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Khusniddin Olimov

Dr. Khusniddin Olimov is a nuclear physicist, currently serving as Professor of Physics at Inha University in Tashkent (IUT, www.inha.uz). He teaches physics to undergraduate students of IUT. In addition, he is engaged in research work at Physical-Technical Institute of Uzbek Academy of Sciences (Tashkent, Uzbekistan). From 2010 to 2015, he served as Associate Professor in Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (Islamabad, Pakistan). He received his PhD degree in physics from Institute of Nuclear Physics (Tashkent) of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences in 2002. Dr. Olimov investigates the properties of a nuclear matter at extreme conditions of high densities and temperatures, created in nearly head on collisions of nuclei, accelerated to velocities close to the speed of light. This dense and hot state of a matter is believed to have evolved shortly after the so called “Big Bang”, which nuclear scientists proposed as a main mechanism responsible for origin of our Universe. Dr. Khusniddin Olimov published about fifty research papers in the reputed international journals on nuclear physics in USA, Germany, UK, Russia, Netherlands, Singapore, and Ukraine. He successfully supervised several PhD and MPhil students in the field of Nuclear and High Energy Physics. Dr. Olimov received Best Young Scientist for 2001 and Best Scientific Research paper for 2010 awards of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he was awarded NATO Reintegration Grant of “Science for Peace Program” of NATO (Brussels, Belgium). Besides it, he is recipient of the COMSATS Research Productivity Awards for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2016, he was awarded TWAS (Trieste, Italy) prize for his research achievements and publications in the reputed international journals. He believes that progress in science and technologies, coupled with their thoughtful and balanced use along with minimizing their side effects to culture and environment, is a key to a sustainable growth of economies of the countries and welfare of the people in the world. He can be e-mailed at K.Olimov@inha.uz or drolimov@gmail.com.

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