in Pakistan. Arrived in Germany, 1968, naturalized. Son of Syed Raisul and Zahra Bibi (Akhtar) Hasan.


Master of Science, Panjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Liverpool University, England, 1964. Doctor of Science, Birmingham University, England, 1977.

Habilitation, Cologne University, Germany, 1993. Doctor honoris causa, Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary, 1999. Doctor (honorary), Yorker International University, Florence, Italy, 2007.


Research associate Birmingham University, 1964-1966. Scientist Atomic Energy Centre, Lahore, 1966-1968. Humboldt fellow Mainz (Germany) University, 1968-1970.

Scientist Research Centre Jülich, Germany, 1970-1975, group leader, 1975-1985, division leader, 1985—2006, advisor, since 2006. Professor University Cologne, since 1997. Consultant United Nations Tokten Scheme, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1983, 88, 94, 98, 2003.

Short term consultant International Atomic Energy Agency, Argentina, Bangladesh, Morocco, Turkey. Honorary professor Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan, since 2003. Chairman International Conference Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Aachen, 2004.

Chairman International Conference Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Jülich, 1991. Research professor Academy of Sciences the Developing World, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Author, editor: School Chemistry Book, 1968. Member advisory board Radiochimica Acta, 1990-1995, coordinator editor, since 1996. Editor Proceedings International Conference Nuclear Data, 1992, Nuclear Chemistry, 2004.

      Contributor over 330 research articles to professional journals.


Fellow Royal Society Chemistry (London), Institute Physics (London), Pakistan Nuclear Society (foreign), Third World Academy of Sciences (associate). Member Nuclear Energy Agency (German representative, nuclear science committee since 1991, vice chairman 1996-2000), International Atomic Energy Agency (German representative, international nuclear data committee since 1995, chairman since 2002), Hungarian Physical Society (honorary), Pakistan Academy of Sciences (foreign), World Islamic Academy of Sciences, World Literature Academy, Pakistan Institute Chemists (foreign).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, hiking.


Married Anneliese Josefa Grieger, December 30, 1965. Children: Yasmin, Matin.

Syed Raisul Hasan

Zahra Bibi (Akhtar) Hasan

Anneliese Josefa Grieger

Yasmin Qaim

Matin Qaim