Aftab Ahmad Chattha, Ph.D.
Aftab Ahmad, Ph.D., is founder and president of the National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) in Pakistan, where he oversees 3,500 registered members and 200 officials engaged in 15 national and international projects. He is also chairman of the Islamic World Young Scientists Academy; founder and chairman of the Center for Education, Science, and Technology (CEST); vice president of the World Merit Pakistan Council; founder of the Pakistan Stem Cell Society; and chief coordinator and former president of Sciforum Pakistan.
Dr. Ahmad earned his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees at the School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan, and conducted postdoctoral research in tissue engineering at Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. He is the author of five books and more than 50 publications in the field of cell and molecular biology. He is also coordinator of international affairs for Technology Times and Tech TV in Pakistan. He has organized and presented at over 50 workshops and 100 seminars and symposia, and was principal organizer of the 2012 National Essay Competition on Science for Peace.
Dr. Ahmad’s many awards include the Scientific Exchange Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); the Young Investigator Award 2009 from the Pakistan Cardiac Society; selection as a Young Scientist Member of the World Economic Forum in 2012; and numerous grants and scholarships for international study and research. He is a Fellow of the Zoological Society of Pakistan and a member of many international scientific societies.