19-year-old professor

Published April 27, 2008

WASHINGTON, April 26: Alia Sabur, a 19-year old Iranian American, has been declared the world’s youngest professor in history by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Alia broke the 1717 record set by a student of physicist Isaac Newton, Colin Maclaurin.

She has been setting records and making history throughout her young career; starting with reading at 8 months. Her IQ was determined off the charts.

She went from 4th grade to college, earning a BS in Applied Mathematics summa cum laude from Stony Brook University, New York at age 14, the youngest female in American history.

She then earned an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Alia is the youngest ever to receive fellowships and awards from the US Department of Defence, Nasa and the US National Science Foundation.

She was 18 when she was hired as a professor in the Department of Advanced Technology Fusion at Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea.

“It’s really a great honour to be in the company of such great scientists,” Alia said.

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