Alia Sabur: World’s Youngest Professor!

April 26, 2008
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Meet Alia Sabur, a 19-year old girl from New York, who is currently a professor in the Department of Advanced Technology Fusion at Konkuk University, Seoul. See her photos, biography and video here.

Alia became famous when she was declared the world’s youngest college professor by the Guinness Book of World Records. She is an amazing child prodigy having completed graduation at the age of 14 and is now doing PhD.

“It’s really a great honor to be in the company of such great scientists,�? Sabur said.




Alia Sabur Biography

Alia Sabur was born on February 22, 1989 in New York City, New York. She had left public school in 4th grade and was admitted to State University of New York at Stony Brook at the age of 10. At 11, she was playing with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra.

After Stony Brook, Sabur attended Drexel University where she received her M.S. in 2006 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science and Engineering.

When she was hired as a professor in the Seoul university, she broke the record previously held by Colin Maclaurin, a student of Isaac Newton, in 1717.

More photos and a video from an interview are below.





Alia Sabur Video


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3 Responses to “Alia Sabur: World’s Youngest Professor!”

  1. 1
    Abhulimen Oseghale Says:

    This young girl is extremely good after readin her biography i ws lke waoh!!! I tink she needs a nobel prize.

  2. 2
    Afifa Says:

    well she’s really an amazing girl..full of inspiration for young generation..excellent IQ she holds..best wishes for her..!

  3. 3
    EHI Says:

    What a wonderfull news to hear that we the young is not basically thinking of evil things only but trying to put our heads together to become something in life.I will learn from her even if i can’t be like her but at least have something in my head.

    Ehi.