World Academy of Sciences medal for Iranian professor

World Academy of Sciences medal for Iranian professor
ID : N-1022 Date : 2018/01/10 - 12:10

(Persia Digest) - Afsaneh Safavi, the full professor of Chemistry at Shiraz University won the Lecture Medal from the World Academy of Sciences of Italy.

Since 1996, the World Academy of Sciences for the developing countries (TWAS) every year awards the prized TWAS Lecture Medal in science and technology to one of the members of the Academy who had a significant contribution in advancement of science and technology. All of the developing countries and a number of European and American states are members of the World Academy of Sciences.

Each year the annual ceremony of the World Academy of Science is held in one of its member states and in 2018 this gathering will be held next autumn (2018) in the city of Shiraz, Iran.

In this ceremony, Professor Safavi will give a lecture regarding Particle Chemistry and Nano.

It is worthy to note that each year the World Academy of Sciences awards only three scientists in the world as winner of the Medal in Lecture.

As reported by Persia Digest, Professor Afsaneh Safavi was born in 1955 in the city of Shiraz. She completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry in 1971 at Shiraz University and her graduate studies in 1978 and received her PhD in 1981 from the University of Birmingham in England. She is the first Iranian woman who has reached the professorship in fundamental sciences. She has also been awarded the Professor Abdus Salam International Scientific Award in Chemistry. She has authored the highest number of scientific articles among female scholars in the third world and has been awarded the National Medal of Science (2004) and holds the title “Professor Exemplar” of the country awarded to her in 2001. She has won several scholarships, medals and local and international scientific prizes. So far 300 scientific articles have been published by Professor Safavi in reputable international scientific journals, and 250 articles by her have been provided to local and international conferences and she has been advisor professor for 100 theses and dissertations for Doctorate and Master degrees.  

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