In recognition of her contribution, research excellence and accomplishments in the field of Chemistry, Prof. Salma Mohammed Al Kindy, Dean of the College of Science, and Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Sultan Qaboos University, has received “Lifetime achievement award in Chemistry” by the Venus International Foundation (VIF) based in Chennai, India. The award will be handed over to Prof. Al Kindy at the third Annual Research Meet of the VIF to be held on 11 November in Chennai.
VIF is a trust dedicated to advancing innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, is a leading professional organization. It is aiming to serve academic, research and practicing professionals those are working on the Frontiers of Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Science, Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Salma Al Kindy completed B.Sc (Honors) in Chemistry from the Faculty of Science, American University of Cairo, Egypt in 1982. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Loughborough University, Loughborough, England, in 1987. In 1989, Dr. Salma joined Sultan Qaboos Univeristy as a lecturer in Chemistry Department. Prof. Al Kindy is a winner of several international awards and a member of international organizations. She has been elected as a Fellow of TWAS (the academy of sciences for the developing world) in 2010. Prof. Al Kindy is the recipient of the US Department of State’s award under the Women in Science Hall of Fame programme-2013