BEIJING: A prestigious Chinese University has bestowed the 2009 Excellent PhD Student Award to a Pakistan student on his outstanding research work.
Zeeshan Nawaz was awarded Tsinghua University, Beijing "Excellent PhD Student 2009 Award". The award is sponsored by Eternal Chemical Co. Ltd, prominent multinational company. This year only three PhD students were awarded this prestigious award on the basis of innovative and meritorious achievements in their respective field of research, among them Zeeshan Nawaz is the first and only Pakistani.
Tsinghua University, Beijing is considered one of the leading China's higher learning institutions and has world known reputation. Most of the Chinese top leadership including President Hu Jintao graduated from this university.
Zeeshan Nawaz discovered major breakthroughs in the research of light olefins production using non-petroleum based routes. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Fei Wei at Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering & Technology (FLOTU), Tsinghua University, Beijing.