Alia Sabur

Alia Sabur

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Alia Sabur

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Alia Sabur (born February 22, 1989 in New York City, New York) is an American materials scientist. She holds the record for being the world's youngest professor.

Early life and education

Sabur became known after being accepted into graduate school at the age of 14. She had left public school in 4th grade, was admitted to State University of New York at Stony Brook at the age of 10 and graduated summa cum laude at 14. She also received a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 9.

After Stony Brook, Sabur attended Drexel University where she received her M.S. in 2006.Alia is recipient of the 2007 Dean fellowship from Drexel University.In 2007 she took a temporary position at Southern University in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

“Alia was recruited by the most competitive graduate schools in the country. She is a tremendous addition to our rapidly growing program,” said College of Engineering Dean Selçuk Güçeri. “She is a fast learner and a creative thinker.”.

Mathematics career

On 19 February 2008, when she was appointed professor of mathematics at 18 years of age, the Guinness Book of World Records named Sabur the World's Youngest Professor, a designation that had been held by Colin Maclaurin since 1717.

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