Prof. Qaim was elected a Fellow of the IAS in 1994. He is married with one son. He is a German National of Pakistani origin.
Dr Qaim obtained his BSc from Punjab University in Lahore (1958), MSc from the same university (1961), PhD from Liverpool University (1964), DSc in Applied Nuclear Chemistry from Birmingham University (1977) and a Habilitation Certificate from Koln University (1993).
Dr Qaim has been working at the Research Centre, Julich, Germany, since 1970, successively holding the following positions: Scientist (1970-1975), Group Leader (1975-1985), Division Leader (1985-todate).
He was also selected as “Privatdozent” of Nuclear Chemistry at Koln University in 1993, and awarded his professprship in 1997.
Prof. Qaim has over 240 research and review articles to his credit as well as several reports and books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London (1974) as well as being a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Physics, London (1974). He was elected a Foreign Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (1990) and undertook missions to Pakistan as a TOKTEN consultant in 1983, 1988 and 1994 and 1998. He is also Co-ordinating Editor of the international journal “Radiochimia Acta.”
Moreover, Dr Qaim is the awardee of the Romand Etovos Medal of the Hungarian Physical Society (1988), and the Pergamon Press JARI Award (1990). He was made honorary citizen of the Kossuth University, Debreen, Hungary (1995).
Prof. Qaim was recently awarded with the high civil award of “Sitara-i-Imtiaz,” which was conferred on him by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (1999).
Areas of Research:
- Nuclear Data;
- Medical Radioisotope Production; and
- Radiochemical Methods.
Most Important Published Papers:
- S.M. Qaim.
Mössbauer effect of 57Fe in various hosts: Isomer shifts of the 14.4 keV gamma line of 57Fe in different metallic lattices.
Proc. Phys. Soc. 90, 1065-1075 (1967).
- S.M. Qaim and G. Stöcklin.
Investigation of (n,t) reactions at 14.6 MeV and an analysis of some systematic trends in the cross-section data.
Nucl. Phys. A257, 233-241 (1976).
- S.M. Qaim, R. Weinreich and H. Ollig.
Production of 201Tl and 203Pb via proton induced nuclear reactions on natural thallium.
Int. J. Appl. Radiat. Isotopes 30, 85-95 (1979).
- F. Szelecsenyi, G. Blessing and S.M. Qaim.
Excitation functions of proton induced nuclear reactions on enriched 61Ni and 62Ni: possibility of production of no-carrier-added 61Cu and 64Cu at a small cyclotron.
Appl. Radiat. Isotopes 44, 575-580 (1993).
- S. Sudár and S.M. Qaim.
Isomeric cross-section ratio for the formation of 58m,gCo in neutron, proton, deuteron and alpha- particle induced reactions in the energy region up to 25 MeV.
Phys. Rev. C53, 2885-2892 (1996)
- S.M. Qaim.
Development of novel positron emitters for medical applications: nuclear and radiochemical aspects.
Radiochimica Acta 99, 611-625 (2011).