Iranian American Alia Sabur – youngest Professor ever, Guinness Book of World Records



The youngest university professor is Alia Sabur (USA, b. 22 February 1989). She was appointed as a full-time faculty Professor at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea as Research Liaison with Stony Brook University (New York, USA) with effect from 19 February 2008, aged 18 years 362 days.

Alia has been setting records and making history starting with reading at 8 months old. Her IQ was determined off the charts. She went from 4th grade to college, earning a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, summa cum laude from Stony Brook University at age 14, the youngest female in American history. She then earned an M.S. and Ph.D. (ABD) in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University. Alia is the youngest ever to receive fellowships and awards from the Dept of Defense, NASA, GAANN and NSF.

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12 responses

  1. fariba Ghorashi

    It is wonderful. I am an Iranian girl, living in Tehran and I am proud of being an Iranian. All Iranian girls and boys are geniune. These people are considered as pride for our country.

  2. we are proud for such iranian peoples
    ما از اينكه ايراني هايي چون شما در جهان وجود دارند خيلي مفتخريم . دوستتان داريم

  3. Yeah, when they’re geniuses they’re happily ‘Iranian American’ when they’re not so geniusy they’re just ‘Iranians’. Please!

    Good on her, but puhleeeeze!

  4. به ایرانی بودنم افتخار میکنم و امیدوارم روزی همه دانشمندان ایرانی در ایران عزیز باشند و ایران را به قله برتر علمی همچون گذشته برسانند

  5. Yes she is a genuise,but you can’t tell me that she start’s reading at 8months old,Never theless,such genuise are still in Nigeria here.

  6. I’ve been very happy as i saw this subject .iranian people are very clever but they need very better condition.

  7. Fariba Bakhtyari

    I’m not sure if Alia has Iranian root (because she doesn’t mention to this case in her web site: but nevertheless she is proud of every girl and woman in all over the world.
    Hooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrra Alia
    آفرین بر همه آنهایی که هوش و توانمندیشان را برای بشریت صرف می کنند

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  10. hi guys not to be rude or anything but she is not Iranian she is Pakistani American, and the reason i know this is because she is my cousin and they just dont want to admit that she is pakistani.

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  12. To Salman! She is iranian – American

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