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Pakistans first Space scientist hails from a small village in Balochistan

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  1. DESERT FIGHTER

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    Pakistan’s First Space Scientist Hails From a Small Village in Balochistan

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    Hailing from a far off village in Turbat, Balochistan, Dr. Yarjan Abdul Samad has made Pakistan proud by becoming the country’s first space scientist at Cambridge University.

    The Cambridge Graphene Centre, Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge runs in close collaboration with lead research institutions and European Space Agency. The department is involved in research and development of devices for use in satellites.



    I am proud that as a Baloch and a Pakistani, I’m the first Pakistani to work as a space scientist at the Cambridge University
    The young scientist has been performing his scientific experiments in zero gravity in space during the last three years. He has been involved in experimenting with parabolic flights and sounding rockets etc.
    We are making efforts to work out the devices that function without any energy and electricity, he pointed out. These devices will provide cooling to the spacecraft while in space.
    The scientist expressed his willingness to share his knowledge and experience with SUPARCO and the aspiring space scientists in Pakistan.

    We launch flights, including the parabolic ones or sounding rockets, for our experiments. We can replicate them in Pakistan too.

    He dubbed his job similar to a soldier’s while talking about the challenges of working as a space scientist.

    Our job is like that of soldiers. There is no space for any fear when you are committed to your work.

    Pakistan is lagging behind when it comes to space technology, however, with young talents like Dr. Yarjan representing Pakistan at the international arena, it is certain that Pakistan does not lack in talent.
     
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    Goodness me working at Graphene centre, hope he has acquired knowledge on production of graphene even experimental level.

    Whichever country succeeds in mass production of this carbon allotrope will become the richest in the world.

    @zulu , @war&peace , @Mangus Ortus Novem

    Graphene is the future and its application are unlimited.
     
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    Awesome :tup:. He must have worked really hard to be where he is!
     
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    All the exceptional people in the country find success abroad. There aren't many though considering the size of the population. Why even small german cities with like 220k people living there have world class universities. If only we invested more on human development!
     
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    I concur, if you apply that on the production of steel you will revolutionise the mettalic industry. It has so many applications due its extra ordinary strength and it conducts heat like no other.
    I do believe we are doing good research on graphite and charcoal in Pakistan at small scale, mostly experimental.
     
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    wow noce to see he is from Baluchistan
     
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    I have had the honour to meet him :) . Nice humble man.
     
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    I hope he brings that knowledge back to the country at some point.

    There are a handful mass producing graphene at drum loads for use in products.

    Your post reminded me of home experimenting 2.5 years ago ... so pulled these samples out to share.

    Various batches of Graphene Nanoplatelets
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    Laser lights up Graphene (in deionised water)
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    Laser through tap water for comparison
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    Ultrasonic separation was quite mesmerising to watch! Reaction with isopropyl drops in Graphene DIW was fun to watch as well.
     
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    Graphene is actually a 2d element and have superconductor properties. Mass production would require specialised equipment and coating materials which i doubt if Pakistan can have. Graphene on small scale is just basically removing layers of graphite untill one atom thick layer remains. But mass production and integrating it into chips n circuits and equipment is way above our reach.
     
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    Graphene and bioplastic combination has produced bullet proof plastic that's thermally very stable as well.

    Lots of uses for multilayer Graphene.
     
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    Excellent! Proud Baloch Proud Pakistani making Pakistan Great Again!
     
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    how did you figure that out lol
     
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    I was thinking about defense applications, aerospace, high density maintenance free batteries and a couple more.
    Carbon nanotubes and mass production ability for graphene and lonsdaelite would change the face of this planet, that I think will be the 5th industrial revolution.

    Thinking of putting up a thread for future tech which hold lots of promise, may be even salmans's project we could motivate the younger gen to opt for a career in this direction.

    BTW the title of this thread is wrong, he is "not" Pakistan's first space scientists, there are already few renowned scientists from Pakistan in space tech currently two are working in NASA at key positions. But yes coming from his background and province its a great achievement.
     
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    Wonderful !
     
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    He did his masters from GIK on scholarship.
     
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